Business Works

NEWS TALK 94.1  |  Podcast , ±22 min episodes every 1 week  |  Broadcast schedule  | 
From growing an idea to slowing down turnover, it's all how Business Works.

Give us 22 minutes and you get the best of 100 combined years of record sales and award-winning Business and Professional Practice development hands-on experience, expertise and ideas from Hal Alpiar and Johnny Stites. BusinessWorks from News Talk 94.1.

From growing an idea to slowing down turnover, it's all how Business works. Sunday afternoons at 1pm.

Local conversation for local business. News Talk 94.1.

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APR

Workplace Safety Policies

If you own a business, regardless of what industry, you need to have some type of safety policy in place to govern yourself and your employees. However, the term "safety" doesn't stop at having clearly marked emergency exits, and knowing where the fire extinguishers are in the building. You need to provide a safe workplace for your employees and customers to prevent injuries, harassment, or other health hazards that may be relevant to your industry. Hal and Dr. Wiant discuss several common types of safety policies, and how to come up with the best strategy for your business.
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APR

Business Structures

You have an idea for a business. You decide to pursue your dreams by yourself, or perhaps you're going in with like-minded individuals to start a business. You know the what, who, how, and why, but then you're hit with a huge question. What type of business structure should you go with? This week, Hal and Dr. Wiant look at the ups and downs of common business structures, and what aspects of choosing a structure may require professional assistance from lawyers and accountants.
24
MAR

Your Reputation

Though it may not seem like it at first, your reputation is crucial to growing your business. Your reputation drives how you and your business are perceived by not only current and potential customers, but by your community as well. This week, Hal and Dr. Wiant discuss reputation, and how self assessment is important in following through with your personal goals, and to ensure your financial future.
03
MAR

Keeping Up With Changes

Technology has changed the pace at which we consume media and information. The world is constantly moving to the next big thing, and much like the world, there are things happening in your business every minute. It's important to keep up with the rapidly changing environment around you. Hal and Dr. Wiant offer insight into how to capitalize on what you learn, and what to keep an ear out for from your employees.
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FEB

Staying Relevant

As your business continues to evolve over the years, it's important to look to the past and analyze how you got to where you are. What worked, what didn't, and how can you continue to be relevant as your business continues to grow. Hal and Dr. Wiant share ten tips to help your business stay relevant as the world around you continues to grow and move on.

Business Works is presented by the following sponsors:
Father and Son Family Medicine Clinic
Heather Skender-Newton
Rib City of Cookeville
John White - State Farm Insurance Agent
Ford Lincoln of Cookeville
Trademark Printing
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FEB

Conversational Blunders

Your business expands past the storefront, or online presence. Your own words, actions, and presentation play as crucial of a role in your business as your employees and their words do, if not more. On today's Businessworks, Hal and Dr. Wiant take a look at the top seven conversational blunders, and how you can expertly navigate conversations with customers and other professionals regardless of your type of industry or business.

Business Works is presented by the following sponsors:
Father and Son Family Medicine Clinic
Heather Skender-Newton
Rib City of Cookeville
John White - State Farm Insurance Agent
Ford Lincoln of Cookeville
Trademark Printing
10
FEB

Customer Feedback & Focus Groups

While you may know your product and your customer demographics, does that mean that you know what your customers truly want? Chances are the answer to that is no. It takes patience, listening, and talking skills to gather the information necessary to providing the experience that your customers are looking for. Hal and Dr. Wiant have some tips that you can work on to be more open to customer feedback and why focus groups are beneficial to your business.
03
FEB

Small Business Marketplace

You've established your business, you've hired your employees, and you've taken on several clients, or have experienced a steady stream of customers. But now that it's the new year, how do you grow? What is your gameplan? Hal and Dr. Wiant discuss the small business Marketplace going into the new year, and what some of the key issues and factors are that you should consider when planning the next step for your business.
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JAN

Friction In The Workplace

The relationships that you maintain with your boss and/or employees can be crucial to the day to day success of your business. Friction in the workplace, no matter how big or small, can hamper the day to day operations, which can have long term negative effects on your business. Hall and Dr. Wiant discuss common sources of workplace friction, and how to handle them whether you are the boss, or the employee.
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JAN

Goal Setting Steps

It's never too early to start writing your goals down, but your goals will not be achieved without a plan. There are five steps to goal setting that are common among those who are successful in achieving their goals. Hal and Dr. Wiant discuss the goal setting process, and the steps that you can follow to achieve your goals no matter how big or small.
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JAN

Don't Dwell On Your Goals

Goals are important to have as they can be the main force that drives you to be the best business owner that you can be. However, it is easy to get lost in meeting these goals without taking the time to take care of yourself and your business on the journey to meeting your goals. Hal and new co-host Dr. Ken Wiant discuss how to follow your goals without losing sight of reality.
23
DEC
2018

Business Branding, Booster & Life

While a business's logo or employee uniform may come to mind when thinking about their branding, a lot more goes into their branding than just physical attributes. Your attitude and commitment to excellence speak louder to the consumer in the long run. Hal and Johnny discuss how important these factors are when it comes to retaining customers.

Business Works is presented by the following sponsors:
Father and Son Family Medicine Clinic
Heather Skender-Newton
Rib City of Cookeville
John White - State Farm Insurance Agent
Ford Lincoln of Cookeville
Trademark Printing

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