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New insights from EEDA preview series

By Sarah Dickson | May 4, 2021

The Edmond Economic Development Authority (EEDA) recently hosted the 2021 Edmond Economic Preview Virtual Series sponsored by First Fidelity Bank. The series of three events featured real estate experts from the residential, multi-family office, and retail sectors. EEDA Executive Director Janet Yowell and First Fidelity Bank Edmond Market President James Boggs also provided insights from…

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What if you blurred the lines?

By Tim Priebe | May 4, 2021

I am a fairly driven guy. I set aggressive goals, work hard, and don’t accept excuses from myself. I should probably go easier on myself, but it’s one of the ways I’ve been able to start multiple businesses, write five digital marketing books, spend time with my family, and stay active in my church. A…

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Too much news could affect your investments

By Nick Massey | May 4, 2021

Most people think that information is a good thing and more is better. While generally true, there comes a point when too much news can be harmful to your investment performance, unless it’s coming from me, of course. Between numerous financial news outlets, both in print and on TV, there is no shortage of financial…

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Reach your goals with a one-page personal plan

By Stacy Eads | May 4, 2021

Last month, I was honored to coach Young President’s Organization (YPO) community members from Sri Lanka, Ireland, Kenya, Costa Rica, Los Angeles, Israel, Philadelphia, and East Africa as they explored how to create a well-rounded entrepreneurial life. When was the last time you allowed yourself to dream bigger and reach further than you ever thought…

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Coulda, woulda, shoulda

By Mike Crandall | April 27, 2021

Although they may not officially be real words, they get used every day in human interactions, both professionally and personally, and they tend to be some of the most costly words that get used in everyday life.  Way too frequently we end a meeting, leave an appointment, or hang up from a phone call and…

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What is SEO and how does it work?

By Tim Priebe | April 27, 2021

We’re all guilty of using acronyms unique to our industry, often assuming that our clients know what they mean. I often talk with potential clients who already use digital marketing acronyms. More often than not, they don’t have a clear idea of what the acronym means, or sometimes even what it stands for. One of…

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Sandler’s “Bike Book” helps improve sales

By Phil Klutts | April 13, 2021

You Can’t Teach a Kid to Ride a Bike at a Seminar By David H. Sandler One of the most essential business skills is the ability to sell. For some, selling is about a purchase transaction that trades money for a product or a service. This is what most people think about when they talk…

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Are you Zooming or Teaming?

By Davis Merrey | April 6, 2021

More now than ever, having a reliable, secure way of meeting remotely is a must for most organizations. Microsoft Teams and Zoom are among the most popular video conferencing systems in use today. While you can participate in meetings held on either platform, I recommend standardizing on one of them if you are hosting meetings.…

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Beginning of 2021 better than 2020

By Sarah Dickson | April 6, 2021

Edmond sales tax collections continue to be strong through February 2021. Sales tax collections for the first two months of 2021 were more than 6 percent higher than collections in the first two months of 2020. Attributing to these impressive gains were large increases in the retail NAICS categories of Furniture & Home Furnishing Stores,…

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Make 2021 better than 2020

By Tim Priebe | April 6, 2021

So far, 2021 is shaping up to be leaps and bounds better than 2020. This month, Sarah Dickson shares in her first economic column how well Edmond is doing this year so far compared with the same period last year. Last month we shared how the PPOk in Edmond was leading independent pharmacies in a vaccination…

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