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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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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.  

Apr 25, 2019

Imagine having your family involved in all your big decisions. That's the reality of middle market companies that are family owned and operated. We're talking to family business advisor John Messervey, an expert on keeping things civil--and making the right choices for the good of the business.

Apr 11, 2019

Rhythm Systems Business Growth Consultant and Culture Expert Cathy McCullough joins Thomas A. Stewart to talk about the need for leaders to balance culture with strategy, and giving employees the freedom to make decisions and grow. Listen in for four key areas leaders need to focus on for growth and success.  

Mar 28, 2019

Hear from one of the people with an ear to middle market CFOs around the country. Nick Araco of the CFO Alliance joins Tom Stewart to talk about the interesting year ahead and how to empower your company's leaders to make decisions that align across disciplines. 

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 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.

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. 

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