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September 2021, Entrepreneurial Journey

Q&A with Paul Dorrell

Leopold Gallery is celebrating its 30th anniversary in Kansas City. In addition to featuring local artists at his Brookside brick-and-mortar space, Leopold founder Paul Dorrell works with clients around the world as an art consultant to bring their spaces to life by identifying the right piece of art or the right artist to create custom art. He has designed large art projects in spaces such as Arrowhead Stadium, H&R Block’s…

September 2021, Community Spotlight

Shatto Milk Co. Finds Success Connecting Cows and Customers

The 500 Holstein cows at Shatto Milk Co. may outnumber the human residents in their hometown of Osborn, MO (pop. 423). But they still get an awful lot of love here. They have a herdsman dedicated to their care, along with a team that includes agriscientists and a nutritionist working to keep them happy and cool in the summer heat. They have farmers growing some of cows’ favorite foods just…

September 2021, Expert Advice, Office Design

The Power of Color

It’s September, and the kids are officially back to school. This time of year always brings back the feeling of hopeful excitement at the thought of new school supplies. I’ve been out of school for quite some time, but there is still something magical about opening a new box of crayons and seeing all their brightly colored points standing at attention and ready to create. Well, as an adult, it’s…

September 2021, Business Administration, Expert Advice

Have You Done a Wellness Check ON Your Business?

Wellness well·​ness | \ ˈwel-nəs \ : the quality or state of being in good health, especially as an actively sought goal This is the definition of “wellness,” according to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary. For many of us, the term “wellness” calls to mind our well-being as humans. That is, the health of our mind, body and soul — whether it be of ourselves personally, our friends and family, our employees or, as highly publicized…

September 2021, Expert Advice, Sales

Sales Answer Man Question of the Month: September 2021

Q: I have been a sales producer for the past year and will likely have some additional responsibilities in sales management in the next few months. What competencies will I need for that role versus my current one?    A: You are wise to give this thought before the change occurs, rather than after.  It’s unusual to find someone who is an excellent sales producer and equally competent as a…