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Helping Kids Get Ready for School

Recently, we had the opportunity to help kids get ready to go back to school through an event held at New Heights church in Owasso, OK. It was an all-day event and here are the results. 353 families were served 1220 kids received school supplies 1177 kids received a backpack 998 kids received a new pair of shoes 97 kids ...
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Cash Flow and Change Blindness

Cash is the lifeblood of business.  That is why cash flow management and forecasting is so important to small business owners.  Change blindness is a psychological term.  It is a phenomenon in visual perception in which very large changes in full view of a visual scene are not noticed. Perhaps you have seen the example of change blindness where 2 ...
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A Podcast with Create the Movement

I recently had the privilege of creating a podcast with Brad Post, President & CEO of Create the Movement, an internet marketing firm. Brad, along with his extensive team, are experts in the areas of website design, SEO (Search Engine Optimization), SEM (Search Engine Marketing), branding, social media, video production and much more. One of their core principles that should ...
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Why Cash is King!

You may have heard statements like “cash is king” and “cash is the lifeblood of business”.  These statements are true, especially for small businesses.  Small businesses don’t seem to have access to capital (cash) from lenders and investors like large businesses.  Below are some reasons why a healthy cash balance can be beneficial. Bridge Through Slow Times The economy and ...
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Comparison of the Income Statement and Cash Flow Statement

Income statements measure and can be used to forecast profitability. Cash flow statements measure and can be used for forecast cash levels. These two financial statements need to be understood by the small business owner. It is possible for a company to show a great profit, yet struggle due to poor cash flow and management. Below are some major differences ...
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Oklahoma Engineering Conference

I recently attended the Oklahoma Engineering Conference.  I had the privilege of presenting two subjects.  One subject was Art meets Science:  A System of Innovation.  The other was Business Planning:  Bringing a New Product or Service to Market. I also had the opportunity to attend presentations on other subjects.  Below are a few subjects that could be useful to all ...
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How to Create a Diverse Customer Base

A business viewpoint article, authored by Greg Conder, was recently published in the Tulsa World.  For the full article, please click here Below are some practical ideas to diversifying your customer base. Review two or three years of shipments, service orders or invoices.  Are all of the customers truly in the same industry segment?  Were there some small orders in ...
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Learning from Old Technology

What can small business owners learn from old technology and its innovators? We will investigate Velcro and Q-Tips. The idea for Velcro originated with Georges de Mestral. In 1941, he wondered if burrs that clung to him and his dog could have a useful purpose. Eight years later, that thought was developed into Velcro, a combination of the words “velvet” ...
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Greg Conder Scheduled to Speak at Oklahoma Engineering Conference

  Greg Conder Scheduled to Speak at Oklahoma Engineering Conference Greg Conder, Owner of Conder Business Solutions, LLC will be speaking at the Oklahoma Engineering Conference on June 9th, 2016 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Mr. Conder will discuss two topics:   ART MEETS SCIENCE: A SYSTEM FOR INNOVATION Details to be discussed include mission alignment, methods for idea generation and feasibility. ...
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3 Key Leadership Traits for Small Business Owners

There is a great deal of information on traits or qualities of a great leader and leadership. A few minutes of internet research revealed a list of about 30 characteristics. If you read a couple of books on leadership, you could add even more. One of the many ways that we assist, coach and advise small businesses is to take ...
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