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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...

Posted By Anonymous on 2016 Nov 16 - 2:23pm

Southside Bank has tips on how to get your team moving.

By Harriet Harral Executive Director Leadership Fort Worth When Tim Carter became president and CEO of OmniAmerican Bank in 2007, he knew he had a significant job to get the culture and people aligned so the bank could deal with some serious financial challenges. He developed a three-year...

Posted By Anonymous on 2016 Nov 16 - 2:14pm

The eve of the holidays provides perfect opportunity for entrepreneurs to re-evaluate and update the vision for their companies.

By Tony Ford Ford Leadership Solutions What will inspire you in 2017? Every year about this time, I take some time to think about what the past year has been all about, how my business is doing right now, and what I want to accomplish going forward. Sometimes, if the past few months...

Posted By Anonymous on 2016 Nov 16 - 1:53pm

Understanding the Forces Currently Shaping Health Care

By Andrew M. Pirtle Tax Manager JTaylor In economics, competition and consumer demand dictate the market. Outside forces such as legislation further impact the market. The current healthcare profession finds itself being transformed by these forces. Forces reshaping healthcare include...

Posted By Anonymous on 2016 Nov 16 - 1:47pm

Ready to exit? Get organized, make sure your accounting records are good, manage for EBITDA, give key employees a reason to stick around, and hire the best help.

By Douglas W. Clayton Cantey Hanger LLP At some point in the life of most business owners, they conclude it’s time to sell the business. It is exciting to harvest the fruits of one’s labor, but it can also be stressful. The business owner might be concerned about getting the best...

Posted By Anonymous on 2016 Nov 16 - 1:42pm

Time to gird for more changes, particularly if you’re in the individual market for health insurance.

By Cammie Nowell Vice President of Employee Benefits Gus Bates Insurance & Investments Americans are now feeling the effects of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), particularly with individuals that simply want quality, affordable health insurance. The federal government’s Open...

Posted By Anonymous on 2016 Nov 16 - 1:37pm

By Bill Thornton President and Chief Executive Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce When you read about Fort Worth’s economic development achievements, it’s probably in the context of the relocation or expansion of an aviation company, manufacturer or logistics provider. However, over...

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