Business Works

NEWS TALK 94.1  |  Podcast , ±23 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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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.
27
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.
20
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.
13
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
16
DEC
2018

The Power Of Community

It's easy to get swept up in the financial side of your business, or the operations side, but there's one powerful tool that can support your business that's right in front of you... Your community. Hal and Johnny discuss the importance of your community when it comes to the success of 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
09
DEC
2018

Credit Cards vs. Loans For Startups

Finances play a critical role early on in a startup's life, but how can you tell which types of financial assistance are right for you? Credit cards may come with benefits later on down the road, but a loan may solve the need for instant finances right then and there. Hal and Johnny offer advice on how to choose which type of financial assistance is right for your startup.

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
25
NOV
2018

Business Headed To The ER

Everyone wants their business to succeed, and some expect there to be challenges. However, not many are prepared to be faced with a dying business. The stress of owning a business that's in the red may cause large amounts of negativity for you and your employees. Hal and Johnny discuss how to get out of this spiral, and take the steps to get your business back on track.

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
18
NOV
2018

Small Business Leadership

It's very easy to get caught up in one's own personal turmoils, but keep in mind that everyone is fighting their own battles. While running a business is no easy task for the owners, keeping cool is crucial for not only the business, but for your employees. Hal and Johnny look at how to rise above and follow through for your employees in times of stress.

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
11
NOV
2018

Family Business

Running a family business brings its own unique set of challenges due to close connections between family members. Simply because there are close connections between family members, does not mean that each member will get along with one another in a work environment. Hal and Johnny discuss why this happens, and how to work alongside family to alleviate these challenges.

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
04
NOV
2018

Here And Now Leadership

Regardless of what issues you may face or changing circumstances that arise, one thing that should stay the same is your leadership. Wether you have a small or large staff, they look to your for handling daily matters. Hal and Johnny look at how practicing leadership here and now in the present can shape your business 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

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