By: Dr. Rick Brattin So just how ‘big’ is the world’s ‘big data’ and why should companies care? As discussed in my last column, “What makes today’s data ‘Big’?”, we have experienced an explosion of new data and data sources over the last two decades. This is data that companies are analyzing in pursuit of business insight and competitive advantage. Those who do this well … [Read more...] about Bears Business Brief: How ‘Big’ is today’s data?
On Friday, April 1st sixteen senior Interior Design students showcased their work at The Veridian in downtown Springfield. The Senior Showcase included work and projects each student completed throughout their college career. There were many areas of focus including residential, commercial and hospitality design. Students participating included: Katherine … [Read more...] about Interior Design Seniors Showcase Their Work
By: Shannon McMurtrey I absolutely love this time of the year. The Ozarks really starts to come alive with the beauty that many of us have probably come to take for granted over the years. I love the colors, the return of spring rains, spring turkey season, all of the new life, and the return of Cardinals baseball! One thing that I really do not love, however, is the … [Read more...] about Bears Business Brief: How to be prepared for tax scams
By: Les Heitger On December 11, 2008, The Federal Bureau of Investigation arrested Bernie Madoff for committing the largest investment fraud in the history of the world. With alleged victim losses well in excess of $50 billion, many were shocked by the magnitude and length of the fraud. Although this fraud was significant, it was just one of many frauds that were … [Read more...] about Bears Business Brief: Fraud only happens to others
By: Rayanna Anderson Over the past 25 years, I have had the opportunity to work with thousands of small business owners. Some were great successes and others failed. According to the U.S. Small Business Association, almost half of businesses survive at least five years and about one third make it 10 years or more. If you are thinking about starting your own business, … [Read more...] about Bears Business Brief: Surviving small business ownership by focusing on failure