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Posted February 03, 2021in Business Feature

Changing spaces

Changing trends have regularly caused business leaders to rethink their use of office space. From a time when clunky rotary phones were placed on heavy wooden desks, to the days [...]

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Posted January 06, 2021in Business Feature

Making virtual meetings work

While COVID-19 has disrupted “business as usual” in many ways, it has perhaps most drastically changed the way we communicate. Many face-to-face meetings have been eliminated, and businesses of all [...]

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Posted December 02, 2020in Business Feature

20 From 2020: Business people who made a difference

For business leaders, each year presents its own set of challenges. However, none have been quite like the challenges of 2020, which included the COVID-19 pandemic. But, as with most [...]

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Posted November 04, 2020in Business Feature

The COVID-19 shopping pivot

The days of walking into a real estate open house unannounced or shaking hands with the salesperson from whom you purchase a car are seemingly gone. From the moment COVID-19 [...]

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Posted September 30, 2020in Business Feature

Politics in the workplace

Iowa is a political hotbed during most presidential election cycles with its first-in-the-nation status of the Iowa Caucuses. Because of that — and the fact that it is a General [...]

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Posted September 02, 2020in Business Feature

Business for sale

Scott Smoldt was golfing with someone from his club when they started talking about their professions. The man, a business broker, asked Smoldt whether he’d ever considered selling his business, [...]

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Posted August 05, 2020in Business Feature

Gun sales

Sales of ammunition and guns have increased after the coronavirus spread to central Iowa. The owners of RR Gun Sales in Mitchellville began experiencing an uptick in sales in mid-March, [...]

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Posted July 01, 2020in Business Feature

Stocked up

Greg Stoll learned in January from several sources, as well as his own research, that a new virus was about to break out in China. Stoll, who taught international strategic [...]

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Posted April 01, 2020in Business Feature

Promises kept

Des Moines City officials say the first six months of state payments from a voter-approved sales tax have helped clean up more blighted properties, fix roads, staff fire departments and [...]

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Posted March 04, 2020in Business Feature

Wireless Internet

Walk into most any coffee shop in downtown Des Moines, and you’ll see laptops open, phones out and patrons typing away. Some will be using their own mobile hotspots, while [...]

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