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Opportunity Knocks News

Happy Birthday Opportunity Knocks! Thank you all for a fun celebration of OK’s 20th Birthday at Rockin’ Dave’s Backstage Lounge last week! (Click the image here to view more party pics). Many thanks to Dave for hosting and preparing amazing appetizers, to Marisa Chappell Hossick for taking photos, and to our

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Effective Marketing

Did you know that there are 1 billion websites on the Web today? How are people going to find your website in that digital clutter? I have a lot of great ideas that I’ve gleaned from nearly 20 years of experience launching 1000’s of websites and the one constant with

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Greetings OK Community and friends! We hope this finds you very well, happy and enjoying an amazing summer. Here’s the stellar Opportunity Knocks Board of Directors at our last meeting – having fun, planning OK’s continuing growth, and celebrating our role as a vital resource for Central Oregon’s entrepreneurs, business

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Developing Good Business and Management SkillsEntrepreneurship

What traits does one need in order to be a successful entrepreneur, to choreograph employees, bankers, consultants, customers and others? What personal characteristics are needed to build a business created of vision, heart, desire, and good old blood, sweat and tears? To learn about the top 10 personal characteristics of successful

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Developing Good Business and Management Skills

Through my own business exploits and being lucky enough to be around really smart business people and investors over the years, I learned that assessing a company can be easily summarized by using the letter M. I am not sure who originally simplified business tactics into “M’s”, but there are

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Greetings OK Community!  Did you know April was National Volunteer Month? We wrapped up the month in fine form at a lunch with our facilitators last week. OK facilitators are some of the most brilliant and generous volunteers around! Thanks to all of them, we are able to offer valuable

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Greetings OK Community We hope you’re having a great spring so far full of learning and adventure! Save the date for Principles of Leadership with Dr. Rod Ray May 20th at the OSU Graduate Research Center from 9am to 1pm. This half-day course, presented by OK and OSU-Cascades, will be

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Developing Good Business and Management SkillsPlanning and Managing for Growth

In this article by OK facilitator Eric Meade, learn what it means to be a true leader in your company. “As your company grows and matures, only through awareness, letting go, delegating and monitoring will it actually thrive.” Click to read more…

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Developing Good Business and Management SkillsLearning from Others: Successes and FailuresSmall Business

There are just a few things that successful people, leaders, and purposeful achievers have in common. One is that they read, and read, and read some more, to find inspiration and wisdom to move them forward. If you are looking for motivation and want a jolt of it now, consider one of

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Opportunity Knocks News

Greetings OK Community! Thank you all for a fantastic annual event. It was so much fun to celebrate the OK community together. This organization is full of brilliant minds and hearts! Meg Chun was a great MC, and Coby Horton of U.S. Bank and Jeremy Groh of Combined Communications had

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