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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13
SEP

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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
28
JUN

Integrity In Business

Positivity can be fleeting during times of stress, and with current events the way that they have been, there has certainly been no shortage of stress. But how is this impacting your business as you try to adapt to the changing business landscape we find ourselves in? It's important to discover new ways of thinking to maintain a level of integrity within your business that inspires positivity and loyalty to your customers and employees. This week, host Hal Alpiar offers a six point approach to help create a positive climate for your business, and to help you maintain a clear, steady level of integrity even in times of stress. After all, it was author C.S. Lewis who said, "Integrity is doing the right thing, even when no one is watching."

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
JUN

Broast Tennessee Coffee Roasters

Host Hal Alpiar is joined by Justin Davis, owner of Broast Tennessee Coffee Roasters in Cookeville. They discuss how Broast came about, how he learned about the coffee bean roasting process, how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the business and how he's kept it going, and where he envisions the business going 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
31
MAY

Adjusting To Change

Between devastating tornadoes, and the COVID-19 pandemic, the Upper Cumberland area of Middle Tennessee has been through its fair share of stressful times. Business owners in particular are facing economic uncertainty as non-essential businesses are force to close for a period of time in an attempt to flatten the COVID-19 infection curve. This week, host Hal Alpiar discusses just how to deal with the reality of having to close your business, and how to adjust to current circumstances. He also offers examples and ideas on staying inspired during this time, and how to take control rather than letting yourself be controlled by circumstances.

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
MAY

Does Your Business Work? Pt 2

Host Hal Alpiar shares some of the things that he's learned over the years that has helped him overcome stressful times and circumstances, and offers new ideas and ways to help you stay in control and be effective in times of great stress to help keep your business working. This week, Hal touches on the things that you can do for your business to guarantee your long term success in these stressful times.

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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