The State of Volleyball

December 27, 2017 · Posted In: Omaha Magazine, Sports

For generations, football gave Nebraska a statewide identity. But with Husker gridiron fortunes flagging, volleyball is the new signature sport with booming participation and success. Here and nationally, more girls now play volleyball than basketball […]

Invest In Yourself

January 19, 2018 · Posted In: B2B Magazine, Business

There is nothing easy about running a business. But if keeping going is akin to spinning grandma’s good china while juggling flaming knives as you tame a coterie of ill-tempered badgers with little more than […]

New Business and Marketing Ethics

Posted In: B2B Magazine, Ethics

Owners of new businesses have myriad ethical problems similar to the problems in mature businesses. The difference is that new business owners don’t have years of experience to help them more easily make sound decisions. […]

It’s True, Tourism Touches All of Our Lives

Posted In: B2B Magazine, Business

Astonished. That’s the word that describes colleagues, friends, family, and groups when they learn what tourism looks like in our city. Ask a family member or friend to guess how many visitors come to Omaha […]

Design Starters for New Businesses

Posted In: B2B Magazine, Business

Companies today actively incorporate some of the following trends into their workplace design. Any number of them will help develop a positive work environment that can be promoted to attract and retain workers needed to […]

Four Steps to Strategic Planning for Startups

Posted In: B2B Magazine, Ethics

One of the keys to starting a new business successfully is having a strategic plan in place. This helps companies determine their direction, plan for the future, identify opportunities, and anticipate issues. It also helps […]

The Best Sales Call Ever

Posted In: B2B Magazine, Business

I regularly get feedback from clients about sales calls. Recently a client came to me and said, “I had the best sales call ever!” What she told me warmed my heart because the call was […]

Entrepreneurial Spirit

Posted In: B2B Magazine, Business

My grandparents owned a small grocery business in central Iowa—Shinn’s By-Lo Foods. The business was started by my great-grandparents and sold before I was born. What I know of it is stories gleaned from my […]

Strumming Up Some Business

Posted In: B2B Magazine, Entrepreneurs

Omaha World-Herald cartoonist Jeff Koterba is the guitarist, principal songwriter, and lead vocalist—in other words, the catalyst—behind the popular local band the Prairie Cats. He also isn’t the only musician in the family. Son Joshua […]

An Evangelist for Innovation

Posted In: B2B Magazine, People On the Rise

As vice president of marketing and communications for YMCA of Greater Omaha, Jocelyn Houston’s days never look alike. “No day is ever the same for me, and I like that,” she says. “Plus I love […]

Into the Mystic

Posted In: B2B Magazine, Business, Places

It’s a golden time for New Age shops in Omaha. Local stalwart The Next Millennium has operated for 20-plus years, and there have been a few others, such as New Realities, which closed when their […]


 
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