Culture Building is Self-Work AND Team Work

Work environments today compared to 6 months ago and versus 18 months ago look extremely different for most everyone.  Trends I discuss with business owners are centered around hiring, employee retention and culture.  I am a strong believer that building culture is a critical first step towards the success of any business.  That foundation then becomes the tool used to hire the right team and retain the right team.  Culture … Read more

May Events Recap

Ambassador Coffee   Back again for May was our BBB® Ambassador Coffee networking events but this time we have relaunched all six of our locations in-person. In May you could connect with BBB Ambassadors and partners in Moore, Norman, Northwest Oklahoma City, South Oklahoma City, Yukon and Edmond. These open-to-the-public networking events are an opportunity for the business community to come together, make some new connections and talk about current business trends. In July 2021 we’re taking a break to strategize … Read more

Spring 2021 Legislative Updates

Sherry Jordan, President & CEO at the Edmond Area Chamber of Commerce  With Sine Die looming, Oklahoma legislators are making one last push to get their bills completed by the official adjournment at 5 p.m. on Friday, May 28.   The biggest (and most time-consuming) responsibility of the state legislature is to create and approve the … Read more

April Events Recap

BBB® Cannabis Resource Panel  Our goal at BBB® is to continually provide new workshop and training opportunities for varying industries across the state of Oklahoma. On April 6, 2021, BBB® partnered with local businesses to offer an event focused on unpacking questions surrounding current Cannabis industry laws, real estate, taxes, accounting, and banking. Check out the recording of the event and other content on BBB’s YouTube channel:  … Read more

How Oklahoma businesses learned to #ThriveInThePandemic

How Oklahoma businesses learned to #ThriveInThePandemic  When the pandemic shut down the world in 2020, businesses had to pivot practices and processes. That change came out of pure necessity: moving meetings online, implementing safety procedures, reworking budgets.  Change is hard work, especially if habits and routines have formed in companies. However, every business that managed to #ThriveInThePandemic had one … Read more

March Events Recap

B.Y.O.BBB   In partnership with Oklahoma Craft Brewers Association and local breweries, BBB® launched B.Y.O.BBB in December 2020 with a dream to launch the events in person to support local business. In March we launched the event socially distant, in-person at Angry Scotsman Brewing in downtown Oklahoma City. With a large patio and happy hour discount, Angry Scotsman was the … Read more

2020 Filing extended deadlines for Oklahoma

Whitney Craig, CPA & Director of Tax & Accounting 2020 resulted in surprising changes to tax season and 2021 seems to be following a similar trend.  If you are a business owner in Oklahoma looking for additional time to file your 2020 tax returns or to make payments due before June 15th, you are in luck!    … Read more

February Events Recap

B.Y.O.BBB   In partnership with Oklahoma Craft Brewers Association and local breweries, BBB® launched B.Y.O.BBB in December 2020 with a dream to launch the events in person to support local business. In February we hosted 15 guests online for our last virtual happy hour networking event in preparation for returning to in-person, socially distanced networking events. You can find more information … Read more

Build work habits in 2021 to help you #ThriveInThePandemic and beyond

2020 was a historic year. And while we picked up habits necessary to continue working and living as normally as possible, despite the abnormal, it’s time to live like it’s a new year.  Last year, the stress of a world-wide pandemic and worry for our health and the health of those close to us was joined by the stress of learning how … Read more

January Events Recap

B.Y.O.BBB   In anticipation to continue supporting local businesses and professionals through networking opportunities, BBB continued offering a free virtual, happy hour event for the month of January. The event entertained some 15 professionals, via Zoom. Unlike some other BBB® events, BYOBBB is unique in that the style of this event is more casual, attendees are encouraged to answer questions and get to know one … Read more