On the Rocks: Overcoming Business Struggles During the Pandemic

By: Jane Monroe, Embrace the Grape Embrace the Grape is a beverage catering company which has been in business since 2009. We cater the bar for private and public events all over the Kansas City Metro area. Every year the company has grown. 2019 was a breathtaking...

Unwinding 2020

By: Tammy Garrison, Unwind Fiber Arts, LLC On March 8, 2020, I sat at the table in the center of Unwind Fiber Arts with a cup of coffee and my laptop, reviewing sales reports with a sense of accomplishment and gratitude. The last two weeks had been the best for Unwind...

Restaurants Find Success Despite Pandemic Experience

By: Jordan Straits When I asked Bethany Neal, Vice President of Sales, Marketing & Technology, what Stroud’s Express has experienced through the pandemic she responded emphatically: “It’s been wild!” This response is probably to be expected when you consider that...

Retirement Planning During a Pandemic

By: Stephen Stricklin, CFP®, Wise Wealth, LLC Certainly, during a pandemic, it makes sense to take more precautions for the sake of safety. For many, this means working from home and not eating out as much. For others, it has forced them to put their lives on hold....
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