Business Works

NEWS TALK 94.1  |  Podcast , ±23 min episodes every 1 week, 1 day  |  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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15
SEP

Should You Start A Business?

Host Hal Alpiar is joined by Alex Maddux, a successful, local, up and coming entrepreneur. Together they tackle the question that is, "Should you start a business?" You may have an idea to start something practical, or to go all out and pursue your dreams when it comes to starting a business, but what does it take other than an idea? How will you know which is the better decision - staying at your current position, or branching out and doing your own thing? This week, Alex will share some advice on these matters, and the importance of finding your passion, having support from family, and planning a good business model.

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
08
SEP

Wilson Bank & Trust

Host Hal Alpiar is joined by Phillip Clemmons, Vice President and Office Manager of Wilson Bank & Trust in Cookeville. Together they provide an overview of the role that banks play for small business people trying to get started outside of the usual checking and savings accounts that you are already familiar with. He also discusses the impact that running a business has on your family, as well as the impact that it can have on the relationships that you have with 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
01
SEP

Father and Son Family Medicine Clinic

Host Hal Alpiar is joined by Laurie Smith, Practice Manager for Father and Son Family Medicine Clinic in Cookeville. She shares the story of how Father and Son came from Canada to right here in the Upper Cumberland, and the services that the practice provides for the community. She touches on how the practice is run, and the importance of ensuring you have good staff, while also touching on the practice's efforts in assisting with opioid addiction and recover.

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
AUG

Fastrak Solutions

Host Hal Alpiar is joined by Randy Robbins, owner of Fastrak Solutions in Cookeville. Established in 1989 as a software development company, Fastrak Solutions has demonstrated long term success by staying on top of the various technologically trends that have come and gone throughout its years of service in order to provide the best possible service to fit clients' needs around the world. He shares how Fastrak Solutions got its start, the various aspects of providing technological services, and how passion has helped his entrepreneurial endeavors thrive.

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
AUG

Outdoor Experience

Host Hal Alpiar is joined by Heather Call, owner of Outdoor Experience in Cookeville. With over 20 years of experience under her belt from running Outdoor Experience, Heather has learned many lessons on what it takes to not only run a local business in general, but what it takes to run a successful local business for so long. She shares how the business got started, what the experience was like opening and running a business with no prior business experience, and how she continues to operate her business by trying to offer a little of bit of everything outdoor activity and lifestyle related.

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
AUG

Stress & Thinking Clearly

It's incredibly common to become continually distracted throughout your day thanks to events occurring in your personal life, your work environment, and even all the way around the world thanks to the day to day news cycle. This kind of stress and distraction can have very negative impacts on your ability to run a successful business. This week, host Hal Alpiar offers four steps to help you think more clearly, perform more confidently, feel more relax, and be more productive more often in your daily life.

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
AUG

For-Profit Vs. Nonprofit Businesses Ep 2

Special guest Melissa Parks of the Upper Cumberland Habitat For Humanity joins host Hal Alpiar to continue discussing the differences between running a for-profit business versus a nonprofit business entity. With experience running the Upper Cumberland Habitat For Humanity, Melissa explains how the organization functions, and how they are able to maintain working business relationships with several different for-profit businesses for their projects around the Upper Cumberland.

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
JUL

For-Profit Vs. Nonprofit Businesses

With experience running both for-profit businesses, and nonprofit businesses, special guest Ron Graves, President of the Cookeville Breakfast Rotary, joins host Hal Alpiar to discuss the key differences between the two business entities, what it takes to run either type of business, as well as getting to know more about Ron and his career running different types of businesses.

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
21
JUL

Valerie Connelly & Entrepreneurship Pt 2

Host Hal Alpiar finishes 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, Valerie shares her recent experiences working on her original musical film "Love Is..." to showcase the entrepreneurial process, and what it takes to follow through with such a large project.

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
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

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