Business Works

NEWS TALK 94.1  |  Podcast , ±23 min episodes every 1 week, 2 days  |  Broadcast schedule  | 
From growing an idea to slowing down turnover, it's all how Business Works.

Spark your entrepreneurial ideas and pursuits with some of our Guests’ best-kept secrets for growing their business and healthcare practices. Get the how-to’s that national award-winning author and host Hal Alpiar uses to win record sales success for business owners and managers. 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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08
NOV
2020

How Are You Managing Yourself?

Between the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 presidential election, and more, it's incredibly easy to be caught up in the taxing stress of it all - not just for your business or practice, but for yourself as well. This week, host Hal Alpiar offers some simple techniques and a breathing exercise for when you're feeling anxious and on edge, and to help you move away from negative thoughts. After all, how can you expect to manage your business or practice, your employees, and of course, your customers and clients when you're failing to manage yourself?

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
OCT
2020

Jackson Heating Cooling And More

This week, host Hal Alpiar is joined by Thomas Gentry of Jackson Heating Cooling And More in Cookeville and Crossville. They discuss the family owned business's history since 1976, the various services that they offer, how they expanded and grew into offering new services that they found customers routinely inquiring about, and how they've been responding to the unique issues brought on by the current COVID-19 pandemic.

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
OCT
2020

Tennessee Limb And Brace

This week, host Hal Alpiar is joined by Barry Davidson and Cody Whittaker of Tennessee Limb and Brace in Cookeville. They discuss running a healthcare practice that doubles as a small business, how they got into the practice of prosthetics and orthotics, the types of relationships and support systems that they build with their clients to ensure that their unique medical needs are met, and where they see their practice moving forward in the 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
04
OCT
2020

Continuing To Adapt To Current Events

Many business owners and their employees have had to make the switch to working from home this year as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. This week, host Hal Alpiar will share a couple of different areas of thinking that have likely impacted you and your business as a result of these changes to work environment and customer base. Learn what not to do with your business while attempting to reconnect with your customer base, and find out what advice Hal has to offer to help you stay grounded and help grow your business despite current events.

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
13
SEP
2020

The Soft Side Of Business

When tragedy hits your community, it's common to want to spring to action with your business and help out in any way you can. However, are you doing this to help your community, or are you taking advantage of the situation because you want the spotlight on your business by the media? This week, host Hal Alpiar addresses the differences between acts of good faith and charity for good versus doing so for media attention or for making a "good name" for your business. In the second half, Hal will also discuss branding, and the pros and cons of using repetition in your business's branding.

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
06
SEP
2020

The Politics Of Business & The Business Of Politics

From business owners who vote with their business in mind, to politicians who have owned and ran their own businesses at some point, politics and business go hand in hand in many ways. This week, host Hal Alpiar offers some food for thought for your business from the political world, as well as some advice on how to construct and share those thoughts and ideas you may have with your local politicians regarding 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
30
AUG
2020

Building A Successful Direction For Your Business

Are you a budding entrepreneur? Or an entrepreneur with an already established business who is looking to shake things up and embrace change? The road to success requires two things - direction and ambition. This week, host Hal Alpiar discusses those things that will help stoke your ambition and help you build a successful direction for your business. He also reiterates the importance of context over content when it comes to your business practices and branding message.

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
23
AUG
2020

Your Clock Is Ticking - Are You?

Do you push yourself past the point of recognizing your past accomplishments? Are you so absorbed with making the most of every minute that you lose the sense of where you're actually at in life? This week, host Hal Alpiar encourages you to look inward towards your clicking, ticking heart, and check in with where you're currently at in life and with your business. Learn more about finding the secret to balance, and the secret to getting focused at what's important as well as the job at hand on this week's episode of Business Works.

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
AUG
2020

Turning The Tables: A Different Perspective

This week, host Hal Alpiar is joined by Nick McGehee. They discuss his experience as a highly qualified individual with two Masters degrees and a PHD currently between jobs, and what the process has been like for him looking for work. They discuss his background, his goals, and the importance of education for himself and his children to help employers consider the value and input of talented employees and potential hires whose experience and credentials may not seem like the right fit for the job at first glance.

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
AUG
2020

What Have You Done Lately?

If there's one thing that almost everyone can relate to, especially business owners, it is stress. With so much happening in the world, it's almost impossible to not feel stressed in one way or another. Unfortunately, from sales to employee morale, stress can cause knots in your business which need to be worked out. So how do you go about untangling these knots? This week, host Hal Alpiar provides guidance to help you through the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic, and offers advice on how to take better control of your life and business and go about untangling those stressful knots.

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
AUG
2020

The Gun Shop

Host Hal Alpiar is joined by Michael Bartlett, owner of The Gun Shop in Livingston and Crossville. They discuss his entrepreneurial journey and how it relates to anyone interested in potentially opening their own business, the services that they provide at their store locations, the unique challenges that owning a gun store bring as a business owner, as well as the different classes and events the different stores host for potential and returning 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
26
JUL
2020

Working From Home & Lessons Learned

With so many having to adapt to working at home during the COVID-19 pandemic, host Hal Alpiar discusses ways you can improve your work ethic while working from home, and how you can improve the work from home experience for your employees as a business owner. Hal also discusses some of the lessons that business owners have learned as a result of adapting to the COVID-19 pandemic, and what else can be taken away to help improve your leadership abilities as a business owner moving forward.

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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