Talking Business Now
Get the inside scoop on how America’s most successful entrepreneurs are transforming their industries. On each episode of Talking Business Now, you'll meet one of your fellow business owners, founders or entrepreneurs who's "been there done that." Along with host Kelly Scanlon, guests delve into a specific challenge they've dealt with, their strategies for handling it and how it changed their company. You'll be inspired by each guest's entrepreneurial journey—and, through their experiences and examples, you'll gain insights into innovative ideas you can put to work immediately to increase productivity, improve processes, expand your market share and generate more revenue. Tune in , , , it’s time to talk business!
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1
Get on Your Horse and Ride - Practical Advice f...
Laura Laiben, founder of The Culinary Center of Kansas City, provides straight talk about doing business during the coronoavirus pandemic.
27 min
2
Using Memory Skills to Generate More Sales
Dave Farrow, the two-time Guiness World Record Holder for Greatest Memory, joins us to talk about the relationship between memory and achieving better sales and advertising results.
23 min
3
6 Key Business Lessons From a Serial Entrepreneur
Carl Gould shares the lessons he's learned on his entrepreneurial jouney.
27 min
4
Look Up—And Discover Possibilities
Jan Sokoloff Harness discusses her book Look Up: Your Unexpected Guide to Good.
28 min
5
Bill George Drives Change in the On-Demand Tran...
Kansas City entrepreneur Bill George has carved out a lane in the rapidly growing on-demand transportation industry.
13 min
6
Energy Entrepreneur Marries Technology and Fina...
Scott Ringlein, founder and CEO of The Energy Alliance Group, is helping businesses adopt sustainable energy technology solutions by solving their financing issues.
30 min
7
How to Make Good Things Happen
Ron Tite, founder of Church + State, discusses his new book Think. Do. Say.
22 min
8
How I Learned to Work With Millennials—and Save...
Entrepreneur Lee Caraher discusses how to create high-performing multigenerational teams.
38 min
9
Startups: How to Fairly Slice the Equity Pie
Serial entrepreneur Mike Moyer discusses a new way to slice the equity pie in a startup company.
21 min
10
A Modern Holiday Favorite: The Entrepreneurs Be...
Elf on the Shelf co-founder Chanda Bell takes us behind the scenes of this enduring holiday brand.
13 min
11
Exiting a Business Successfully, with Serial En...
Frank Fiume, founder of i9 Sports, discusses his experience navigating the sale of two businesses.
21 min
12
Franchising Your Way to Business Growth: With E...
Entrepreneur Frank Fiume, who grew i9 Sports to $300 million in sales, shares tips and insights into using franchising as a model for growing a business.
18 min
13
Running With My Head Down: Entrepreneurial Less...
Frank Fiume, founder of i9 Sports, the nation's leading franchise of youth leagues and camps, shares his lessons learned.
28 min
14
Deep Listening for Deep Business Results
Former Microsoft executive Oscar Trimboli talks with us about how to master deep listening for increased produdctivity and better business results.
32 min
15
From Paralysis to Purpose: An Inspiring Story o...
Speaker and author David Cooks shares insights into how his positive attitude toward physical paralysis shaped his future.
22 min
16
Leading Change in Times of Great Uncertainty
Former amazon.com executive Julie Benezet talks about how to lead companies through change and embrace the uncertainty it brings.
31 min
17
An Inside Look at the Early Days of AI—and How ...
Pamela McCorduck, an artificial intelligence expert who witnessed the start of the AI revolution and personally worked with the founder fathers, discusses the implications of AI on the future of business.
20 min
18
Creating an Effective and Memorable Business Name
Ross Kimbarovsky discusses the do's and don'ts of naming or renaming a business.
27 min
19
Boost Your Company's Growth DNA
Margaret Reynolds discusses how strategic leaders use growth genetics to drive sustainable business performance.
23 min
20
Being an Entrepreneur Isn't Enough—And Other Le...
Serial entrepreneur August Turak discusses the life and leadership lessons he learned from his father.
30 min
21
The Self-Reliant Entrepreneur: What Business Le...
John Jantsch joins Talking Business Now to discuss his latest book, "The Self-Reliant Entrepreneur: 366 Daily Meditations to Feed Your Soul and Grow Your Business."
31 min
22
Entrepreneur Powers Cell Phones, Brightens Live...
Conner Hazelrigg joins Talking Business Now to discuss her mission to provide solar power and create jobs in developing countries.
23 min
23
The Success Intersection, with Orlando Magic Co...
Orlando Magic founder Pat Williams talks about combining talents with passion to discover your success intersection.
23 min
24
Salespeople With These 7 Traits Achieve Faster ...
Ron Karr, author of Lead, Sell, or Get Out of the Way, shares the seven traits of great salespeople.
19 min
25
A Pioneer of Early Silicon Valley on Lessons Le...
21 min
26
How Companies Can Help New Executives Succeed
Ron Carucci shares insights for helping new executives rise to power and avoid failure
18 min
27
Tiege Hanley: The Entrepreneurial Company Chang...
Founder and CEO Kelley Thornton shares the secrets behind the success of men's skin care company Tiege Hanley.
24 min
28
How the Country’s Oldest Peanut Butter Company ...
Entrepreneur Kimmi Wernli discusses how buying Crazy Richard's Peanut Butter Company from her father and her strategies for reshaping it into a 21st century company.
31 min
29
Embracing a Healthy Disregard for the Impossible
Tina Seelig talks about creativity, innovation, entrepreneurship and life lessons from her book What I Wish I Knew When I Was 20.
22 min
30
Is Your Business Strangled By Conflict Debt?
Liane Davey discusses how to use productive conflict to get your team and your organization to be more productive.
22 min
31
School Principal and Father Turns Entrepreneur ...
Former school principal starts company to protect against active shooters.
17 min
32
No Dumbing Down: Aligning Your Organization for...
Karen Walker discusses how senior company leaders can create and align internal processes to support profitable and sustainable growth.
16 min
33
Discovering Your Extraordinary Talent Through D...
Bradley Charbonneau talks about how the power of habit can unleash your potential.
27 min
34
What Leaders Today Can Learn From 52 Critical D...
Greg Bustin talks about the leadership lessons we can learn from key historical decisions.
23 min
35
McClure's Pickles: From Family Tradition to Nat...
Bob McClure, co-founder of McClure’s Pickles, talks about growing a family tradition into a specialty pickle brand with raving fans—and the lessons learned.
25 min
36
The Real ROI You Should Be Measuring: Return on...
Ronan Leonard, the founder of Eccountability, discussees how to leverage what you already know to get a better Return on Intellect.
20 min
37
Business Secrets of the Monastic Monks
Entrepreneur and book author August Turak discusses the business lessons he learned from the Trappist monks.
40 min
38
Leading the the Future of Work
Cheryl Cran discusses how business leaders can prepare for and lead the workplace change that's occurring due to digital disruption.
21 min
39
Workplace Lessons from Corporate Communications...
Corporate communications professionals Jennifer Rock and Michael Voss share the behind-the-scenes stories that inspired their business novels.
25 min
40
Rising to Power: Why So Many Executives Fail an...
Ron Carucci discusses why so many newly appointed executives fail and how to avoid that challenge.
19 min
41
The Coaching Effect: The Missing Piece in Leade...
Sarah Wirth provides a roadmap for getting people to perform at peak capacity.
19 min
42
What an Orchestra Conductor Can Teach Organizat...
Maestro Roger Nierenberg discusses The Music Paradigm.
17 min
43
How Mastering Wit Can Lead to Business Innovations
James Geary discusses how developing wit can lead to discovery and innovation.
19 min
44
Building a Looking Forward to Monday Company Cu...
Don Rheem discusses how to use the principles of neuroscience to drive employee performance and engagement.
22 min
45
Leveraging Influencers to Take Your Marketing t...
Stacy Jones explains the ins and outs of Influencer Marketing and how your company can benefit if you work with the right people.
25 min
46
Developing Your Executive Presence to Get in th...
Pamela J. Green discusses how to develop executive presence and become a more successful leader.
22 min
47
Personal Branding for Everyday Professionals
Athlete and celebrity brand expert Frances Reimers
19 min
48
Creating a Non-Stop Sales Boom
Colleen Francis discusses how to create a nonstop sales boom.
17 min
49
Storytelling: A Powerful Tool for Creating Comp...
Mikki Williams discusses how to gain a competitive business advantage through storytelling.
19 min
50
The 4 Things That Purpose-Led 21st Century Comp...
Shannon Adkins discusses the four things that socially conscious, purpose-led companies of the 21st century do well.
26 min
51
Tom Hill’s Four Mantras to Life and Business Su...
Dr. Tom Hill discusses the four mantras that have led him to a successful and fulfilling life.
20 min
52
How Businesses Can Do Well By Doing Good, with ...
Amanda Brinkman of The Small Business Revolution talks about what stokes her enthusiasm for small business.
24 min
53
Packaging People: How Leaders Can Impress
Sylvie Di Giusto discusses how leaders can make a good first impression and control the message they send to others.
20 min
54
The Story of Elf on the Shelf
Elf on the Shelf co-founder Chanda Bell explains how a family holiday tradition became a commercial success.
16 min
55
Creating Gender Parity at Work, with Rania Ande...
Rania Anderson discusses a formula for leading with women and creating gender parity in the workplace.
30 min
56
How to Present a Message That Matters, with Dia...
Diane DiResta shares tips for delivering presentations with power, punch and pizzazz
22 min
57
Women's Business Ownership Act of 1988—30 Years...
H.R. 5050 changed women's business ownership, and it's still making a difference today as it marks its 30th anniversary.
31 min
58
HMS Hones Success With Surgical Precision
Jon and Teresa Andrade are leading Heartland Medical Solutions on a strategic path to sustainable growth.
11 min
59
Behind the Scenes with Season 3 of The Small Bu...
Amanda Brinkman gives behind-the-scenes insights into what viewers can expect from Season 3 of The Small Business Revolution - Main Street.
19 min
60
Going Places: How Bill George is Driving Change...
Bill George, CEO of Kansas City Transportation Group, is creating innovation in ground transportation.
16 min
61
How to Run Your Business Like Clockwork—Without...
Mike Michalowicz discusses the formula in his book Clockwork that allows business owners to grow their companies while stepping away from the daily grind.
27 min
62
Lessons in Leadership from the Colonel's Daught...
Lauren Schieffer offers leadership solutions for resolving workplace conflicts.
25 min
63
Bullseye Marketing Tips for Growing Your Busine...
Louis Gudema shares best practices and actionable tips for increasing your company's revenue.
25 min
64
Elevate: An Essential Guide to Life, with Joe D...
Joe Deitch provides insights into leading a life filled with meaning and happiness.
27 min
65
Lead, Sell or Get Out of the Way! with Ron Karr
Ron Karr discusses how to dramatically increase your company's market share, sales and profits.
21 min
66
Vintage As a Venture, with Dale Scott of Vintag...
Dale Scott has channeled his passion for vintage homes into several lucrative businesses.
19 min
67
Advice From the Longest Serving CEO of a Public...
Ray Zinn, founder of Micrel, best-known as the longest-serving CEO of a publicly traded Silicon Valley company, serves up business advice.
27 min
68
What Cryptocurrency Can Mean for Businesses, wi...
Joshua Dewitt discusses how businesses can use cryptocurrency.
20 min
69
Six Generations Strong: How Pioneer Music Has E...
Alec Haight discusses the secrets behind how his family's business, Pioneer Music Company, is still going strong after six generations.
25 min
70
AMG Is Changing the Property Management Game, w...
Founder Zach Batson discusses how putting an emphasis on relationships over transactions has fueled Asset Management Group’s growth.
12 min
71
Tips for Achieving Managed Year-Over-Year Reven...
Freedom Interiors founder Carol Espinosa talks about building a successful company.
20 min
72
Why Mobile Technology Is Important to Every Bus...
Ryan Wyse, founder of Code Koalas, discusses how to companies can avoid technology stagnation and project a fresh web presence.
16 min
73
Loading Money to Make Money: How ATM Operator P...
G. Jason Schnellbacher discusses how Prineta, the independent ATM service provider he founded, has become an industry leader.
24 min
74
Leveraging Technology for Business Communicatio...
Network Innovations' founder Brian Gregory discusses how technology can help your business communicate better.
16 min
75
Piloting Your Business to Success, with Michael...
Michael Hendricks shares how he's applied the lessons he's learned from flying a helicopter to his business and discusses other lessons learned.
29 min
76
From Entry-Level to Company President, with MTI...
Find out how MTI Events owner Melissa DeLeon has shaped the company since taking it over from her mother in 2006.
21 min
77
Diamond Quality Service and Values Drive DMC Se...
Karen Crnkovich, owner of DMC Service, shares her entrepreneurial journey.
20 min
78
How the Better Business Bureau Can Help Your Bu...
Learn how the Better Business Bureau can help your business.
19 min
79
Successful Sales Career Leads to Business Owner...
Partners N Promotion founder Vicki Clayman shares her entrepreneurial story, from stay-at-home mom to successful sales career to business owner.
19 min
80
Investment in Education Boosts Entrepreneur's J...
When he was just seven years old, real estate entrepreneur Justin Brooks told his mother he was going to be a real estate mogul. He's been working on that dream
17 min
81
Life Happens, But It Doesn't Squelch Entreprene...
Real estate developer Kalon Breckenridge shares his entrepreneurial journey from candy vending machines to real estate developer, all while battling leukemia.
18 min
82
Connecting Kansas Citians to Fashion, with Call...
Calli Green and her team at Local Fashion Link have a passion for connecting Kansas Citians to the local fashion scene.
16 min
83
High Prairie Landscape Group: Sculpting the Lan...
High Prairie Landscape Group founder Robyn Schmitz discusses her passion for educating consumers and landscaping professionals and how she's grown her own lands
21 min
84
Not Just Along for the Ride, with pediatrican &...
Whether it's building his pediatric practice or racing cars, Dr. James McEntire is out to win.
24 min
85
The Think Big Movement, with Jon Dwoskin
Jon Dwoskin discusses the business growth principles from his book "The Think Big Movement."
21 min
86
Success Tips From Serial Entrepreneur Cliff Col...
More Floods founder Cliff Cole shares his entrepreneurial journey and the lessons he's learned along the way.
21 min
87
Entrepreneur Impacts Youth Through Sports
Jeremy McDowell, founder of Midwest Sports Productions, discusses how business ownership has accomplished a dual goal: building a business and building up youth
29 min
88
KC Restoration: Experts in Fresh Starts
LeAnn Luemmen, co-founder of KC Restoration, shares her entrepreneurial story.
18 min
89
Royal Services: Close Out Becomes a Buyout That...
Royal Services CEO Brad Shyver discusses the company's evolution into a full-service facility management partner for some of the largest corporations in the cou
18 min
90
How Meridian Business Services Achieved Explosi...
Amy Goode, co-founder of Meridian Business Services, shares how listening to her customers propelled the company's growth.
17 min
91
How KC Crew Hit a Homerun, with founder Luke Wade
KC Crew founder Luke Wade discusses how he turned a part-time project into a full-time business.
19 min
92
Always On: One Woman's Story of Life as the Onl...
Tech leader Jeanne Johnson discusses some of the things she's learned as the "only woman in the room."
25 min
93
How WBE Certification Has Opened Doors for ARJ ...
ARJ Infusion Services founder Lisa Sackuvich shares her entrepreneurial journey and how she has strategically used her WBE certification to grow her business.
24 min
94
Using Purpose to Drive Profits, with May McCarthy
May McCarthy discusses how finding your company's "why" and then aligning your goals and culture to that purpose can create profits.
22 min
95
How Al Hess Built Wholesale Trucks of America
Al Hess, founder of Wholesale Trucks of America, shares his entrepreneurial story.
16 min
96
Turning Disruption and Change Into Opportunity ...
Futurist Daniel Burrus discusses how to identify trends so you can turn disruption and change into opportunity for your business.
22 min
97
Entrepreneur Helps Customers Find the Perfect A...
Hosea Haywood III shares his entrepreneurial story and describes how his company Computerized Auto Search helps individuals and companies find just the right ve
22 min
98
How Elf on the Shelf Got Its Start
Elf on the Shelf co-founder Chanda Bell gives the inside story on the founding of the enduring holiday phenomenon.
16 min
99
How to Develop Your People for Better Business ...
Rocky Romanella shares the principles from his book "Tighten the Lug Nuts: The Principles of Balanced Leadership."
22 min
100
Company Takes Painting Party Concept Mobile, wi...
Joey Kramer of Apple Pie Painting talks expansion .
20 min