Innovating America: Live From alliantgroup’s 2019 Think Tank- The Frontlines of Innovation

Regardless of the industry that U.S. business owners work in, the barriers they face are often the same. 

Hiring and retaining top talent. Remaining compliant with pertinent government regulations. Having to innovate on a daily basis to remain ahead of competitors. These are just some of the challenges that the small and medium sized businesses that make up the backbone of our economy are facing.

In this episode of Innovating America, we sat down with four American business executives at alliantgroup’s 2019 Think Tank Series: The Frontlines of Innovation, to discuss the trends they are noticing in their industry, the challenges they face on a daily basis and where they see their industry in the next ten years.

Our special guests include: 

  • Walt Hatter of Hatter & Associates in Fort Worth, Texas
  • James Mitchell of Smith Leonard in High Point, North Carolina
  • Richard Lewis of RTL Networks in Denver, Colorado
  • Dr. Ronald Beech of Great Lakes Dental in Mentor, Ohio 

Each guest gave their unique perspective on how they plan to elevate their business in the next several years and what barriers they expect to face along the way. 

“It’s always hard to find people and we are a small business and we aren’t alone…..a lot of the big boys are having a hard time finding people, too,” said Richard Lewis.

You’ll hear personal stories about cybersecurity scares, a business owner who paid for his employees to be adequately trained on new technologies and how small and medium sized businesses are working to compete from a hiring perspective with large corporations.

Click here to listen to our incredible guests, and to garner key insights into how American businesses are stepping up to the challenge.

About the Author

alliantgroup offers companies expert consulting services regarding research and development, manufacturing, exporting, energy-efficient design, and hiring in certain established enterprise zones.