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
Executive Director Opportunity Knocks (opp-knocks.com) Bend, OR You are outgoing, naturally curious and a born collaborator, but you also love a good spreadsheet, a clear process and quantifiable results. If connecting the dots — and people — is your passion, we’d love to meet you! Opportunity Knocks (OK) is
“It’s the hunger to write a new story that drives them to overcome their limited circumstances,” writes Carmine Gallo in his book, “The Storyteller’s Secret.” As I read this sentence—about how individuals change for the better and achieve greatness in their lives—I realized it had broader implications: It’s the hunger to
Greetings OK Community and friends! We hope this finds you very well, happy and enjoying spring. Thanks to all of you who made it out to our March Happy Hour at Spoken Moto. Click the image to see more photos 🙂 June Happy Hour Are you curious about Opportunity Knocks?
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
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
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…
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
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….
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
Employees want what you want: to be treated kindly, to be given opportunities to flourish, to feel appreciated, to be connected to something that matters, to be happy and have some fun, and to be part of a culture that enables rather than limits their excellence. Like all of us
In a pattern that repeated itself daily for tens of thousands of years, our ancient predecessors pursued prey or herded livestock, fed their children and watched them laugh and play, ate the fruits of their labor, crawled under a rawhide blanket with their mate, made love, and fell asleep. They
“We must, indeed, all hang together, or most assuredly, we shall all hang separately” – Ben Franklin It’s easy to get advice about your business challenges. Generally, either you can buy advice from an expert with the copious excess funds in your business that weren’t previously allocated elsewhere, or you
Brett Mills story is definitely, Local Boy Makes Good. Real good. Mills business, RES Equine Products, won the coveted Bend Venture Conference $250,000 grant prize in 2011. Mills developed and patented a closure mechanism for protective gear used on horses legs during rodeo events like barrel racing and team roping.