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. 

Culture Beats Strategy

Culture Beats Strategy

If asked, what would you say is the biggest issue you have in your small business? Is it an overall lack of revenue? Is it money or time management? Do you struggle to find a balance between the quality of services you provide and growth? If you’ve been in the industry long enough, you probably answered a resounding “yes” to all of the above. Most businesses struggle to find the absolute perfect strategy to tackle these problems, and fall short by a mile time and time again.

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Caring for your loved ones: Do you have a plan?

Caring for your loved ones: Do you have a plan?

Last month, I was at the Edmond Chamber Morning Mingle enjoying a cup of coffee with fifty of my closest business friends and chatting with a young man I hadn’t met before. As happens at these things, the conversation led to the inevitable question about what I do. My answer – estate planning – led to an equally inevitable response from my new friend. “I don’t have an estate, so I don’t need a plan.”

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DIY Marketing: How’s That Working For You?

DIY Marketing: How’s That Working For You?

Marketing in today’s world is complex, and frankly it can be a bit frustrating for most small to medium-sized businesses (SMB’s). If you’re the DIY-type and are considering embarking on this journey alone, it can be a daunting task…but it’s not impossible. Before you make your final decision, consider where you stand on these four challenges/solutions:

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Understanding the Millennial Generation: Bridging the Gap

Understanding the Millennial Generation: Bridging the Gap

As of 2015, Millennials have surpassed Gen X to be the largest generation in the workforce. You can no longer use the excuse that you don’t understand Millennials. If you don’t understand them by now, you need to make it a priority.

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