Archive for January, 2013

Beyond Profits

January 30th, 2013 | post a comment

This week on Business Matters, we talk about what it means for businesses to go beyond profits.  What can happen when businesses decide to give back to the community?  What benefits do companies perceive may arise from philanthropic work?   How can “doing good” affect employee retention rates?  In what ways do philanthropies themselves benefit […]

Using Social Networks to Raise Money for Small Businesses (Encore Presentation)

January 29th, 2013 | post a comment

  (The flu still has us in its clutches. So we bring you another of our favorite episodes. We are on the mend and will have a new program for you next week!) We know that small businesses are the job engine of our economy. Yet time and time again, we choke off entrepreneurs and […]

How you Spend your Money can Reshape the World – Encore Presentation

January 28th, 2013 | post a comment

(As we join many of you in experiencing on of the worst flu seasons in memory, we bring you this encore presentation of one of our favorite episodes) Each day we make many decisions about how we spend money. Each decision is an unspoken agreement in support of the company that provides the products or […]

An Early Wake-Up Call

January 9th, 2013 | 3 comments

This week on Business Matters, we get a wake-up call about what business and social trends really portend.  It’s a different world, and no matter how much we want to be blind to what’s happening, knowledge offers the power of preparation.  Where are the primary trends shifting?  How can you align yourself and your business […]

What’s Ahead in 2013?

January 1st, 2013 | post a comment

We welcome in the new year by asking three experts about the biggest ideas for 2013. First, we examine the cultural zeitgeist, discovering the hottest new job title, learning how social media is further changing the business world, examining popular entertainment and what the themes reflect about our society, and accepting, finally, the integration of […]

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