Jodi’s Journal

Jodi’s Journal: Rethink who you call competition

“You have to be aware of what others in your industry are doing. But I suspect it’s far more important to be aware of your audience or your customers – and to be more aware of them than your competition is.”

2 years ago

Jodi’s Journal: Sandwich shop owners come home to build business

These new downtown businesses owners didn’t think they would ever move back to Sioux Falls. Now that they have, they can’t believe how it’s changed.

2 years ago

Jodi’s Journal: Retail’s rocky start to 2017

My instinct – and plenty of data – tell me a shift is occurring in retail spending. But getting at precisely what’s causing it requires connecting dots that aren’t so obvious.

2 years ago

Jodi’s Journal: Leadership in little ways leads to big results

As an employee, when the CEO walks by or interacts with you, it represents a significant moment in the workday. It’s up to the leader to use that moment for good.

2 years ago

Jodi’s Journal: Silicon Valley investor’s take on the Sioux Falls startup scene

Traveling investor Paul Singh stopped in Sioux Falls last week. Here’s what he thought.

2 years ago

Jodi’s Journal: Hinting at big deals with state economic development leader

“We’re very upbeat,” commissioner Scott Stern said. “We’ve got a lot of projects in place, and not just pie-in-the-sky stuff. Things we’re really excited about, which bears out in Sioux Falls.”

2 years ago

Jodi’s Journal: Announcing 605 Made

Introducing 605 Made, an expanded effort to promote South Dakota makers.

2 years ago

Jodi’s Journal: The 10-year tipping point

Every 10 years, a business leader told me, we need to do something big in this community. Something that inspires and collectively energizes us. Something that pushes us to the next phase of growth.

2 years ago

Jodi’s Journal: Inside the business launch

If it’s possible to feel like everything has changed, and yet nothing has changed, that’s about where I am finding myself.

2 years ago

Jodi’s Journal: Open for business

Maybe someday I’ll write a piece called “How to Launch a Business in 10 Days.”

2 years ago

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