Using Meaningful Conversation to Get What You Want, Need, and Deserve

Cover of Currency: Striking Networking Gold in a Relaionship Economy

We talk about the importance of getting face-to-face and engaging in two-way, one-on-one conversations with the people in our life. I throw down the 2-10 Challenge — engage in two 10-minute meaningful conversations each day to change your life. It’ll provide the fuel for your road to success. Wondering what you’ll talk about during those …

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Knowing When to Jump: Understanding the Timing of Opening, Closing, and Marketing Your Business

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You know those times that you wish you had your camera because you would have taken a picture of a moment that might never happen again? I feel the same way about recording interviews. Thanks to technology, I can always whip out my smartphone and take a photo or record an interview. This week’s show …

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What You Don’t Know about Safety Can Cost You Big Bucks

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Safe workplaces aren’t just for warehouses and manufacturing facilities. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is chartered with ensuring that companies throughout the United States are working to keep employees safe. A surprise OSHA visit to a business that is violating safety standards and endangering employees can result in thousands of dollars in fines. …

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Your Chamber of Commerce: What They Do for Businesses and How You Can Benefit

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A chamber of commerce is often the first place a business connects in a community. However, they do more than host networking groups and send out welcome packets. How much do you know about what they do? In this episode of Business: Engaged!, we talk with Raymond Burns and Michael Lindsey of the Rogers-Lowell Area …

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Marketing to the Hispanic Consumer

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A Nielsen study found that if U.S. Hispanics were a stand-alone country, their market buying power would be one of the top twenty economies in the world. They are highly likely to accumulate wealth and have significant buying power. Have I’ve got your attention? Our guest on this episode is marketing specialist Rey Hernandez. He …

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Eureka Pizza’s Discovery That Staying Local Was the Best Decision

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Over twenty years, Eureka Pizza has earned its place as Arkansas’ leading independent pizzeria. Owner Rolf Wilkin today is keeping it local with his nine Northwest Arkansas pizza shops. He talks about the journey to expand and shares his insights. He’ll be the first to tell you that massive growth doesn’t always mean more profit, …

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Reinventing the Kent Rylee Brand

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It was 2008 and the writing was on the wall: Kent Rylee’s 20-year business relationship with General Motors was about to change forever. He was faced with many options. Instead, he chose to reinvent his business. While other car dealers faced with the same dilemma were closing their doors, he took a long look at …

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Addressing Employee Performance Issues

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If she should know better, why is she not doing what you want her to do? One of the biggest management challenges is motivating and leading employees to do what we want them to do. The key to addressing performance issues with employees is communicating clear expectations.In this episode of Business: Engaged!, Kelly Riggs of …

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When It’s Time to Close the Doors

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No business owner starts out with any thought of closing his business. The dirty little secret in business is that every company has a life span, no matter what size or format. Products change. Customer needs evolve. Life moves on. Owners need to stay close to shifting conditions and be ready to make tough decisions. …

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Where to SCORE Some Reliable Small Business Advice

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Have you ever wondered where to go when you have questions about that next step or even the first step in business ownership? Maybe you’ve been looking for a place to volunteer your time and your passion is working with entrepreneurs. SCORE might just be the answer for both.Many entrepreneurs turn to SCORE for advice. …

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