Why Have a Small Business Retirement Plan?

There are many benefits from small business retirement planning. Retirement planning can leverage your years of hard work. There are plans and benefits for those that are solopreneurs and those that have employees. An issue that I see with some small business owners is the idea that the owner will eventually sell their business and…

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Takeaways from the Book “The Scout Mindset”

The Scout Mindset has some excellent thoughts for business leaders that want to improve their business relationships and decision-making processes. The book was written by Julia Galef, host of the podcast Rationally Speaking. Julia discusses business and social issues. Most of all, she tackles thought processes, motivations, reasoning and assumptions in regards to how we…

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Takeaways from the Book ALIEN Thinking

ALIEN Thinking was written by Cyril Bouquet, Jean-Louis Barsoux and Michael Wade. These folks are professors at IMD Business School based in Switzerland and Singapore. Their research revealed that innovators and inventors exhibit five patterns of thinking. These patterns of thinking are not a linear process, but all are explored before an idea reaches full…

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Small Business Crisis Management

A Story About Surviving a Small Business Crisis This small business crisis story comes from my days of owning a manufacturing company that was heavily reliant on the energy sector for its business. The price of oil plunged below $20/bbl in 1998 causing great stress on my business. It was not an easy process to…

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How to Size Up Your Business

How to Size Up Your Business and Determine a Path Forward How has business been going for you? If business has not been going too well, perhaps it is time to size up your business and determine a path forward. The first step is to have a detailed look at your current situation. To do…

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SWE Presentation

Greg Conder Presenting on Creativity and Innovation – January 23, 2020 In association with the Tulsa Society of Women Engineers, Greg Conder will deliver a 1-hour presentation on a system for creativity and innovation. The presentation is open to all. This is a free event. Date: Thursday, 1/23/20 Time: 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm Location:…

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Christmas 2019

Christmas 2019

Merry Christmas 2019 Merry Christmas from Conder Business Solutions! I hope you had a great year. This is a good time of year to take a break and reflect. Business has been good for me this year, but Christmas is a time to reflect on giving. I do enjoy working with smaller businesses. One of…

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Decline of Capitalism and Enterpreneurship

Why Capitalism and Entrepreneurship are Declining | A Small Business Perspective  Let’s start with the basics and build from there. At the very basic level, capitalism is an economic system in which a country’s trade and industry are controlled by private owners for profit. Whereas socialism puts control in the hands of the state (government)…

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Takeaways from the Book “Creativity, Inc.”

Creativity, Inc. was written by Ed Catmull with Amy Wallace. Mr. Catmull was the driving force behind the development of the company Pixar. Pixar is a well-known computer animation film studio that later merged with the Walt Disney Company. Pixar is a company that must produce creative movies in order to survive. Many businesses do…

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