Brady Deaton and McKenzie Dildy may live in different parts of Tulsa County, but they have Owasso to thank for their newfound friendship.
Deaton, business developer at Paul David Restoration in Tulsa, and Dildy, director of development for Arubah Community Clinic in Collinsville, met at the Owasso Chamber of Commerce’s Business Over Breakfast Tuesday morning.
The two were among over a dozen local business leaders to convene at Prosperity Bank off of 96th Street as part of the bimonthly event, with Tuesday serving as the Chamber’s first gathering since March due to COVID-19.
It was also Deaton’s and Dildy’s first time attending a Business Over Breakfast in Owasso, which gave them an
VANCOUVER, BC / ACCESSWIRE / October 13, 2020 / By mid-April, roughly a month after the World Health Organization had officially declared COVID19 a global pandemic, Amazon reportedly hired an additional 175,000 employees to help deliver on a surging demand of online orders. This employment boom indicates that, unlike other industries, the eCommerce industry did not experience economic pain as a result of the pandemic, but quite the opposite.
This increase in online ordering created both a packaging graveyard bursting with delivery materials and a massive influx in carbon emissions resulting from transporting goods from point A to B. TreeEra, an industry-leading Canadian based organization focused on sustainability through community-funded tree planting, is providing a simple solution to this complicated problem with their recently launched program 1:Tree. 1:Tree allows businesses and individuals the option and opportunity to plant a tree with each good or service sold, offsetting the
In a period of ninety days, the world and business of commerce have been shocked by its foundations. Executives from all industries are faced with uncertainties that could not have been anticipated at the start of 2020. Causing senior leaders to scrap plans, accelerate plans, or seek alternative plans to help them chart a new course in troubled waters.
This period has allowed for trends to begin to emerge. Trends that will impact decision-making and buying for at least the next five years. And, affect how businesses and people work as well as participate in commerce.
What can we expect in the future of business in a post COVID-19 world?
Working From Home Is Here To Stay
Many non-consumer facing organizations are finding that large-scale “work from home” can work. Discovering new scales of economies and little impact on productivity. In fact, organizations are finding increases in productivity. What remains
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As Covid-19 drove people into lockdown this year, it also drove them online in nearly every aspect of their lives. Entire companies relocated to Zoom. Doctors treated patients through computer screens, and e-commerce giants saw their profits soar. Meanwhile, small businesses, particularly those that depend on a physical presence to sell their products or services, have been hit hard. Just as online shopping went from a convenience to a necessity for consumers, digital channels have become a requirement for retailers of all types and sizes to survive. And even when the pandemic is over, there is ample evidence that customers will continue to shop online in ever-greater numbers.
While most retailers today have some kind of online presence, the world of e-commerce technology can be vast and confusing. It seems like it
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Watty Brooks Hall, the owner of the Brooks Collection, plans to keep her iPhone charged and ready for more FaceTime calls this holiday season.
Her Collierville, Tennessee gift shop introduced virtual shopping for consumers who don’t feel comfortable coming inside but want to see the pottery, gifts and home goods up close. Hall also plans to post more photos on Instagram and Facebook where engagement has been up since the pandemic.
Texas-based Stag Provisions also is engaging more with shoppers on social media. It will also stock more comfortable clothes such as t-shirts and sweatpants this holiday season as people continue to spend a lot of time at home.
And Gibson’s Bookstore, New Hampshire’s oldest independent book shop established in 1898, hopes to drive online sales with its new curbside pickup option.
Small retailers across the country have had to get creative to keep the lights on after dealing with
It’s one thing to start and launch a business. But identifying and optimizing a company’s growth potential is an entirely different matter. And it’s one that many entrepreneurs struggle with as their business takes off and as the business environment and consumer preferences evolve.
As I have developed my own business and watched those of my colleagues, there are many ways to figure out the best opportunities to expand and build your company. Here are my seven top tips for identifying and capitalizing on your business growth potential:
1. Identify unmet customer needs
One of the best ways to uncover where your business has room to grow is to look at still unmet customer needs. I started my business that way, so it makes sense to continue employing that same strategy to find new growth opportunities. There are plenty of customer problems
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There may be something worse than poor customer service from a mega-company but, if there is, it hasn’t been discovered. You wait on hold listening to the elevator loop of “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road” in hopes of telling your story from the beginning for the third time.
Too bad you were cut off. You can try again when the self-inflicted bald spots on the side of your head grow back.
In a recent Harvard Business Review article, Anthony Dukes and Yi Zhu shed light on hard evidence that, for some conglomerates, poor service is actually profitable. When the hassle and amount of time it takes to resolve issues outweigh the benefit, a percentage of customers give up, leaving the business to keep the difference.
In contrast, small businesses are not afforded this luxury. As learned entrepreneurs
It’s the digital age, and practically every business in the UK needs to utilise technology in some form or another. Whether it’s to store crucial business data or allow employees to work remotely, the need for comprehensive IT consulting in London is only growing.
As your small business establishes itself as a contender in the market, you’ll need to keep your head above water when it comes to maintaining a proper IT infrastructure. While it’s easy to sink below the never-ending stream of business requirements, there are a few essential methods your business can — and should — utilise IT to its advantage.
Rather than crumble under pressure, hiring an IT consulting service can help you massively. Here are seven of many ways an IT consulting form can help you make business technology work in your favor.
1. Improve your Business Visibility with A Website
In its simplest form, consciousness is being aware of yourself, your surroundings, and the world at large. Conscious leaders are not only in tune with themselves, they have to be in tune with their customers’ needs. When you can understand what the world needs from you, then you can start building a solution and creating a profitable business out of it.
Consciousness is not a new concept in business. It’s been around for some time, taking a backseat to inventions and innovation. Today, however, consciousness is once again enjoying a resurgence. As much as technological advancements may take us into the future, it’s consciousness that may keep