Focus Group Analysis Tips

Consider the words Think about both the actual words used by the participants and the meanings of those words. A variety of words and phrases will be used and the analyst will need to determine the degree of similarity between these responses. Consider the context Participant responses were triggered by a stimulus question asked by […]

Developing Questions for Focus Group Interviews

Focus group interviews can yield powerful information. In order to get meaningful information during focus groups, you should follow several important guidelines when developing your questions. 1. Use open-ended questions Open-ended questions allow for qualitative feedback from participants and do not have fixed responses or elicit one word answers. 2. Avoid dichotomous questions These are […]

In Our Words (Episode 7)

In today’s episode, Rajon Hall is joined by Anthony Kazee and Phillip Bennett to talk about patience, discipline, growth mindset, authenticity, and networking that are essential to entrepreneurship and success.  Kazee is a real-estate entrepreneur, while Bennett is a business coach who has worked with clients all over the world. Both men have a wealth […]

Recovery in the Hotel Business (Issue 197, May 2022)

(Image Source: RunnyRem / Unsplash) How COVID-19 has impacted the Wisconsin lodging Industry Hotels provide an important service to our communities and represent a significant economic engine for jobs, business revenue, and taxes. Plus, they often serve as a gateway to a community, influencing perceptions of the broader community. However, this industry has experienced significant […]

In Our Words (Episode 6)

Are you a family-oriented business & community-minded individual? Do you believe that faith in the higher power has created opportunities you could never foresee? Are you challenged by your faith within connection to your business? On this week’s podcast, Rajon sits down with Albert Walker and Bobby Drake. Albert Walker is the owner of Imago dei […]

In Our Words (Episode 5)

Are you an aspiring barbershop owner? Are looking for insight on how to begin the process? Rajon interviews two Wisconsin business owners, Chris Kimbrough and Walter Matthews. Chris Kimbrough is the owner of Starz Barbershop in Green Bay. Chris owns and operates three barbershop locations, with his last grand opening on the UWGB campus. Starz […]

A Community Education Approach

While hiring a consultant to complete a market analysis might be appropriate for some communities, the approach of this toolbox is based on the premise that business and community leaders will benefit by being actively involved in the research process. Because there are technical components to the toolbox (obtaining data and using geographic information systems […]

In Our Words (Episode 4)

Do you feel that you have a personal purpose to serve and be visible to your community? This week Rajon sits down for a conversation with Samantha Collier and Arletta Allen. Samantha Collier is the Executive Director of TeamTeal365. Samantha is an educator, healer, and advocate. TeamTeal365 has a mission to empower and educate sexual […]

In Our Words (Episode 3)

Are you interested in becoming a licensed professional counselor and owning your own practice? Dr. Kadihjia Kelly of Stars Counseling (Appleton) has been working in the field of counseling since 2018. Dr. Kelly’s expertise is working with self-Identified Black/African American clients focusing on Critical Race Theory and Racial Fatigue. Welcome Dr. kelly Meet Dr. Monique […]

In Our Words (Episode 2)

Are you interested in learning what it takes to start your own nonprofit agency? Interested in becoming a successful business owner, who sells their own merchandise? In this episode, Rajon speaks with Robin Scott, Executive Director of We All Rise African American Resource Center, and J. Riley, a small business owner. Robin is the Executive […]

In Our Words (Episode 1)

Welcome to the premiere of In Our Words podcast. The goal of this podcast is to see a more holistic view of African-American entrepreneurs in the state of Wisconsin. We seek to gain understanding of challenges faced and overcome by Black business owners, while also providing success stories and strategies implemented along the way that […]

Community Climate Resilience Menu Educator Guide

The Community Climate Resilience Menu (CCRM) is an online tool for finding resources to support communities’ efforts to become more resilient to the impacts and shocks from major weather changes that disrupt communities. We created the CCRM to provide a flexible approach for community decision-makers to select strategies for each community’s unique environment, culture, and […]

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