Business Works

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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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14
JUL

Valerie Connelly & Entrepreneurship Pt 1

Host Hal Alpiar continues a three part interview series with local entrepreneur Valerie Connelly. A creative individual in many fields, Valerie has reached the top of her life pursuit mountain through her many endeavors in art, music, writing, and more. This week, they discuss Valerie's entrepreneurial journey, and defining what it not only means to be an entrepreneur, but what it takes to be one as well through personal stories and experience.

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
07
JUL

The Cannes Film Festival

Host Hal Alpiar begins a three part interview series with local entrepreneur Valerie Connelly. A creative individual in many fields, Valerie has reached the top of her life pursuit mountain through her many endeavors in art, music, writing, and more. This week, they discuss their recent trip to The Cannes Film Festival, what the experience was like, and how the Festival embraces the spirit of entrepreneurship.

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
02
JUN

Success In Life

Starting your business, making it through those first few months or even years, and growing your customer base are great measures for your initial success when it comes to your business. However, what about your success in life? Your success in life will depend on what you do after you do what you are expected to do. This week, Hal and Dr. Wiant break this statement down, and examine why success doesn't stop after you close up shop and head home for the day.

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
26
MAY

Are You On Target?

We all like to help the people around us to some extent, however some of us may end up dwelling on being a "do-gooder" much to the detriment of your personal and professional success. We can only truly help other people when we are coming from a position of strength. This week, Hal and Dr. Wiant break down how to ensure you're staying on target, and how to not get off track trying to "do good," or by surrounding yourself with less successful individuals for an ego boost.

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
12
MAY

What Can We Learn From Entrepreneurs?

Becoming an entrepreneur is no easy task. Whether you think you are one, or would like to become one, you have a long road ahead of you, and if you already are an entrepreneur, you likely had to study what it means to be an entrepreneur before you "made it." This week, Hal and Dr. Wiant take a look at what it means to be an entrepreneur, and what you can learn from studying the experiences of other entrepreneurs around you, and the challenges and failures that they have learned from.

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
05
MAY

Direct Mail & Marketing

Thanks to newer companies offering deals on printing postcards, catalogs, and more, direct mail is making a come back. Many modern, online-focused have already begin adopting direct mail in their marketing practices, often targeting previous or current customers to entice further sales. But just how effective is direct mail when it comes to bringing in more business for your company? Hal and Dr. Wiant discuss the resurgence in direct mail service providers, and what you can stand to learn from adopting the practice as part of your marketing strategy.

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
28
APR

How Do I Get More Customers?

It doesn't matter if you're an inventor, retailer, wholesaler, manufacturer, service business, surgeon, veternarian, creative genius, or a lawyer. It doesn't matter if you have a top notch sales team if you don't have enough customers or clients that are paying for your services. But how do you attract more customers? More billboards around town? Hal and Dr. Wiant discuss ways to help you "get your butt in gear," and attract more customers or clients to your 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
14
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.

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
07
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.

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
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.

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
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.

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
24
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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