Episode 189: Big Steps In Business
With 2009 predicted by many to be "not a particularly good year" in a general economic sense, this could be a good time for small business owners to improve the efficiency of their operations - and at the same time save money. This week we take a look back at some great tips from 2009 and a look forward at what 2009 holds for the the every day entrepreneur.
Russ and John present the show for the innovators and entrepreneurs who will be our drivers to economic recovery. Includes: BusinessMakers Quote of the Week—more political brilliance from Henry Kissinger; This Week in Business History includes BIG topics such as sewage, Al Capone, Janis Joplin, the NFL, and Johnny Carson; Navigating Business Jargon—acronyms, technospeak and disclaimers; and Dumbest Moments in Business History—Dmitry Medvedev gets independent, but whose “Dumbest Moment” is it?
Don Minnick is a Principal in Interpersonal Skills Laboratory, LLC, and has provided consulting, leadership development, team facilitation and training design services to organizations for over 30 years. He has served a wide spectrum of clients in business and industry as well as human service organizations. In this day of frequent lay-offs, Dr. Minnick provides tips to make you indispensable and offers ways to survive corporate restructurings, downsizings and lay-offs.
Russ visits with serial entrepreneur and Internet marketing guru Cliff Kurtzman. Dr. Kurtzman’s recent venture, MyCityRocks.com, is an online social networking venture that connects online social media with the offline world by providing local entertainment news and information. In December 2008, MyCityRocks was named one of the top ten most promising I.T. and Web 2.0 companies during the 6th Annual Rice Alliance for Technology & Entrepreneurship.
Katie Laird offers ways to get your new year off to a strong start.
Greg Price reminds of important GAAP/IFRS announcements issued by the SEC.