The first board I joined in my early twenties was our neighborhood association. I lived in the poor section of North Springfield and there was no community pool, so we organized neighborhood cleanups and things of that sort. As a young person, this was wonderful, it gave me real world leadership experience. By accident, it helped give me the confidence to join other boards, even at an early age. I've been involved in leadership opportunities since student government in high s
What if you could have an accounting department that was easy to work with? What if you asked for something and got it right away without any hassle? No sighing, no complaining about how hard it will be, just quick and easy. What if you could get reports you wanted automatically e-mailed to you however often you wanted? Or, if you could see a dashboard on your phone with your most important metrics in real time? How about if expense reports were a piece of cake to submit and
When it comes to business contracts, I have two rules. Do not write your own contracts and do not sign a contract that has not been reviewed by a lawyer. Do Not Write Your Own Contracts I used to work with a business manager who thought he was being frugal by finding contracts online and using them for important business deals. He was always so pleased with himself—he had a lot of business experience and thought that he knew how to read business contracts. He patted himself o
Are you looking for a good spot to take a client to lunch, meet with a potential partner or just have a business lunch with a co-worker? We have asked a few people we like for their highly recommended restaurants in the area that are perfect for just that! Next week marks the transition into Phase 2 of the COVID-19 reopening plan for Joplin. Well, since we will soon start having lunches outside of our homes again, we thought we would offer some recommendations on where to go.