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Small Business Council Blog
The Small Business Council blog is dedicated to its fellow small business members. It covers a variety of topics related to small business management, education and growth.
December in Edmond brings special memories: family time, fun activities with friends, sweater weather, celebrating traditions and … colorful lights! In the past four years, Edmond’s lights have transitioned from the Parade of Lights to Edmond Electric’s Luminance: An Enchanted Stroll.Read More
Working on your core muscles is an important part of a well-rounded fitness program. Without a strong core, you cannot maximize the health and productivity of your body that ultimately improves your balance and stability. It takes consistent time and attention to keep it healthy.Read More
Companies struggle with how to maximize their greatest asset. The first action must be to stop the bleeding. As with a medical trauma, the first step is to determine if the patient is bleeding and the source. The medical team will focus on stopping the bleeding with all other issues a distant second.Read More
It may be hard to believe but expectations are like fingerprints, everyone has them and they are all unique. Dr. Wayne Dyer, a great teacher of life, once said,
"I am open to everything and attached to nothing."
Running a restaurant is not for the faint of heart. Businesses in Edmond are working hard to operate safely and to keep their employees and their customers healthy amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Of course, a lot has changed since the pandemic hit. Instead of continuing to focus on the success and growth of their business, they now spend a lot of their time worrying about another shutdown, employees getting sick and the constant reassurance that their places of business are safe for everyone.Read More
It is always a good idea to conduct periodic assessments of your business’s information technology resources. However, with the recent disruption to traditional work locations caused by COVID-19, I want to give you a checklist to evaluate the condition of your business technology, now and after the pandemic is behind us.Read More
In the last several months as I’ve talked to other marketing professionals, I’ve heard a consensus of how the job feels right now: wrong. Something doesn’t feel right about trying to gain my audience’s attention while there’s a global pandemic happening. However, I’m here to assure you that continuing to work hard and build your business is the best thing you can do right now. As entrepreneur and blogger Whitney White puts it...Read More
My company hasn’t abandoned Facebook or Twitter…Yet!
I wonder if you’re seeing the same thing I am; Incredible technology gone awry. Social media once connected us to people, news, brands, and events in ways we had previously not experienced. And it was good. It was cool. It was productive. Then it changed.
The definition of the term “resilient” means possessing inner strength and resolve. Thus, resilience takes into consideration appropriate form and physical infrastructure to be more prepared for physical, social, environmental, and economic challenges. Oklahoma has become known as a resilient state, having overcome droughts, floods, tornadoes, domestic terrorism, and oil busts. The State of Oklahoma is only as strong as the cities and communities that make up the state.Read More
With all the businesses that are struggling right now due to COVID-19, I am often asked what options are available for businesses to access capital, outside of the stimulus money that for some businesses is a “band-aid” for a much larger capital need.Read More