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  • Greenberg Touts Importance of Voice, Emotion in Customer Service

    Greenberg Touts Importance of Voice, Emotion in Customer Service

    In this fast paced interview, speaker Andy Greenberg explains his controversial perspective on customer retention and engagement. WOWBIZ Weekly host Lynn Hinderaker challenges the garrulous Greenberg to define what “courting your customers” really means and how to do it while cutting costs and driving efficient processing.  Hinderaker raises the importance of brand values and emotion, but is then shocked at Greenberg’s advice to eliminate the use of social media, web chat and texting to serve customers.

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  • Strategic Planning Can Be Fun, Creative

    Strategic Planning Can Be Fun, Creative

    Coach Heather Legge, Envision Success, Inc, believes that strategic planning doesn’t have to be dry and tedious. Indeed, as she explains to WOWBIZ Weekly host Lynn Hinderaker, there is much room for innovation. The process focuses more on people, not just financial results. Time blocking also plays a key role so participants can actually find the time to implement the key projects. Attitude and philosophy take participants beyond planning toward achieving tangible outcomes. Most importantly, make the process fun!

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  • Thomas: Creativity Is Critical to Growing Business

    Thomas: Creativity Is Critical to Growing Business

    Susan Thomas, Executive Director of the Omaha Creative Institute, enthusiastically extols the importance of “boldly venturing out” in your career. She also explains the value of the “decision accelerator” exercise and ukulele playing to unleash creative team building. Interviewer Lynn Hinderaker underscores the value of innovation in today’s corporate environment.

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  • How To Transition Your Family Business Successfully

    How To Transition Your Family Business Successfully

    70% of family businesses fail to transition their ownership from one generation to the next. When owners of a family business are ready to retire and have the option to pass it down to their children, many factors keep them from doing so. What then? In this WOWBIZ Inside Scoop video, Jim Zipurski of Corporate Finance Associates discusses the psychological and financial challenges of passing on a family business as well as how to use outside financing and lots of […]

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  • How to Stimulate Brand Traction

    How to Stimulate Brand Traction

    Successful companies know that instead of cutting costs to save money, the key is to differentiate themselves from competitors – especially during recessionary periods. That means that branding is the key factor for success. The challenge is to transform the brand into a sales-generating catalyst – to change behavior, not just attitude. This leads us to a new term found only on WOWBIZ Inside Scoop: Brand Traction. Cutting costs is not the answer In this WOWBIZ interview, David Gilinsky of […]

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  • How To Spur Employee Innovation

    How To Spur Employee Innovation

    As the business world refocuses on driving innovation, companies are entertaining new ways to generate creative ideas that will boost employee and customer engagement. By taking employees out of their normal office environment, CEOs can inspire them to perceive organizational challenges in a different light, finding fresh solutions and boosting morale. Finding the right venue An offsite meeting place should offer environmental features that are in dramatic contrast to the office environment. Inspiring examples may include special lighting, a natural […]

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  • How To Use Wiki Technology To Collaborate

    How To Use Wiki Technology To Collaborate

    In today’s business world, collaboration is the key to improving productivity, stimulating innovation and sharing knowledge across departmental boundaries. Wiki technology provides a highly customizable strategy to break down barriers within your entire company. What is Wiki? Wiki is based on the concept of creating an open platform that can be modified by anyone who has access. Like Wikipedia (the fifth most popular website on the Internet), a business wiki is a constantly evolving tool that can save your employees […]

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  • How To Value Your Business

    How To Value Your Business

    Whether you are ready to sell your business or you are considering buying one, the first step to making a successful decision is accurately valuing the business at the outset. In this WOWBIZ Inside Scoop video, Frank Havercamp of Sunbelt Business Advisors explains the nuts and bolts of accurately placing a value on a company that is on the market. Valuing components Havercamp explains that the most important component to valuing a business is “net cash-flow” (otherwise known as EBITDA […]

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  • How To Liquidate Your Business With An Auction

    How To Liquidate Your Business With An Auction

    When it seems clear that your business is at the end of its rope and you are struggling with debt, taxes, and other expenses, it may be time to liquidate your company. Converting your assets into cash can help you pay off some, if not all of your outstanding debt. Auctioning assets can offer relief Shayne Fili and Mark Beacom of Auction Solutions (Omaha, NE) represent the “light at the end of the tunnel.”  They are full time, certified appraisers […]

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  • How To Lower Insurance Premiums Through Employee Wellness

    How To Lower Insurance Premiums Through Employee Wellness

    Between 2000 and 2010, insurance premiums increased up to 114%, leaving employers scrambling to find affordable alternatives. Insurance benefits are vital incentives for current staffers and a key factor for potential employees. A wellness program can be just the ticket to balancing costs while boosting employee health. In this WOWBIZ Inside Scoop video, wellness counselor Kristine Bockerman from A Fabulous You discusses how a wellness consultation and health program can demonstrate positive results to employees and employers in as little […]

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