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Opinion: Live commerce promises exponential online sales

Lance Coffman of Missouri Small Business Development Center at MSU: "Done correctly, live commerce offers a new opportunity to exponentially increase sales."

Growth strategy consultant Ryan Baker: "If you have what people want, and they want it bad enough, you only have to find the people that want it and tell them you have it."

Alliant Insurance Services' Hunter Johnson: "Advanced discussions with your agent, and with the carrier, can help give your underwriter a better understanding of the business and potentially offset artificially higher sales with rate considerations."

Old Missouri Bank's Ryan Sutherland: "Rising rates are nothing new, but they can make for turbulent times. Still, you and your business can continue to thrive through it all."

Guaranty Bank's Travis Beazley: "Good cash-flow management certainly will not solve every problem a business encounters, and even the strongest businesses can run into cash needs. However, when cash flow is managed effectively, a business will be able to plan and forecast those needs."

Springfield Contractors Association's Megan Short: "Flexibility and communication can ensure a project is set up for success and stays on course."

Husch Blackwell's Laura Robinson and Brent Meyer: "If you want to build in this market, all parties need to engage in creative risk-sharing mechanisms to get projects done."

Attorney Stephen F. Aton: "While you have a right to a jury trial, you may wish to consider whether your goals would be better met by the arbitration process."

Burrell Behavioral Health's Dr. Shelly Farnan: "It’s up to each of us to set the precedent of holistic wellness in the workplace and for all industries to meet the expectations and needs of our employees from all generations, races and gender identities."

CoxHealth's Tracy Mitchell: "There are many things in life outside of our control, but we’re fortunate in health care to have some issues we can prevent, or reduce the severity of illness, by prioritizing screenings and tests."

Love 4 Life Wellness CEO Melesha Bailey: "Creating access to public and private health care resources is vital for Black Americans who adversely suffer from many of the most common chronic health issues."

Ollis/Akers/Arney's Cameron Black: "A well-structured program that meets the needs of the employees leads to a higher level of satisfied and dedicated employees.

Columnist Lynne Haggerman: "Several federal laws, directives and guidance have been recently modified or eliminated."

Carnahan Evans associate attorney Kirk Kaczmarek: "Understanding this privilege can help individual clients and businesses navigate the way they communicate with their attorneys, ultimately protecting information that provides a competitive edge or that could become a legal liability."

Evangel University's Jon Spence: "As educators, we equip future generations of learners to inherit their place in society. This is an essential role, and our culture looks to us to make sure these students are prepared."

Drury University professor Laurie Edmondson: "Now more than ever, public schools need the support of every community member."

Piatchek & Associates President Kenny Gott: "Ask your adviser about your market investment costs and turnover – and look at your investments to see the relationship between lower costs and better performance potential."

Missouri Small Business Development Center at Missouri State University's Lance Coffman: "When you have the right people in the right place, you set up your organization for success. "

Old Missouri Bank's Hunter Cox: "It’s not easy to get your business dreams off the ground, but knowing what’s involved with a business or commercial loan ahead of time can be an advantage."

Diagnostic Thinking CEO Dina Readinger recommends giving employees reasons to stay.

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