Big Ideas for Small Business Blog
The Small Business Council of the Edmond Chamber has launched a blog dedicated to its fellow small business members. This monthly blog will cover a variety of topics related to small business management, education and growth.
If left alone, everything drifts downward.
This is true in our personal lives and our businesses.
Drift is a powerful force that often goes unnoticed. You see the effects of drift, but often this is only in hindsight as you're fighting to regain the ground lost to drift.
Drift is a part of life, but drift only goes one direction. Down.
In November, 2016, Oklahoma voters approved State Question 792. The effects of that change to the Oklahoma Constitution and Oklahoma statutes that govern the possession, distribution and sale of alcoholic beverages will become very apparent in October of this year. Many of my customers & friends have been asking exactly what to expect after October 1, 2018, as many still aren’t aware of all of the consequences that these changes will bring.
Here is a short recap of what to look for.
I have been curious about why people do what they do for as long as I can remember, and just as importantly I have wanted to know how I could help. In my journey through training and experiences in the areas of clinical psychology and executive coaching, as well as professional and personal relationship experiences, here are three truths I have observed.Read More
Location, Location, Location, that’s the big deal.
Let’s say one of your customers [or ideal prospects] walks into your competitor’s location; wouldn’t it be great if you could contact them immediately and tell them how great YOU are? Better yet, what if you had the ability to know who visited your competitor in the last 90-days? With geo-fencing and geo-framing it’s possible to do both.
Sound complicated? These examples should clear things up:
Oklahoma businesses of all sizes and industry types see increasing impacts on productivity from SPAM, including phishing emails. A few years ago these emails were primarily focused on marketing but in the current environment these emails more commonly carry a threat called ransomware. Rather than simply steal data, ransomware steals an organization’s access to data by encrypting information that is shared on the network. Typically the only means to regain access to the data is to restore fromRead More
2018 is offering a whole lot of opportunity, but along with that, a whole lot of change in how we market to our customers.Read More
I’m a dog person. (Wo)man’s best friend has stolen my heart forever. I’m active in my local humane society and rescue organization as a volunteer and donor, and my family adopted two dogs into our home. I’ve learned a lot while trying to keep my furry kids happy, safe and alive. Some of those lessons apply to our clients at Candor.Read More
According to an article that appeared in the Oklahoman, businesses are noticing the dangers of Facebook as not only a time waster but other unintended social consequences. The article makes the point that these consequences are starting to catch up with Facebook.Read More
There’s no doubt- women are opening businesses throughout the U.S., and specifically in Oklahoma, at an increasingly high rate and are making huge impacts on local and national economies. Not only new business startups, but the growth of existing women-led businesses is rapid and women are beginning to leverage their role in the marketplace with new vigor. This impressive growth is encouraging and we want to see more women following suit.Read More
I had a good career in journalism. I feel like my experience should make me an expert at spotting fake news. But the proliferation of information available on social media means it’s challenging for anyone to decipher fact from fiction.Read More