Monthly Archives: June 2011

Oklahoma represented at international BIO convention

BY JIM STAFFORD WASHINGTON, D.C. — A scant 30 minutes into the opening of the exhibition hall at the annual BIO International Convention here Tuesday, enthusiasm ran high among the 70-member Oklahoma delegation as visitors poured into the OKBio booth.  Visitors from China take advantage of the ever-popular foot massagers at the Oklahoma booth. PHOTO

How to Harness Your Creativity at Work

By Dan Schawbel I caught up with Todd Henry, who just released his new book called Accidental Creative: How to Be Brilliant at a Moments Notice (Portfolio, July 2011). Todd is the founder and CEO of Accidental Creative, a consultancy that helps organizations generate brilliant ideas. In 2006 he started The Accidental Creative, one of the

Oklahoma State University Accepting Applications for Veterans’ Entrepreneurial Training Program

STILLWATER, Okla.—(EON: Enhanced Online News)—Oklahoma State University is now accepting applications for its annual Veterans Entrepreneurship Program. This cutting-edge, experiential training program empowers disabled veterans of the U.S. military and equips them with the skills they need to turn their business ideas into workable business models. “I believe we owe it to these veterans who

Founders of Oklahoma City-based QuiBids earn an A in entrepreneurship, job creation

Matt Beckham and his friend Shaun Tilford co-founded QuiBids less than two years ago. Today the Oklahoma City-based Internet auction company has more than 100 full- and part-time employees. BY TOM WALKER Startup companies are the engines of job creation. That’s what all the statistics say. But statistics are just statistics until you see them

Decade of creativity equals survival for many small companies

In the decade ahead, creativity will be critical for corporate survival, according to Mark Barr, president of Duraguard Services in Racine. Barr shares his thoughts about how creativity has paved the way for growth in his business. “We all know the story. Robust growth and good economic times. Then on Sept. 11 , 2001,  terrorist-guided

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