Minimum Wage Increase 2021

Is a Domino Effect Caused by Increases in the Minimum Wage? Talk of raising the federal minimum wage is in the news again. We may think industries that pay their employees at or near minimum wage will be the only industries effected. Businesses such as hospitality, retail and restaurants. Could there be a domino effect…

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Covid Affects 2020

Covid Affects 2020: How a Small Business Consulting Firm is Dealing with a Messy 2020 What a mess 2020 is turning out to be. We are battling the Covid pandemic. We’ve had an election that seems to have added to the stress level of our society. Many people and small businesses have been negatively affected…

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Helping Kids Get Ready for School in 2018

Recently, I had the privilege to join other members of New Heights Church in Owasso, OK in working the church’s annual Back to School mission. The goal of the mission is to give kids backpacks, school supplies, shoes, haircuts, eye exams and eyeglasses. The church holds this event because the overall mission of the church…

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Takeaways from the 2018 Oklahoma Engineering Conference

I am a big believer in learning from other industries. I believe all small business owners can learn something from the 2018 Oklahoma Engineering Conference. The conference topics were what one might expect at an engineering conference. The topics included roads, bridges, water systems, flares (used in the energy sector), project management, STEM (Science, Technology,…

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Oklahoma Small Business Management

Oklahoma Small Business Management, Growth and Development Conder Business Solutions offers Oklahoma small business management and development services to businesses located in large metropolitan areas like Tulsa and Oklahoma City, but also businesses in smaller rural communities. Our desire is to work together with you and your team to improve your business. Our Approach First,…

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A Process for Small Business Innovation

To help your small business grow sales and profits, Conder Business Solutions has developed a unique small business innovation process. Innovate simply means to challenge the status quo and make changes. Challenges can be made to current products, services and processes. The Innovation Process What Areas of Your Business Need Innovation? Start by determining what…

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Why Small Business Corporate Books Are Important

You remember your corporate books, don’t you? That was the “book” created when you started your business. Items like articles of incorporation, by-laws, operating agreements, shareholders, unit holders, buy-sell agreements and meeting minutes are in there. It is very common for these records to just sit after a business start. However, the corporate book should…

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Tips for Marketing Engineering and Technical Firms

Often, engineers and other technical professionals struggle with understanding marketing. One of the main reasons is that, in the world of marketing, there are no equations with predictable outcomes like we are used to in our world of sciences. There are no guarantees; only generalizations, probabilities and possibilities. This lack of predictability can cause angst…

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Why Team Member Diversity is Important to Innovation

When your business is considering change or innovation, it is helpful to have more than one person doing the thinking and generating ideas. In our experience, the best ideas start with an individual, but are shaped and developed by a team. All individuals have the capacity to have great ideas. The reason team member diversity…

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