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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: Arrowhead Consulting, 5314 S Yale ...
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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 the benefits is that I ...
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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) with a goal of providing ...
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Evaluating Risk in the Decision-Making Process of a Business Leader

Considerations should be made in evaluating risk for the business and the business leader. Decision-making process guidelines for business leaders and owners arereadily available. Below is a summary process from Chron that is pretty typical. These are excellent guidelines, but I would like to dig deeper into evaluating risk.   Perhaps your problem pertains to growing your organization. Perhaps you ...
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Creativity and Innovation Workshop Set for August 28, 2019 in Tulsa, Oklahoma

Businesses and organizations need creativity and innovation to solve problems and develop ideas for new processes, methods, services and products. At this half-day workshop, we will look at business titans such as Apple, Pixar and others for creativity and innovation concepts that can be scaled and modified to fit any size and type of business or organization. Outline of the ...
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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 not have to rely on ...
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Creative Thinking: How to Catch an Armadillo?

Recently, I had to use some creative thinking in order to catch a few armadillos. In Oklahoma, these guys can wreak havoc on our yards and flower beds. Plus, there is nothing quite like twisting an ankle by stepping in one of the many holes dug by these armadillos. I approached the issue like I do most business problems. Please ...
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Creative Thinking Technique: Thought Associations Using Random Desk Objects and Some Science

Thought association and inspiration from random objects can be used for creative thinking. Creative thinking is often needed to generate ideas for new and improved business processes, services, products, marketing strategies and general problem-solving. This creative thinking technique using random desk objects can be used individually, but may work better as a team exercise for diversity of thought and a ...
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Small Business Innovation: Golf Portable Practice Hole from Pure Stroke Golf

We recently worked with the fine folks at Pure Stroke Golf in their innovation efforts. The company wanted to expand on their product line by developing another product to help golfers improve their game. Pure Stroke Golf is an Oklahoma-based small business with only a handful of employees, but they have a desire to grow by developing innovative products.   ...
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Oklahoma Small Business Cash Flow: Effects of Payment Terms

Many Oklahoma small businesses operate in a B2B (Business to Business) environment. Often times the vendor or provider is a small business while the customer is a large business. These larger businesses may demand payment terms of 30, 60 or even 90 days. This means the small business will be paid up to 90 days after the delivery of their ...
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