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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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Jun 22, 2021

As we start to see the light at the end of the pandemic tunnel, middle market companies continue to express concern about customer engagement and relationships, as well as their own talent management capabilities and culture. How do middle market companies create and position their own brand effectively to both attract and retain customers as well as employees? Come find out in our discussion with Julie Hamilton of +Intention.

May 12, 2021

Buying or Selling a Business might seem like an easily repeatable process for those with lots of resources and capabilities, but how do companies plan to operationalize and execute these deals in order to maximize value? Listen to our discussion with Dietrich Partners' founder and executive chair, Celia Dietrich, to learn more!

Mar 24, 2021

How does a successful middle market CEO think about culture and the use of digital technologies to drive growth? The National Center for the Middle Market sat down with PDC Machines CEO, Kareem Afzal, to find out.

Mar 1, 2021

How do companies in the lower middle market with $10 - $50 million in annual revenue need to respond when buying or selling a business? Elliott Holland, Managing Director at Guardian Due Diligence, sits down with the National Center for the Middle Market to share his expertise on both sides of deals in the middle market.

 

Feb 2, 2021

Reflecting on 2020 and looking at the year ahead - is the worst behind us? Hear what leading economist Dan North of Euler Hermes has to say on this episode of The Market That Moves America.

Dec 3, 2020

Leaning on her deep understanding of companies in transition, Jennifer Fondrevay joins Doug Farren and the National Center for the Middle Market to share what business leaders have done to lead their organizations through the the uncertainty of 2020 and how these lessons can help others grow.

Oct 1, 2020

Now more than six months into the pandemic, NCMM welcomes AchieveNext CEO, Nick Araco, to share what he's seeing from CEOs and CHROs and how they're planning to lead their companies forward into 3Q 2020 and beyond, plus what those with a strong "immune system" in managing through the pandemic have in common. 

Sep 17, 2020

Pivoting throughout the life of a company can mean the difference between growth and shuttering your doors. Hear how one company has been able to focus on its core strengths while adjusting to changes in market demands. 

Aug 13, 2020

Larry Inks, Clinical Associate Professor in Management and Human Resources at The Ohio State University joins Thomas A. Stewart to discuss how the future of the workplace changes and stays the same as the pandemic continues and companies weigh the return to the physical office space. 

Jun 11, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought to light not only challenges but opportunities for middle market business owners. Hear from our guest guest John H. Brown, founder of Business Enterprise Institute, Inc. to find out what you can do right now to grow and protect your business.

May 21, 2020

The National Center for the Middle Market's Thomas A. Stewart welcomes ApartmentData.com's Rudy Mui and John Severance to share how they've used the power of data and digital transformation have changed their industry and bring in new efficiencies and opportunities. 

Apr 23, 2020

As much of the country moves to a work-from-home setting, middle market companies mustn't overlook the risks of malevolent opportunists targeting the new home office. We welcome Ohio State Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Emre Koksal who shares how you can protect your company from incoming threats.

Apr 8, 2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic crisis sweeps the nation, companies are looking for ways to cut costs and free up cash flow during uncertainty. Tom Stewart of the National Center for the Middle Market welcomes Expense Reduction Analysts Principal Consultant Paul Zaleski to talk about the oft forgotten 20% of spending or "tail spend." 

Mar 17, 2020

It's a new normal for companies across the world. Now that COVID-19 has pushed so many employees home, how can middle market companies make sure everything runs as smoothly as possible while managing everything else going on? We welcome Jessica Lipnack to the podcast to share decades of expertise studying virtual teams and collaboration you can put to use immediately to help your team thrive. 

Mar 12, 2020

When firms have big-company problems without the big-time budgets, where do they go to get support? The National Center for the Middle Market's Thomas A. Stewart and Doug Farren welcome Jack Lavin, President and CEO of the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce to hear how his organization works to help mid-sized companies in the region.

Feb 13, 2020

 Jeff Eldersveld from the Columbus Blue Jackets hockey team joins NCMM Managing Director Doug Farren to talk about an often forgotten player in the middle market: professional sports teams. And just like many other middle market companies, they're working to bring data analytics into the business to create the ultimate game-day experience.

Jan 30, 2020

In what's become an annual tradition at NCMM, Dan North, Euler Hermes' chief economist for North America, joins Thomas A. Stewart and Doug Farren to talk about what middle market executives can expect in the year to come.

Jan 16, 2020

NCMM Executive Director Thomas A. Stewart welcomes George Calfo and Russell Sanders to talk about our latest research and how middle market executives can prepare for coming business transitions. 

Dec 5, 2019

Nextrade Group Founder and CEO Kati Suominen joins Tom Stewart to talk about the impact technology is having on global trade and what middle market companies can do to take advantage of the increasingly available advances coming their way. 

Nov 14, 2019

Dr. Gleb Tsipursky joins the Market that Moves America to bring up the strategic errors that cost organizations and careers. Whether it's going with your gut or relying on hard data, leaders have to make the right decisions when it counts. Hear about best practices to avoid bad decisions. 

Oct 17, 2019

Professor Isil Erel of The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business joins NCMM Executive Director Thomas A. Stewart to talk about her research on non-bank lending and what it might mean for middle market companies. 

Sep 26, 2019

Data analytics is a hot issue for businesses today. Ohio State data expert Ralph Greco joins NCMM executive director Thomas A. Stewart to discuss how middle market companies can join in and keep up with the growing importance of data analytics. 

Aug 1, 2019

We welcome David DeLong, Ph.D. to share tips on how middle market companies can address the workforce shortage and knowledge loss that comes with it. 

Jul 18, 2019

Ever wonder how to find out-of-the-box ideas using the best new research and innovating minds? Professor Deborah Mitchell of The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business joins NCMM Managing Director Doug Farren to talk about this year's Fisher Invitational where MBA students from around the country helped one middle market company find solutions for their current business concerns. 

Jul 4, 2019

Growth Institute co-founder and CEO Daniel Marcos joins Thomas A. Stewart to share his insights on scaling companies and how that differs from simply "growing." Learn how you can achieve scaling successes in this episode of The Market that Moves America.  

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