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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Finance

Socially Responsible Investing (SRI) has come a very long way in recent years. If you have ever wondered about the possibility of aligning your personal values with your investments, now is the time to take a serious look at this fast growing segment of the market. Many of you may

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Developing Good Business and Management SkillsPlanning and Managing for Growth

  Every company should have a clear road map of where it is going. Does yours? This blog articulates clearly how to set-up strategic planning for success, define your non-negotiables and how to put it all into action. Read more….

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EntrepreneurshipSmall Business

“Twenty five years ago I sold my last Minneapolis business and moved to San Diego, the land of eternal sunshine, year-round golf and gawdawful traffic. My plan was to hone my golf game and enjoy a life free of employees, customers and bankers who asked too many questions. That game

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Opportunity Knocks News

Opportunity Knocks Annual Celebration Event Greetings OK Community! Do you have your tickets for the Annual Celebration yet? The evening will include drinks, appetizers, the premiere screening of the new OK promotional video and a small silent auction to support our new scholarship program! If you’re interested in rubbing elbows

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Developing Good Business and Management SkillsLearning from Others: Successes and FailuresPlanning and Managing for GrowthSmall Business

Welcome to 2016! This is YOUR year! What do you want to accomplish this year? In reflecting upon the past year, how can you do things differently for a better outcome this year? These are some of the questions I anticipate on New Year’s Eve and I’m eager to answer

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Learning from Others: Successes and FailuresMessage from Board MemberPlanning and Managing for Growth

Fifteen years ago the State of Oregon hired me to start nine “peer advisory board” organizations for small business owners in various communities around our state. Over the course of the following two years I coaxed 60,000 miles out of my trusty Jeep, met a lot of interesting folks, and

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Small Business

Owning a small business is: The ultimate career risk because the financial downsides can be so severe. The ultimate career opportunity – because the upside have so few limitations.  Let’s start with a disclaimer; I may be overstating my case a bit with the headline that “small business is the

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Uncategorized

Let’s celebrate the beginning of 2016 together!   Cocktails and Colleagues will take place monthly on the first Thursdays from 4 to 5 pm. Drop by and meet your OK community at this casual (no host bar) event.

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