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Developing Good Business and Management SkillsEffective MarketingLearning from Others: Successes and FailuresSmall Business

Running a business means wearing several hats. We are often overloaded with staffing tasks, financial tasks, inventory tasks–it’s hard to find time to focus on the product or service your company actually provides! And then, after the sixtieth hour of the  week, you get a ping on your phone or

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Developing Good Business and Management SkillsMentoring

Growth is the theme of everything we do at Opportunity Knocks. Individual growth. Organizational growth. Growth of our community. Growth of our program. Every time one of these grows, it has a direct impact on the growth of the other three, which is why improving our services, attracting more members,

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Developing Good Business and Management SkillsPlanning and Managing for Growth

Strategy. It’s coming up with a plan, and then choosing to move forward with it. What makes it “strategy” is the follow through–turning a wish list or a vision into actionable items that can be achieved. We know from experience that strategic planning means making goals that are SMART (Specific,

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Developing Good Business and Management SkillsEntrepreneurship

“If you don’t know where you’re going, any road will get you there”. – Lewis Carroll Strategic planning. It’s the difference between letting things happen and making things happen. It’s your road map, navigation, car lights, and gasoline that get you to the destination you want–not just the place you

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Developing Facilitation SkillsDeveloping Good Business and Management Skills

What is peer mentoring? It is inspiring. It is productive. It is proven. It is an opportunity for success. And it is what you make of it. But there are a few things it is also, not. It is not a guarantee for success, it is not passive, it is

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Developing Good Business and Management Skills

I remember walking into orientation on my first day of work just after finishing college, the pages of well-thought-out rhetoric outlining everything the company was, is, and wanted to be. Innovative, yet traditional. Efficient, yet thorough. Kind, yet firm. Adaptable, but experienced. Hard working but also balanced. It was overwhelming,

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Mentoring

Ten Values in Dynamic Mentor/Mentee Relationships. Have you ever gone to a networking coffee event and felt that they were more interested in counting coffee grounds on the counter than hearing what you had to say?  Or, on the flip side, have you ever been asked to mentor or have

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Developing Good Business and Management Skills

About this Event Pivoting a company’s business model is not new. It has been an integral part of business innovation for many years. Some companies are forced to pivot defensively because their original models are doomed. Other companies pivot proactively when they see opportunities to change the competitive environment and

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Opportunity Knocks News

About this Event It’s often the easiest thing to stop all marketing during a crisis and economic downturn, but the advertising you do today will change how people feel about your brand or business for years to come. Register here

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Opportunity Knocks News

About this Event Bring your notebook and lunch and be prepared for a deep dive into self-discovery to find your passion and purpose. If you’re looking to start /change or take your career to the next level, start a new business/change it up, or to simply want to identify your

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