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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.  …
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 …
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 …
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, …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
Technology upgrades to help your company #ThriveInThePandemic
A new year brings new opportunity – new chances to alter your organization’s budget, policies, and more. And while 2020 was surely eye-opening for many businesses, it’s time to use what we learned last year to make 2021 the best year yet.  While you’re setting new goals for yourself …
Trusty the Elf’s top tips to help you #NavigateTheHolidaze
The #Holidaze are officially here, and BBB® Serving Central Oklahoma is dedicated to helping you navigate the season. To help, we’ve brought back our expert head elf, Trusty! With Trusty’s tips below (in both written and video format!), you and your …
Tech Tips to beat the #Holidaze2020
October is here, and the holiday shopping season is upon us.  Is your business prepped for the season? From seasonal sales to COVID safety measures, there is one resource you’ll want to utilize to thrive as a business during the holidays: technology.  As we approach …
Plan for success in Q4-20 and 2021: Take care of your people
There’s no denying it – 2020 has been a whirlwind of emotions, health concerns, and political campaigns. While it has been an unprecedented and, at times, exhausting year, BBB is determined to help you prepare for both Q4-30 and 2021, by keeping your employees physically and emotionally happy.  If you’ve not already …
State of our students: Balancing work, learning, and family
Life is returning to a semblance of normalcy – normalcy with masks, that is: the fall semester is beginning, employees are returning to work, and unemployment rates are falling. But, with this growth comes questions. Should our children return to in-person …