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Work The System offers advice to improve your business

By Phil Klutts | September 8, 2020

Work The System By Sam Carpenter, published in 2008 There are a few books that come across your desk that change your perspective and impact you more than others. Work The System, by Sam Carpenter, is one of those books for me. It was recommended to me four years ago from a business coach at…

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Ask (the right) questions – Part 4

By Davis Merrey | September 1, 2020

A few years ago, a customer told me my competitor had dropped in and described a service that might improve his company’s productivity. My customer asked if we could provide this service and when I answered “yes” he asked why we had not told him about it. Wow! Was I embarrassed! Fortunately, we still have…

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Future baby booms — or busts

By Nick Massey | September 1, 2020

As some of you know, I have always been a student of demographic trends and the effect on birth rates and future consumer spending.  It was no accident that the baby boom generation drove consumer spending to unheard of heights as we all moved through various stages of life. While we’re all familiar with that story,…

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The Strategy Decisions

By Stacy Eads | September 1, 2020

Last month in the August issue, we explored The People Decisions. This month, let’s explore how a Scaling Up Coach would help a local Edmond management team learn the 4 Decisions to Scaling Up their company, with The Strategy Decision. There are more than 70,000 companies utilizing the 4 Decisions every company has to get…

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Profitability and journalism

By Tim Priebe | September 1, 2020

One of the primary drivers for starting Edmond Business was because I believed such a publication could operate at a significantly lower cost than a traditional print publication. And with a staff of writers, photographers, and others, mainly composed of volunteers, we’ve managed to keep our magazine in the black from the very beginning. We…

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Four steps to ranking better in Google

By Tim Priebe | August 25, 2020

In almost two decades of helping businesses and nonprofits with their digital marketing, I’ve rarely talked to someone who didn’t want to rank higher on Google’s search results. That can feel overwhelming and complicated if you don’t work with a professional. Fortunately, you can take four simple steps to show up higher and better in…

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Three steps to better sales

By Mike Crandall | August 18, 2020

Recently I spoke at a conference for small business owners where I was asked to deliver a keynote on growing sales. This is a common topic we work on in our firm, so it is not uncommon for us to share information on it. If you really think about it, all leaders who pretty much…

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Building A StoryBrand guides you to better marketing

By Phil Klutts | August 11, 2020

Building a StoryBrand By Donald Miller If you don’t know Donald Miller as the CEO of StoryBrand, a marketing consultancy, then you might remember him as the bestselling author of the books Blue Like Jazz and A Million Miles in a Thousand Years. The ideas and life journey he shares in those two books are…

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Ask (the right) questions – Part 3

By Davis Merrey | August 4, 2020

A colleague told me about his conversation with the owner of an appointment setting service. She gave several examples of types of companies she likes to work with. He then asked her about referrals she would rather not receive from him. She replied, “IT service providers.” He thought, “Oh, I can’t wait to share this with Davis!” She told…

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Market outlook differences between boomers and millennials

By Nick Massey | August 4, 2020

As you might imagine, I do quite a lot of reading every day. I try to share it with my readers when I see an idea that catches my eye. I try to understand what’s really going on and how people feel about what is going on. It’s important to know the trends and narratives that are…

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