Articles by Phil Klutts

About Phil Klutts

Phil is an Edmond native and has managed to keep his wife here instead of traveling the world, which they both enjoy. They have two boys who love the outdoors, adventures, and learning new things. Phil is a problem-solver at heart and enjoys connecting people to the resources they need.

In addition to being the co-owner of Edmond Business, Phil founded the CK Group LLC after working for large and small businesses in the Energy, Construction, and Fitness industries. He focuses on helping small businesses and entrepreneurs improve their systems and processes. CK Group LLC's mission is to eliminate chaos and create clarity for small business by connecting vision, strategy, and implementation.

Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter

By Phil Klutts | March 14, 2023

“Multipliers” was first published in 2010 and revised and updated in 2017. I first read the book just this year but wish I had found it earlier in my leadership journey. Liz Wiseman writes with incredible insight and a well-seasoned storytelling ability. Her research partner, Greg McKeown, is also a favorite author of mine. We’ve also published two reviews of McKeown’s own books.

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Dissolving mental health stigma

By Phil Klutts | March 14, 2023

Some stigma originates from society, culture, or other people. Stigma can also originate from inside ourselves. Feelings of being ostracized or disgraced can occur when you think you are different than those around you. 

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Becoming Bulletproof

By Phil Klutts | February 14, 2023

I picked up “Becoming Bulletproof” by Evy Poumpouras to read over Christmas and New Year’s break. Actually, I downloaded the audiobook and then bought the hardback. I am usually drawn to books that are read by the author, as you get a sense of meaning and extra tidbits not always shared by a professional narrator or in the published print version. “Becoming Bulletproof” is no different. Poumpouras includes a few interview segments between her and her husband explaining and expanding on some of the subjects in the book.

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KickingBird Golf Club delayed

By Phil Klutts | February 7, 2023

For those waiting to hit the green at the newly renovated KickingBird Golf Club, tee time may come later than planned. 

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An oasis that feels like family

By Phil Klutts | December 20, 2022

Royal Oak Salon & Spa has been a relaxing escape on Edmond’s west side for over a decade. Their team offers a wide range of client services, including hair care, skin care, lashes, massages, and more.

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Defining success in designing spaces

By Phil Klutts | November 15, 2022

Flexibility and family are the cornerstones that have built AMMP Studio, a new business founded in Edmond in 2022. AMMP Studio is a full-service architecture and interior design firm offering expertise from minor tenant improvements to large-scale master planning. 

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Easing the burden of grief

By Phil Klutts | October 18, 2022

When dealing with the loss of a loved one, juggling the legal logistics of their estate isn’t always top of mind. But the team at Wallis Law Group specializes in easing what can be a tough transition.

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Dryer Vent Cleaners serves and educates Edmond homeowners

By Phil Klutts | September 20, 2022

Dryers need to vent properly to dry your clothes and stay efficient. Over time, lint and debris will clog your vents and prevent the heat from escaping, leading to more energy usage and fire risk. Dryer Vent Cleaners provides safe, quick, and reliable dryer vent cleaning in Edmond and the surrounding areas. 

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OC School of Business brings values to business

By Phil Klutts | September 6, 2022

After more than 50 years of serving students, the Oklahoma Christian School of Business continues to be a top program at the college, boasting hundreds of graduates every year. Jeff Simmons, professor and chair of the School of Business, shares the mission of the program and his plans to expand opportunities for its students. 

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Short-term rentals booming in Edmond

By Phil Klutts | September 6, 2022

Short-term rentals have many names. Homes, condos, and cabins were first known as vacation rentals. Vacations have extended to work-from-home retreats and hotel alternatives for traveling professionals. These homes are commonly known as Airbnbs or VRBOs because of the name-brand apps that facilitate and promote short-term rental properties. These properties are furnished and rented nightly or up to a few weeks at a time.

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