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Downtown Depot: David Ridley

Dec 2, 2016

In this episode of Downtown Depot we'll hear all about Waco Tours, the local business started by David Ridley and Luke and Rachel White that caters to out-of-towners who want to see what else the city has to offer outside of Magnolia. Also, in this episode we preview Waco Wonderland and hear about a familiar downtown boutique, Wildland Supply Co.


Business Review: Improve with Improv

Dec 1, 2016

Creative techniques used in improv can help solve business problems in a positive way, as well as generate impressive marketing content for clients. 

 


Taking a closer look at the effect filing times have on the quality of audits, and how what was found is a bit counter intuitive. 

 


 

Downtown Depot: Marlene Reed

Nov 18, 2016

On this episode of Downtown Depot host Austin Meek speaks with Marlene Reed, the entrepreneur-in-residence for Baylor's Hankamer School of Business. The two discuss Reed's history in academia and entrepreneurship. Also on this week's episode: a look at the opening of Balcones Distillery last week. 


Most businesses understand the importance of creating engaging marketing videos. Discover the secret to creating brand videos that are shared five times more than any other.  

 


 

Downtown Depot: Paxton Dove

Nov 4, 2016

On this episode of Downtown Depot, host Austin Meek takes a look at recently development news in the area, like soon-to-open Balcones Distillery. He also sits down for a conversation with Paxton Dove, owner of the Dancing Bear Pub. 


It was an early fascination with the Enron scandal that sparked research on how likely someone will blow the whistle on someone else's wrongdoing. 

 


 

New business ideas are being pitched in an unconventional setting that may come as a surprise to some. MBA students are going to jail to help inmates develop business plans.  

 


 

Downtown Depot: Bland Cromwell

Oct 14, 2016

In this episode of Downtown Depot, host Austin Meek talks with guest Bland Cromwell. Cromwell is part of the 11th Street Partnership, a group of local entrepreneurs who have been acquiring parcels of land west of I-35. In this episode Cromwell talks about his decades-long experience in real estate and development in Waco. 


More than most disciplines, the world of finance operates using a core of playful language. The industry’s terminology conveys the imagination required to address the financial challenges of daily life.  (*ENCORE)

 


 

From the warehouse to the C-suite, seeing all employees as valuable and deserving of respect builds trust, and positively impacts customer service too. For one startup's CEO, investing in the company's employees has lead to ingenious benefits. 

 


 

Studies show an employee dealing with stress can decrease customer satisfaction and retention. 


Being your own boss can seem appealing, but is it all it's cracked up to be? 

 


There are a number of challenges for women in IT today. Barriers stem from the fact that so few women are in the higher levels of organizations to begin with. In addition, the way work-family balance is viewed is still gender biased.  

 


How much should you save for a comfortable retirement? Wall Street Journal blogger retirement expert, Bill Reichenstein, gives some pointers. 

 


 

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