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Posted By Anonymous on 2017 Jan 31 - 2:02pm

FW Inc.’s Entrepreneurs of Excellence share the best business lessons they’ve learned in building and selling companies.

By Tony Ford Ford Leadership Solutions For the last seven months, I have had the privilege to serve as program director for the 2017 FW Inc. Entrepreneur of Excellence Awards. Like so many things in life, what started out as a simple conversation among friends and fellow entrepreneurs soon took...

Posted By Anonymous on 2017 Jan 31 - 1:41pm

How to eliminate fear and free the creator inside you.

By Jason Forrest As a true underdog at heart, Bret Starr loves to be underestimated. When you have nothing to lose, he says, you're free to be creative, take risks, and reinvent. Bret Starr is the first of many things in his family. First to leave his hometown. First to graduate college. First...

Posted By Anonymous on 2017 Jan 31 - 12:56pm

Mark Nurdin - Bank of Texas' Fort Worth CEO and chair of the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce - makes time in his schedule for Bible study and family downtime.

6 a.m. Alarm goes off and I do my daily Bible study. This helps me to set my moral compass for the day. 6:20 a.m. Review the headlines of the day on my iPhone; make note of any stories that require further research. I look for economic news, news on the financial services industry or any news...

Posted By Samantha Calimbahin on 2017 Jan 30 - 4:15pm

No need to “turn back time to the good old days,” as the song says. Author Genella MacIntyre has a few tips on how to handle stress at work.

No matter what line of work you’re in, there’s one thing that’s always guaranteed – stress. Author Genella MacIntyre tackled the issue in her book Five Steps to Reducing Stress and shared some of her tips with FW Inc. Tell us about the reality of work stress. How does it...

Posted By Anonymous on 2017 Jan 30 - 3:56pm

In the city of cowboys and culture, here’s a quick look at some of the things happening on the cowboy side of town.

Just in time for the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo, a Courtyard Marriott hotel is opening in the Fort Worth Stockyards in late January. Dubbed the Courtyard Fort Worth Historic Stockyards, the four-story, 124-room hotel is located at 2537 North Main St., just a few steps away from Billy Bob...

Posted By Anonymous on 2017 Jan 30 - 3:50pm

By Yamil Berard After two controversial years and an investment of over $1 million, the Tarrant Appraisal District is stuck with a software system that still isn’t working properly, according to a new audit. An independent verification audit has found that more than one-third of the...

Posted By Samantha Calimbahin on 2017 Jan 30 - 3:34pm

Reata founder Al Micallef is getting ready to launch his cigar business nationwide.

Most people come to Reata for chicken fried steaks and rib eyes, but anyone who’s waited for a table at the popular downtown Fort Worth restaurant may have noticed something curious in the lobby – a glass case of Cuban cigars marked with the name “Micallef.” Yes,...

Posted By Anonymous on 2016 Nov 16 - 2:38pm

From first light, the CEO of Catholic Charities of Fort Worth spends her day working to bring people out of poverty.

5:30 a.m. I’m up and it’s time for some French press COFFEE. Then, I spend 10 minutes catching up on my Bible study. 6 a.m. I hop in the shower, and then knock out 30 minutes worth of work emails. 6:45 a.m. My 4-year-old daughter, Olive, wakes up, and she reads books to me every...

Posted By Anonymous on 2016 Nov 16 - 2:34pm

by Jason Forrest Forrest Performance Group The market is cyclical: It’s as true and reliable as death and taxes. But if we don’t learn from previous downturns, we’re in danger of going under the next. And according to Mike Coffey, whose company, called Imperative, barely eked...

Posted By Anonymous on 2016 Nov 16 - 2:29pm

Whenever your team hits a ceiling, rely on these fundamental tools to push through it.

BY JEFF WHITTLE Managing Director, Whittle & Partners Whether you’re running a multinational company or a fledgling startup, your business will hit a ceiling – likely many of them. Businesses don’t grow in a nice linear way. Markets change, competitors adapt, team members...

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