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Improving your patterns with “Atomic Habits”

By Phil Klutts | June 8, 2021

Atomic Habits By James Clear Few things have as much impact on your professional career as the repeated tasks and mundane responses we call habits. Personal habits often turn to business or office habits as we live our professional lives. Some habits are purely professional. For me, one of those habits is walking through the…

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Are you ready to co-MIT?

By Davis Merrey | June 1, 2021

Co-MIT is one of the most recent among the many IT industry acronyms. It stands for co-managed IT, which is when an organization outsources some, but not all, of its IT responsibility to another organization, and it’s typically a managed services provider (MSP). Why would an organization want to do this? Whether you are the…

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Edmond sees record-high tax collections

By Sarah Dickson | June 1, 2021

Edmond saw record sales tax collections in April. Collections totaled $6,889,027—the highest amount ever for Edmond. Driving this increase were record-breaking collections in North American Industry Code System (NAICS) category 444: Building Materials & Hardware Stores. The category, which includes collections from home centers; hardware stores; building material dealers; paint and wallpaper stores; nursery stores;…

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Business is a journey, not the destination

By Tim Priebe | June 1, 2021

I’ve worked with hundreds of businesses in my two decades in the digital marketing world, and I’m privileged to interact with many more now in my role as publisher of Edmond Business. In that time, I’ve met with many business owners, and most of them are wired in one of two ways. Some of them…

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When should you take social security?

By Nick Massey | June 1, 2021

One of the most common questions I get asked is, “When should I start taking my social security?” Like most people, I’m sure you paid a lot into the system over your working lifetime, and you want to get the maximum amount for the longest period of time. So, do you take the benefits early,…

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Networking for introverts and extroverts, part 1

By Stacy Eads | June 1, 2021

For years now, one of my most sought-after training presentations has been “Networking for Introverts & Extroverts: Shaking Hands with Your Goals.” Recently, the Edmond Chamber of Commerce hosted Women Mean Business Breakfast, where they hired me to share these networking best practices with introverts and extroverts alike. If you have ever felt like the…

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Think, act, and interact

By Mike Crandall | May 25, 2021

Every business owner, leader, or professional who seeks outside help (coaching, consulting, and training) really wants one thing: different interactions. Those could be internal, with their employees, between team members, or during internal meetings. They could be external with clients, prospects, candidates, or etc. Regardless, owners and leaders want themselves and their people to have…

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Picking your social media strategy

By Tim Priebe | May 25, 2021

If you run a business or nonprofit and you’re not marketing it on social media, you’re missing out. I have yet to talk to anyone working to build awareness of their business or nonprofit who couldn’t benefit from marketing on social media. However, all social media platforms are not created equal. Most likely, focusing on…

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Lessons from “The 7 Gears of Business”

By Phil Klutts | May 11, 2021

The 7 Gears of Business By Chris McIntire Local author Chris McIntire draws on a wealth of knowledge and experience in business to help business owners and entrepreneurs find success. In his book The 7 Gears of Business, McIntire conveys many of the lessons he has learned over years of starting, running, and selling businesses.…

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Maintaining remote employees’ boundaries

By Davis Merrey | May 4, 2021

Suzanne Massie, an American scholar, taught President Ronald Reagan the Russian proverb Doveryai, no proveryai (Russian: Доверяй, но проверяй; Trust, but verify), advising him that, “The Russians like to talk in proverbs. It would be nice of you to know a few. You are an actor—you can learn them very quickly.” Reagan used it frequently when discussing U.S. relations with…

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