Like a backflip on skis, most leadership advice – whether you heard it in business school or from a "self-educated" YouTube entrepreneur– can only be mastered with experience.     For those still lacking experience, however, the next best thing is to learn from someone...
Erika Alessandrini was working out on her treadmill when a great idea came to her – a career-coaching app she could use to help her clients. Alessandrini looked at her smartphone, and she was surprised to find there wasn’t an app that met her needs. So, like all resourceful entrepreneurs,...
Growing up in Granite City, Ill., Nucor’s Mary Emily Slate was destined for a career in steel manufacturing. It was that community’s primary trade and after working in the industry for decades for other companies, the opportunity to lead a Nucor Steel operation presented itself. She hopped on board...
A bill that would abolish the Arkansas Health Insurance Marketplace and move its duties to the Arkansas Insurance Department moved one step closer to the governor’s desk Wednesday. Senate Bill 113 by Sen. Jason Rapert, R-Conway, passed the House Insurance and Commerce Committee on a voice vote with a few...
As the trade war rages with China the real impacts to U.S. soybean farmers are starting to be felt. University of Arkansas agriculture economist Scott Stiles created a chart mapping how many bushels of soybeans were sold in China in 2017 as compared to 2018 when the trade war...
Small business owners and gig economy workers may enjoy freedom and often benefit from increased flexibility. However, they miss out on the retirement plans and contributions that many full-time workers receive. So, how should a small business owner plan for retirement in the absence of company-sponsored plans? Angela Park...
The Mississippi County Hospital System (MCHS) is officially entering into an administrative service agreement with St. Bernards Healthcare. The new agreement will begin Nov. 1. Terms of the deal were not immediately released. “Having a local organization like St. Bernards that understands this market and our patient population is a...
Have a killer business idea? A killer business plan can help you turn it into a successful business. Creating a well-crafted business plan is no easy task, however. You'll need to not only flesh out your idea, make some educated guesses and have a deep understanding of the different...
A St. Louis Federal Reserve economist said recent movements in several housing indicators, including mortgage rates, existing home sales, real house prices and the momentum of residential investment, could suggest another housing downturn may be on the horizon. In a recent report on the U.S. housing market, William Emmons, assistant...
A business name is more than just words – it is a representation of your company and brand. The process of choosing a business name may seem simple at first, but there are many factors that play into creating a successful one. David Poulos, director of marketing at Pinnacle Advisory Group,...