October 24, 2021
Dealing with Differing Perceptions
Communication, Corporate Governance, COVID-19 leadership, Economy, Insurance, Leadership

Dealing with Differing Perceptions

In this brief interview, CEO Chad Nesbit, who leads a business insurance firm with 18 locations in three states, shares how he deals with this situation, plus… How to replace essential face-to-face-meetings with something else that works; and What’s working well for some of his clients, what isn’t and why. “Being from a small town, […]

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Family Business, Manufacturing, Retail

Bemidji Woolen Mills Turns 100 Years Old

Minnesota is rich with hundreds of family businesses, dozens of which have lasted more than two generations. Bemidji Woolen Mills is a fourth-generation family business that on Oct. 9 turned 100 years old. The Duluth News Tribune just published this interesting story about its history. Other family businesses that are 100 years or older in […]

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Survey Says! What Say You? How’s Your Business Doing?
Economy

Survey Says! What Say You? How’s Your Business Doing?

Knowledge is power and right now we all need more of it! What’s really happening? And what’s coming next? Join us as we find out through a polling of business owners and leaders in Minnesota (if you’re neither, please forward this to whoever is). All answers remain anonymous, and if you indicate you want them, you’ll […]

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Three Tips for Increasing Sales
Leadership, Sales, Talent Management

Three Tips for Increasing Sales

Covering these three items can help your organization rise above the competition, according to local expert Gary Braun. He provided these tips during a recent segment of One Take CEO Interviews courtesy of Platinum Group. Make sure you’re chasing the right prospects. “So often you set a strategy, you know who you want to go […]

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Is This Missing in Your Sales Strategy?
Leadership, Talent Management

Is This Missing in Your Sales Strategy?

It may sound simple, but the biggest missing component amongst the dozens of sales departments and organizations Gary Braun has helped over the years is performance management. “A lot of people put comp plans in place to help drive the right behaviors and I agree with that—to a point. Comp plans help. But people manage […]

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6 Musts for a Healthy, Lasting Business
Banking and Finance, Business Ethics, Communication, Corporate Governance, Family Business, Leadership

6 Musts for a Healthy, Lasting Business

During this short interview available to either watch or listen to, Platinum Group’s Bob Stewart discusses six essentials for a business to both thrive and survive long-term. * Have a good corporate governance structure in place including a board of directors that meets regularly; Keep up-to-date, accurate and thorough financials; Maintain a healthy relationship with […]

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