Ross Manning Leads a Tuesday Morning Adventure

Finally, a man that knows what woman want. (And, men too!) Meet Ross Manning, Senior Vice President, Marketing of Tuesday Morning, an upscale, deep discount, off-price retailer. He previously served as General Merchandise Manager. Prior to joining Tuesday Morning, Manning was Managing Partner of Retail Experiences Consulting, Inc., an international marketing and retail consulting firm. … [Read more...]

Jeff Beals Reveals Sales Success of Top College Coaches

There are many ways that sales success is displayed by successful college football coaches. If you want a successful team, you need good players, right? Jeff Beals, author of Selling Saturdays: Blue-Chip Sales Tips from College Football, talked to college football coaches to find out what drives them. He talked with a lot of them. Coaches really have to prove themselves "off the … [Read more...]

Increase Your Brand with Help from April Kelly Book

If there's any certainty in the current economy, it's that it is full of uncertainty. What you have done in your career and how you tell that story could be a critical component in your professional development; either at your current employment or in the future. Taking control of your career now is essential, and the advice that April Kelly shares in Spaghetti on the Wall: Branding and Networking … [Read more...]

Maria Leads Martin Family Cigars

Maria Martin is a woman working in a man's world. Does that sound sexist enough for you? Sorry,  I don't mean it to be but let's face it, Maria comes from an "old world" family and is one of the few female tobacco blenders in the world. Let's just say she was born to be in this business. Maria is the CEO of the Martin Family Cigars including lines like the Pedro Martin Ruby, Gold, Corojo, … [Read more...]

Scott Rysdon – The Boy Scout CEO

That’s how he’s known. Let’s just say the leader Scott Rysdon of Sioux Steel Company takes an atypical approach to successfully running his family-owned business. An approach that he jokes could leave people thinking his Board of Directors begins each meeting with a heartfelt “Koom-bay-yah.” Rysdon assures me that his company, which provides progressive engineering solutions for grain storage … [Read more...]

Mountain Professionals is a High Level Business

Mountain Professionals seemed like a simple idea in 2000. That was the year that Ryan Waters and Dave Elmore met in South America, where both were working in the industry and both had the idea to start their own guiding company. As the guiding season progressed, so did the business plan, culminating with, what they call the "highest business meeting ever" on the top of Aconcagua. Mountain … [Read more...]

Jim Neiman is a Lumbering Giant

People who harvest timber out of the Black Hills are no longer just big burly men who lug giant chainsaws up the side of the mountain. Computers now play such an integral part of the lumber industry that Jim Neiman, vice-president of Neiman Enterprises said to me, “If you know anyone willing to work from your area and has a background in Electrical Engineering, send ‘em my way. We’ll put them … [Read more...]

Victory Junction Runs on Heartpower

The Victory Junction Gang recently announced a site selection for its second, medical camping facility for children with chronic medical conditions or serious illnesses. The expansion of Victory Junction will be located built on 71 acres in Wyandotte County, Kansas, pending Unified Government review and approval. Victory Junction Gang is a year-round facility that enriches the lives of … [Read more...]

Voyage Solar System Model in Downtown KC

We have managed to squeeze in a Voyage Solar System model in Downtown Kansas City. This area is now home to the second Voyage Exhibition in the world, thanks to the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. Voyage is a one to 10-billion scale model Solar System that stretches one mile between the Sun, positioned at 13th and Baltimore, and Explorers– the last stanchion, located in front of Union … [Read more...]

J. Byrne Murphy Makes ‘Le Deal’

J. Byrne Murphy, MBA, is an entrepreneur who has created several companies across Europe over the last fifteen years. His book, LE DEAL: How A Young American, In Business, In Love, And In Over His Head Brought A Multi-Billion Dollar Industry To Europe, is best described as treatise on entrepreneurship with equal parts adventure, global economics, and political intrigue. What seemed like an … [Read more...]