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Business Review - Do You Believe?

Feb 25, 2021

After being told she should give up, Catherine Tabor pushed forward and found success.


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Business Review - Stakeholder Equity

Feb 18, 2021

A successful business owner, Matt O’Hayer, decides to start a company based with a deeper purpose.

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In this episode of The Business Review: A serial start-up company entrepreneur, Mariam Naficy, found that just because one company is an overnight success doesn’t mean it will happen to the next startup.  She tells us what she discovered in the process.

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Downtown Depot - Leo Spann

Feb 10, 2021

On Episode 98 of Downtown Depot, Austin Meek has a conversation with Leo Spann, owner of the Po' Boy Place in Downtown Waco. They talk about his family's flight from hurricane Katrina, lessons learned in the restaurant business, and the components of the perfect Po' Boy. 


In this episode of the Business Review, career strategist Kerry Hannon reveals why an aging workforce can be a boon to businesses - and how companies can tap into that wealth of knowledge and experience. 


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In this episode of Business Review, Paul Axtell reveals the most important factor in being an effective manager: it’s all about the relationships.

 

 

IT’S NO SECRET, IF YOU WANT TO BE SUCCESSFUL, YOU NEED THE HELP OF A GREAT TEAM. COOPERATION, COMMON GOALS AND COMPLIMENTARY SKILLSETS ARE ESSENTIAL TO FURTHER THE MISSION.

BUT ACCORDING TO MEETINGS EXPERT PAUL AXTELL, THE BEST WAY TO

Psychologist and business expert Dr. Daniel Goleman reveals what makes a great leader in this episode of the Business Review.

IT’S NOT THE EDUCATION, THE EXPERIENCE OR EVEN THE IQ THAT MAKES A GREAT LEADER, SAYS PSYCHOLOGIST DANIEL GOLEMAN. WHAT SETS APART A GREAT LEADER, HE SAYS, IS THEIR LEVEL OF EMOTIONAL AND SOCIAL INTELLIGENCE.

Emotional Intelligence refers to how we handle ourselves — are we aware of our feelings, our passions, what makes us effective, what gets in the way.  And also how we manage our emotions — do we let things interrupt our ability to focus.  Social intelligence is being able to tune into other people, to read

Sometimes the best way to be a team player is to just say "no." Business expert Dr. Rob Cross explains why in this episode of Business Review


In this episode of “The Business Review," former chief scientist at NASA Dr. Ellen Stofan says that with a big dream and the right flight plan, anyone can reach for the stars.

WHEN ELLEN STOFAN WAS FOUR YEARS OLD, SHE SAW HER FIRST ROCKET LAUNCH, AND DECIDED THAT WHEN SHE GREW UP, SHE WOULD EXPLORE THE UNIVERSE. YOU REALLY CAN REACH FOR THE STARS, SAYS THE FORMER CHIEF SCIENTIST FOR NASA. JUST BE WILLING TO PUT IN THE HARD WORK TO MAKE IT HAPPEN.

The fact that there were so few women in what I wanted to do, once I realized, okay, I do want to be a scientist, I do want to grow up and, understand how planets work and search for life on 

Randy Garutti, CEO of Shake Shake, brings to our attention a new generation of consumers who embrace “Conscious Capitalism.”

RANDY GARUTTI CALLS IT “CONSCIOUS CAPITALISM” — AND THE CONCEPT IS SPREADING AMONG BUSINESSES TODAY. IT’S BECAUSE OF THE POWERFUL INFLUENCE OF THE NEW GENERATION OF CONSUMERS THAT COMPANIES ARE CHANGING THE WAY THEY DO BUSINESS.

THE CEO OF SHAKE SHACK SAYS IT’S NOT ABOUT THE PRODUCT ANY MORE, BUT THE USER EXPERIENCE AND THE VALUES OF THE COMPANY. WHETHER A BUSINESS IS MARKETING A SERVICE OR A PRODUCT, IT’S THE THOUGHT THAT COUNTS.

Especially in the world we’re living in today, with Millennials and Gen Z, the beauty of 

In this episode of Business Review, Christ Westfall shares how maintaining your emotional intelligence is key to self leadership.

CHRIS WESTFALL, BUSINESS COACH AND AUTHOR, SAYS IF YOU WANT TO BE A LEADER WHO INSPIRES AND MOTIVATES OTHERS, YOU HAVE TO START BY LEADING YOURSELF FIRST.  HE SHARES HOW EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE IS A KEY COMPONET OF SELF-LEADERSHIP. 

Emotional intelligence looks at the way that we are able to interpret the emotional state of others, as well as understanding and maintaining our own emotional state. And from the standpoint of emotional intelligence, self-leadership really means  

Firms hiring former employees as auditors has been a common, yet concerning practice. In this episode of the Business Review, Assistant Professor of accounting, Dr. Owen Brown, shares a different perspective.

FIRMS COMMONLY HIRE FORMER EMPLOYEES TO AUDIT THEM. IT’S LOGICAL TO ASSUME THEIR ALUMNI MAY SHOW BIAS TO THEIR FORMER EMPLOYER, BUT ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF ACCOUTING, DR. OWEN BROWN, SAYS HIS RESEARCH SHOWS ANOTHER SIDE.


A lot of companies will hire people from their external audit team or the firm because there's a lot of just kind of natural benefits to doing that.

That’s not an uncommon practice, but there's been some concerns about how that practice of hiring from your audit firm could impact auditor, kind of, independence or their objectivity. If you're

It’s all about relationships, says restauranteur Abraham Nardali. In this episode of the Business Review, he explains how genuinely caring about customers leads to greater success.

ABRAHAM NARDALI EMIGRATED TO THE U.S. WITH JUST A FEW DOLLARS IN HIS POCKET. HE ACHIEVED THE AMERICAN DREAM BY OPENING A TINY RESTAURANT, CONSISTENTLY VOTED ONE OF THE TOP EATERIES IN THE RESORT TOWN OF MYRTLE BEACH.

ABRAHAM’S GYROS OWES ITS SUCCESS TO THE RELATIONSHIPS IT HAS WITH ITS CUSTOMERS.  TREAT THEM LIKE FAMILY, HE SAYS.

The customer is number one.  We always emphasize serving is just like give the customer as you do to your family.  So we love the people, it’s just from the heart. Not just because as a customer, as a person

Downtown Depot - Julie Keith, Vitek's BBQ

Dec 4, 2020
Brodie Bashaw

In Episode 94 of Downtown Depot,  Austin Meek interviews Julie Keith, owner of Vitek’s BBQ. Julie discusses the responsibility of managing the business as a 4th-generation owner and the opportunities the Covid-19 pandemic presents. Before that conversation, Austin shines the Small Business Spotlight, presented by American Bank, on Jose Lopez of Waco Shoe Hospital. 


Dr. Ed Freeman of the Institute for Business in Society says capitalism isn’t what it used to be. In this episode of “The Business Review,” Freeman says that with a new focus on stakeholders, not just shareholders, it’s time to rewrite the story.

CAPITALISM HAS GOTTEN A BAD RAP, AND SOMETIMES DESERVEDLY SO. IT’S TIME TO RE-WRITE THE STORY, SAYS DR. ED FREEMAN OF THE INSTITUTE FOR BUSINESS IN SOCIETY.

First of all, the purpose of business isn’t just to make money.  If you have a purpose, profits follow from that. But it’s purpose first.  The second idea is about stakeholders, not just shareholders.  The third

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