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The Market That Moves America

A thought-provoking podcast that covers middle market trends, challenges and opportunities. With the help of industry experts and company leaders, the National Center for the Middle Market offers insights about a critical but often overlooked segment of the US economy – the middle market. Each episode, we explore the most relevant issues for these companies, and share recent research and best practices to help leaders in the middle market grow their businesses.
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Mar 13, 2019

The U.S. economy has grown for more than 116 straight months. But can it continue on that trajectory for much longer? Hear what Euler Hermes economist Dan North has to say on this episode of The Market That Moves America. 

Feb 28, 2019

As unemployment drops, middle market employers are fighting to fill job openings with right set of skills. NCMM's Tom Stewart talks with the Toledo Chamber of Commerce to learn how companies in Northwest Ohio are tackling the labor shortage. 

Feb 12, 2019

While disruption may be the new norm in business, it doesn't have to be associated with the fear that often comes with it. Our guest Jennifer Fondrevay talks to Tom Stewart about how to ease your company--and your talent--through big changes. 

Jan 31, 2019

Managing Director Doug Farren sits down with CBUS Retail's Anne Marie Thomas to find out how mid-sized retailers fare in today's economy and talk about the recent report they partnered on for NCMM.

Jan 17, 2019

The National Center for the Middle Market Executive Director Thomas A. Stewart welcomes Incept CEO Sam Falletta who shares the structure of what's driven Incept's strategy and driven growth.

Jan 3, 2019

The National Center for the Middle Market Executive Director Thomas A. Stewart sits down with The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business Professor Leiblein to talk about the findings of the recently released Strategic Planning report from NCMM. 

Oct 30, 2018

What's it take to disrupt the commoditized world of shipping and logistics? Brad Hollister talks with NCMM's Thomas A. Stewart to get to the bottom of how SwanLeap has become the fastest growing company in America.

Oct 18, 2018

Senior Ohio State lecturer John Schaffner joins National Center for the Middle Market Managing Director Doug Farren to share his thoughts on what really makes a good team and consider how growth is defined. 

Sep 13, 2018

Thomas A. Stewart and Catapult Growth Partners' CEO Doug Johnson talk professional services, what it takes to build a brand and what's important when attracting and retaining customers. Tip: Start with knowing what you're good at. 

Aug 23, 2018

Steve Perkins, GrantThornton National Managing Director of Technology, talks with the National Center for the Middle Market about what middle market companies can learn to grow with technology and what to avoid if they want to thrive in the ever-changing sector.

Aug 9, 2018

Signature Consultants has been growing at three times the industry rate and has doubled in size since 2010. Learn their secrets to growth and what drives their culture as EVP Geoff Gray and CCO Mark Nussbaum talk with National Center for the Middle Market Executive Director Thomas A. Stewart.

Jul 26, 2018

The National Center for the Middle Market's report "The DNA of Middle Market Growth" featured three types of growth DNA that lead successful growth in the middle market. One type of growth DNA is the "Investor." Executive Director Tom Stewart talks with Don Daseke, chairman and CEO of Daseke Inc. about the investments he's made to grow from $30 million to $1.5 billion in revenue in just under a decade.

Jun 21, 2018

Sarah Sladek is a best-selling author and CEO of XYZ University. An expert in how to drive stronger engagement with younger generations, Sladek joins Executive Director Thomas A. Stewart to talk about the difference age makes (or doesn't make) in today's workplace. 

Jun 5, 2018

National Center for the Middle Market Managing Director Doug Farren sits down with BrewDog USA CEO Tanisha Robinson to talk about how BrewDog has found rapid success in the United States and how others might follow.

May 10, 2018

National Center for the Middle Market Executive Director Tom Stewart joins Dr. Ian Sheldon, The Ohio State University Professor and Andersons Chair of Agricultural Marketing, Trade and Policy to talk about how trade and tariffs affect agriculture in Ohio and the United States.

Apr 5, 2018

Tom Stewart, Executive Director of the National Center for the Middle Market, sits down with Ed Kleinguetl, partner at Grant Thornton, to talk about the importance of cultural synergy when dealing with M&A.

Mar 22, 2018

Doug Farren, Managing Director of the National Center for the Middle Market, sits down with Bob Grote of The Grote Company to talk about experiences with M&A, and some tips for beginning the process.

Mar 8, 2018

Tom Stewart, Executive Director of the National Center for the Middle Market, and Doug Farren, Managing Director of the Center, sit down with Dan North of Euler Hermes, a leading economist. They discuss current economic trends and outlooks and how those might affect the market. 

Feb 22, 2018

NCMM's Tom Stewart talks M&A with Joe Feldman, an M&A consultant of 'Joseph Feldman Associates' about surprises during the M&A process.

Feb 8, 2018

NCMM Executive Director Tom Stewart and special guest Phil Renaud from the Risk Institute discuss how the middle market can navigate and avoid risk.

Jan 25, 2018

Businesses of all sizes are affected by cybersecurity. How can middle market companies ensure they are secure? The NCMM gets the scoop from Joey Muniz, Technical Solutions Architect at Cisco Systems.

Jan 11, 2018

The NCMM discusses M&A in the middle market with special guest George Calfo, Managing Director at SunTrust Robinson Humphrey.

Dec 28, 2017

The National Center for the Middle Market looks back on 2017 and shares their forecasts for the middle market in 2018.

Dec 14, 2017

Orangetheory Fitness is changing the way people think about exercise and well-being. NCMM Managing Director Doug Farren speaks with Founder Ellen Latham on how this middle market company is changing the fitness world.

Nov 30, 2017

How can middle market companies use digital tools to transform ways they connect with customers and beat their competition? The NCMM examines its latest research report on digitizing the customer experience with Jeff Sharritts, Senior Vice President of Cisco's U.S. Commercial Sales.

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