Less but better

By David Skidmore | May 10, 2022

When you look at the cover of Essentialism, you see a picture of scribbles with an arrow pointed toward the word “essentialism” surrounded by scribbled circles. I like this picture because even when life moves away from being chaotically overwhelmed by messiness, the circles are rarely perfect mapping around our lives. That’s what the disciplined pursuit of “less but better” is about. Life is messy enough as is. What if we dedicate ourselves to achieving more by focusing simply on what is essential? As Greg McKeown says, “It isn’t about getting more things done; it’s about getting the right things done.”

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Why backup Microsoft 365?

By Davis Merrey | May 3, 2022

A customer recently asked me, “Why do I need this service to backup Microsoft 365? Doesn’t Microsoft already do that?” Actually, no. Microsoft’s Shared Responsibility Model clearly states that Microsoft is responsible for application uptime and the underlying infrastructure, while it is the customer’s responsibility to manage and protect their vital business data.

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Edmond Economic Development Authority featured businesses

By Sarah Dickson | May 3, 2022

The Edmond Economic Development Authority exists to offer resources that stimulate the growth of Edmond’s economy by creating and maintaining an optimum environment for both new and existing businesses. The organization offers services that facilitate the growth and expansion of those businesses and generate opportunities to increase the sales tax base of the city of Edmond. Each month, the EEDA features an Edmond business in the organization’s e-newsletter, The Arrow.

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What Happened to LIBOR?

By Nick Massey | May 3, 2022

I would imagine that you have been losing sleep and wondering what the heck ever happened to LIBOR.  No? One of the most important numbers in finance died at age 52. Actually I’m kidding a little bit, but not entirely. LIBOR stands for the London Interbank Offered Rate as determined by The Bank of England. It became an international benchmark for short term interest rates and a reference point for many types of loans.

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The Paper Napkin

By Stacy Eads | May 3, 2022

As an executive business coach, I have the unique vantage point of being welcomed behind the private curtain of dozens of corporations and small businesses. It’s an intimate look at their finances, long-term strategies, and short-term concerns to tackle. Meeting with a top team of executives for days on end gives you an insight into the commonalities across industries during this unprecedented time in history.

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Runners competing in a race

Your real sales competition 

By Mike Crandall | April 26, 2022

Who is your sales competition? Most business owners, executives, and salespeople think about competition in sales completely wrong. It may seem crazy, but it is true. As a sales coach and consultant, I hear comments all the time like, “We don’t have anyone we compete with,” and, “No one sells what we sell.” These may seem like odd statements, but they are very real and come up on a regular basis. 

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Go beyond just posting on social media

By Tim Priebe | April 26, 2022

Social media is a powerful tool that can be used for more than just posting. In fact, you can use it to build relationships with your customers and create loyalty among them. Let’s look at how you can use social media for more than just posting.

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Becoming relentless in everything you do

By David Skidmore | April 12, 2022

Tim S. Grover gives 13 rules for becoming unstoppable. The pathway is that of the book title, Relentless. The difference between Grover and most authors is every one of his rules begins with the “number 1.” The reason? Grover says numbering things 1 through 13, allows people to rank their level of importance, but to go from good to great to unstoppable, no rule is more important than another. 

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Do you need MDR?

By Davis Merrey | April 5, 2022

Recent world events and the latest news headlines have brought more concern than ever over the possibility of international cyberattacks. Cybersecurity experts report that there are more than 26,000 cyberattacks daily, about 20 every minute! Unconventional means are being used by hackers to attempt to steal our data, disrupt our processes and even ruin our businesses and take away our quality of life. The conventional defenses of patching, anti-malware, and data security are not winning the battle.

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EEDA shares 2022 Economic Abstract

By Sarah Dickson | April 5, 2022

The Edmond Economic Development Authority recently released the 2022 Edmond Economic Abstract. The 10-page economic profile, published annually by the EEDA and sponsored by Francis Tuttle Technology Center, contains demographic information including population, income levels, cost of living, crime figures, traffic counts and more. The 2022 Economic Abstract also features information on Edmond’s residential and commercial real estate markets, tax collections, and education information.

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