Posts Tagged ‘column’

ALAN TURNER: The good and bad news from the economic front

by Published: September 15,2014

Tags: Business, column, MBJ, Mississippi

A t a dinner hosted by Regions Bank on Sept. 3 at the Jackson Country Club, Regions Senior Vice President and Chief Economist Richard Moody was joined by Senior Vice President for Public Policy Chris Scribner to present some of their prognostications for both the state and national economic scene, and the political picture as […] [...]

TODD SMITH’S SPIN CYCLE: Approaches to leverage social media branding

When considering the best ways to approach social media branding for your company, organization or product, there are numerous strategies to make a splash in the digital domain. A recent conference about harnessing the power of social media hosted by Columbia Business School’s Center for Global Brand Leadership highlighted top social strategies to make your […] [...]

MARTIN WILLOUGHBY: Mike Morgan has calmness of mind

by Published: August 29,2014

Tags: Business, column, Mike Morgan, Mississippi

One thing I have noticed about truly effective leaders is that they are able to keep good  perspective and know how to effectively handle stress. They are “cool” under pressure. We tend to think in extremes as it relates to stress. The goal is not to eliminate stress from our lives or we will never […] [...]

JEFFREY GITOMER: What CEOs want to talk about (HINT: It ain’t your product)

Everyone tells you to meet with the decision maker. Everyone tells you to meet with the CEO. However, it seems no one offers any advice on what to SAY when you get to that meeting, what to DO when you get to that meeting, or what to ASK when you get to that meeting. HARSH […] [...]

DAVID DALLAS — Mission: Hemp possible

You don’t have to inhale.  You don’t even have to put it in your mouth.  We don’t need it for recreational use, we need it for work, jobs, and a more productive Mississippi. Our great agricultural state needs to take the lead in Industrial Hemp production.  And we need to do it quickly. The New […] [...]

MARTIN WILLOUGHBY — Tyler Raborn finds success and fulfillment with Raborn Media

by Published: July 25,2014

Tags: Business, column, law, Mississippi, Raborn Media, Steve Jobs

If we are not careful, we can find ourselves living someone else’s version of our life rather than our own. Whether from a parent, spouse, friend or simply societal expectations, the pressure to follow a path in life that is not our own choosing can be enormous. In his 2005 commencement address at Stanford University, […] [...]

FRANK BROWN: A pitch for kindness could become a big hit

by Published: July 25,2014

Tags: Business, column, Delta, Frank Brown, kindness, Leland, Mississippi

My brother had alerted me that a package was heading my way, but I was a still slightly surprised and even more curious when I pulled the rectangular, hand-addressed cardboard box from my mailbox. His work is about to uproot him from his Florida home and send him overseas, so I suspected he had found […] [...]

GITOMER: The ultimate response to ‘I want to think about it.’

When a customer says “I want to think about it” or “I need some time to think it over” it’s one of the most frustrating expressions a salesperson can hear. You feel helpless, or if you’ve been poorly trained, you lapse into some manipulative dialogue that proves you’re both a crappy salesperson and you’re only […] [...]

WILLOUGHBY: Broadband Voice founder Gary Watts isn’t afraid to take chances

by Published: July 18,2014

Tags: Broadband Voice, Business, column, law, Mississippi

I  often hear people say about a particular business or idea: “I thought of that a long time ago, but I never acted on it.” They indeed may have had an idea for a very successful business, but unfortunately, it remained just that – an idea. Novelist Andre Malraux said, “Often the difference between a […] [...]

PHIL HARDWICK: Sales tax collections as an economic indicator

Small business makes a substantial contribution to the economic health of cities in Mississippi. Small businesses not only provide jobs, their sales tax collections are a significant source of revenue for their communities. That makes them economic development engines. Although the term “economic development” has no standard definition, it is generally agreed that economic development […] [...]

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