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March 2021 – e-Edition

The e-reader version of the March 2021 BIZ Magazine printed edition.

Specht: Don’t ever stop learning

Never stop learning, even if what you learn isn’t helping at the moment, or the “Know-it-alls” won’t listen to you. This was a lesson I have learned time and again. In 2008, the United States entered a recession, driven by a housing and dot com bust. While much of the country was wringing its hands, [...]

Johnson: Time to celebrate our businesses with annual meeting

We all know that 2020 was a year of great hardship for many within our business community. But we also know that many of you have amazing stories to tell of triumph, reinvention, and just plain success. With our annual meeting date set for our April 22, now is the time to start telling us [...]

Louisiana’s Other Side pivots in 2020

Angel Albring | BIZ. Magazine The Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau has released its annual report and, nearly a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, it's clear that tourism was hit especially hard in 2020. According to a statement released by the Bureau, “it is estimated that the tourism industry lost approximately $1 trillion in economic [...]

Bateman: Lessons from a year of COVID

This month marks a year of living through the Covid-19 pandemic.  It is a truly remarkable time in history and one that has provided many personal and professional lessons.  More time with family has been a blessing.  Making memories during this time together has been an important part of helping each other survive and thrive [...]

Clark: If you build it…

In one of my all-time favorite movies, Field of Dreams (1989), Kevin Costner plays an Iowa farmer named Ray Kinsella. Ray has fallen on hard times, but while standing in his corn field one day he sees a vision of a baseball field, accompanied by a voice telling him, “If you build it, he will [...]

Ramsey: Run your business well without ruining your life

Of the thousands of small business owners and leaders we speak to each year, one of the top questions my EntreLeadership team and I receive isn’t about hiring, firing, marketing, or any of the other numerous responsibilities an entrepreneur has to manage every day. It’s something much simpler: How do you run a company well [...]

Haynes: Naked people have no influence

Spring comes early here in the Deep South.  While we are just barely recovering from the troubles caused by “sneauxnado”, clothing stores are stocking their racks with spring and summer items.  If daisy dukes, flip flops, and crop tops effectively represent your business, read no further.  If, however, you rely on your employees to represent [...]