Merlin’s Hide Out: Sharing the Spirit of the Wild West Through Buffalo Hide in Thermopolis, Wyoming | Barb Heinze


On today’s episode we are joined by Barb Heinze of Merlin’s Hide Out, a shop that specializes in customized, handmade, real buffalo hide products. Barb and her husband Merlin have been in this business for 17 years.

Rob Nance & the Lost Souls: Pursuing a Career in Music on the American Highways, from North Carolina to New Mexico | Rob Nance


On today’s episode we are joined by Rob Nance & the Lost Souls , a traveling band from North Carolina. Rob, Jordan, and Dylan have all been playing music since they were children.

DIY Pete: Inspiring Others Through Do-It-Yourself Projects in Bozeman, Montana | Peter Sveen


On this episode of Small Business War Stories, we are joined by Peter Sveen, founder of DIY Pete. His company creates content that helps others get inspired and learn to build projects.

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Fightforce: Promoting Mixed Martial Arts in the Rocky Mountain Region | Bryan Deats


On today’s episode we are joined by Bryan Deats of Fightforce , an amateur, semi-pro and professional mixed martial arts promotion company. Bryan began training in martial arts when he was young and practiced mixed martial arts through college.

Live Webinar: Competing in a Candidate Driven Market – How to Recruit in 2018

With unemployment at an 18-year low, recruiters are now faced with a unique challenge that they haven't had to face in some time. The market is hot and the best candidates are often receiving more than one offer. In an environment where candidates are "ghosting" interviews and even offers, how do you compete? Join us on September 27th, 2018 for a live webinar with Scott Conklin, VP of Human Resources at Paycor and learn what candidates really care about and how to get the offer signed.

Santa Fe Stoneworks: Making Stone Inlay Knives as a Family Business in Santa Fe, New Mexico | Bill, Anna, & Miles Wirtel


On today’s episode we are joined by Bill, Anna & Miles Wirtel of Santa Fe Stoneworks , a company that creates fine handcrafted stone inlay knives. Bill began working in this industry 40 years ago and over time Anna and Miles eventually found themselves working at their father’s business.

The Bird: One of the Last True Watering Holes in Jackson, Wyoming | Will Nowack & Ted Hansen


On today’s episode we are joined by Will Nowack and Ted Hansen, co-owners of The Bird , a fun bar and restaurant where you can enjoy the laid-back ambiance while having some great food. Will and Ted become owners of the bar after the previous owner decided to sell.

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GoRuck: Building an Iconic Brand Based on Community | Jason McCarthy


On today’s episode we are joined by Jason McCarthy of GoRuck , an American brand with Special Forces roots that is aiming to change the world. As a former Special Forces Operator, Jason originally began GoRuck to create go bags, bags prepped with essential items to prepare for emergencies.

Meow Wolf: Creating an Immersive Art Experience in Santa Fe, New Mexico | John Feins


Today we are joined by John Feins of Meow Wolf , a New Mexico based arts and entertainment group that established in 2008 as an art collective. In 2011, they put together a larger installation at the Center for Contemporary Arts that gained much more attention than expected.

Beartooth Group: Creating Environmental and Financial Value Through Ranch Restoration in Bozeman, Montana | Robert Keith


On today’s episode we are joined by Robert Keith of Beartooth Group , an investment group that connects people to the American West by running ranch investment funds, representing ranch buyers, and managing habitat restoration.

Live Webinar: Train Like a Boss – Close the Skills Gap and Boost Employee Retention

Recruiting quality employees is no easy task. With unemployment at an all-time low, it's now more crucial than ever to engage and retain the employees you've hired. A demonstrated investment in employee development can set you apart and help attract more quality candidates. According to a recent report from Linkedin, over a fourth of HR professionals expect to be increasing their budgets in learning and development. Join us on 8/30 for a live webinar with Greg Goold, Director of Learning and Development at Paycor.

Shinesty: Building a Company on Outrageous Fashion in Boulder, Colorado | Chris White


Today we are joined Chris White, CEO and Co-founder of Shinesty , a company that creates outrageous clothing for theme parties, costume parties, and general ridiculousness.

Colorado Highland Helicopters: Mountain Flight Education and High Altitude Rescue in Durango, Colorado | Brandon Laird and Dayle Morningstar


This week we are joined by Dayle Morningstar and Brandon Laird of Colorado Highland Helicopters , a family owned and operated business that provides flight instruction, search and rescue, photography and reconnaissance.

7 Video Conferencing Tips for Better Recruiting


The days of strictly interviewing and meeting with potential candidates face-to-face are over. More companies are realizing the reach of video conferencing in regards to active recruiting. According to data from PGi, 66 percent of candidates prefer to use video during the interview process.

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Serenity Forge: Creating Video Games for Good in Boulder, Colorado | Z Yang


Today we are joined by Z Yang of Serenity Forge , a company that seeks to create meaningful video games that challenge the way you think about and view the world. Z Yang built his first computer when he was six years old and designed his first video game when he was 10.

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Tres Cuervos Leatherworks: Leather Goods Authentically Hand Crafted in Santa Fe, New Mexico | Aaron Boyd


Today we are joined by Aaron Boyd of Tres Cuervos Leatherworks , a company that creates hand crafted practical goods using American leather, brass, and wood.

Newton’s Guide to OFCCP Compliance

For federal contractors, keeping up with OFCCP regulations can be a major challenge when recruiting and hiring. Download our guide to OFCCP compliance and learn the major regulations that you must adhere to.

Western Range Clothing Company: Formal Attire with a Rocky Mountain Twist in Jackson Hole, Wyoming | Spencer Hirst


Today we are joined by Spencer Hirst, Co-founder of Western Range Clothing Company , a classic clothing company garnished with a bit of western.

ELITE-OSM: Creating a Business Through Rehabilitation in Albuquerque, New Mexico | Beau Hightower


On this episode of Small Business War Stories, we are joined by Beau Hightower of Elite-OSM , a result driven clinic that is passionate about patient care. Dr. Beau Hightower has had practices in many places but ended up moving to Albuquerque in 2012.

The Top 25 Best Applicant Tracking Systems (Updated for 2018)


Hiring can seem like a daunting process, but it doesn’t have to be! Ideally, your company’s hiring process should be as efficient and effective as possible – and an applicant tracking system can make that happen.

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September 5th, 2018 Merlin’s Hide Out: Sharing The Spirit Of The Wild West Through Buffalo Hide In Thermopolis, Wyoming | Barb Heinze On today’s episode we are joined by Barb Heinze of Merlin’s Hide Out, a shop that specializes in customized, handmade, real buffalo hide products.

How Recruiters Can Create a Predictable Candidate Pipeline

Even the most experienced recruiting professionals face challenges filling critical roles in their organizations from an inability to establish, nurture and grow a sustainable talent pipeline. Download this eBook to get a jump on sourcing and learn how to build a high performance recruiting pipeline.

3D Kutz Barber Shop: Running an Exclusive MMA-Style Barber Shop in Albuquerque, New Mexico | Derrick Montoya


On today’s episode we are joined by Derrick Montoya of 3D Kutz Barber Shop , Albuquerque’s original and most exclusive MMA style barber shop. 3D Kutz began in 2003 with Derrick and his two brothers, and has grown little by little ever since.

FLASH! Improving Relationships Between Men and Women in the Workplace | Beate Chelette


On today’s episode we are joined by Beate Chelette , the leader of The Entrepreneur and Small Business Forum on Linkedin, published author , trainer and business consultant. Beate’s passions are entrepreneurship and women in leadership, so much of her work is geared toward women entrepreneurs.

Sales Jobs: The Top Places to Hire Sales Professionals


Looking to fill a sales position? Rather than looking for candidates on big job boards like Monster and Indeed for a specific sales position, an employer can post on more niche job boards that specialize in sales positions throughout the country.

Big Job Boards: The Top Places to Find Talent


Looking to fill a position in your business? We compiled this list of the best big job boards to help employers find the most engaged and qualified employees around! . Indeed – Indeed is a widely used job board with over 200 million visitors a month, in 60 different countries.

There’s Not a Skills Gap in the U.S… or Is There?

Your search for the perfect candidate has resulted in zero perfectly skilled applicants. What’s going on? Enter…the skills gap. This report, ‘The Employment Skills Gap and What To Do About It’, breaks down the issue with solutions you can apply now.

FLASH! Creating Small Business Connections Through an Online Community | Dave Hamilton


On today’s flash episode we are joined by Dave Hamilton, who co-hosts The Small Business Show podcast, as well as leads a small business support group online.

Jackson Hole Still Works: Distilling Spirits at High Altitude In Jackson Hole, Wyoming | Chas Marsh & Travis Goodman


On today’s episode we are joined by Chas Marsh and Travis Goodman, founders of Jackson Hole Still Works , a distillery that creates high quality grain-to-glass craft spirits.

Biscuit Press: Turning a Passion for Art into a Booming Career in Austin, TX | Dan Grissom


On this episode of Small Business War Stories, we are joined by Dan Grissom of Biscuit Press , a company he started to become a full-time freelance illustrator and screen printer. While Dan earned his bachelor’s degree in graphic design, he was already working as a graphic designer.

7 Signs It’s Time to Let Go of A Bad Employee!


I have started many posts with this statement, Hiring is HARD. In addition to that, hiring is also costly. . Onboarding and training a new employee is time-consuming. . In the past, we touched upon employees to avoid , but sometimes you end up with a rotten egg anyway.

Applicant Tracking System Vendor Comparison Matrix

Trying to decide which ATS is right for your company? Newton is the only ATS built by recruiters, for recruiters. Download the comparison matrix to see how Newton compares to other ATS vendors.

FLASH! Screw the Nine to Five: What it Takes to Become an Entrepreneur | Josh Stanton


On today’s episode we are joined by Josh Stanton, co-founder of Screw the Nine to Five , where Josh helps people leave their nine-to-five jobs to start their own businesses.

18 Ways to Make Your Company The Best Place to Work


We have all seen articles on the best places to work. What makes these the best places to work ? A common misconception is that the companies that offer the most money are the best places to work.

Fighting for Hourly Workers’ Rights: Fair Scheduling Act


You have read about the shortage of line cooks. You have read about how minimum wage is going up across the country. You have probably also read about the move Danny Meyer made to eliminate tipping at his restaurants. What you may not have read about is the Fair Scheduling Act. .

JD High Country Outfitters: A One-Stop Shop for the Great Outdoors in Jackson Hole, Wyoming | Scott Sanchez


On this week’s episode we are joined by Scott Sanchez of JD High Country Outfitters , a one-stop shop for the great outdoors. They have everything from equipment, to rentals and guided tours!

Taking on Tomorrow: 2019 Trends In Technical Recruiting

Speaker: Katrina Kibben, Founder and Principal Consultant, Three Ears Media

The talent market is shrinking every day, especially for technical talent. In response, the HR technology landscape is evolving more quickly than ever with the addition of everything from chat bots to calendar apps. We're finding new ways to streamline, optimize and connect with candidates like we never have before. But the best technical recruiters realize it's not all about the shiny new product - it's about the people.

FLASH! Linked Selling: Making Connections to Grow Your Business | Ben Kniffen


On today’s flash episode we are joined by Ben Kniffen, President and COO of Linked Selling , and a leader of The Small Biz Forum on Linkedin. Ben started Linked Selling with his good friend Josh Turner around 2011.

Wanderer: Fashion for the Free-Spirited Woman in Albuquerque, New Mexico | Ashley Arabian


On this episode of Small Business War Stories, we are joined by Ashley Arabian, founder of Wanderer , a boutique and apothecary originally based out of in Taos, New Mexico.

Love and Leche: Crafting Handmade Lotions and Soaps from Farm-Fresh Ingredients in Santa Fe, New Mexico | Daven Lee


On today’s episode we are joined by Daven Lee, CEO & founder of Love and Leche , a company who hand-crafts lotion bars and soaps from local farm-fresh ingredients. Daven started the company by surprise, beginning with her living on a large property with room for goats, chickens, and a beehive.

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What the Hottest Voices in HR Tech Have to Say

ClearCompany Recruiting

Human Resources is one of the fastest moving industries and it seems like we’re always right in the middle of a new shift.

Attracting & Retaining Superstar Talent

Speaker: Ryan Turnbull, VP, Wellness Practices Leader at Tolman & Wiker, & Bryce Eddy, SVP Employee Benefits at Tolman & Wiker

Ever wonder how companies differentiate themselves to attract and retain superstar talent? Join us for a panel event featuring thought leaders from Tolman | Wiker, voted '2017 Best Place To Work' by the Pacific Coast Business Times, as they share insight on the strategies used by top employers to win the war for talent.