Here Are the 6 Best U.S. Cities to Start a Small Business

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It's a good thing Grand Rapids and Tulsa are open for business. Think San Francisco and New York are overrated? Startup

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East Carolina downs Tulsa 49-32

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TULSA, Okla. (AP) AP) — Shane Carden threw for four touchdowns Friday night and ran for another and East Carolina beat Tulsa 49-32

Itou scores 23, Tulsa defeats East Carolina 74-66

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TULSA, Okla. (AP) AP) — Junior Itou scored 23 points and Sterling Taplin had 13 points, nine assists and six rebounds to lead Tulsa to a 74-66 win over East Carolina on Sunday

Evans, Flanders lead Tulsa in 45-24 rout over East Carolina

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

TULSA, Okla. (AP) AP) — Dane Evans threw three touchdown passes, James Flanders ran for two more scores and Tulsa rolled to a 45-24 victory over East Carolina on Saturday night

Tulsa fends off East Carolina, 66-64

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

AP) — James Woodard scored 17 points and added five rebounds to lead Tulsa to a 66-64 victory over East Carolina on Saturday GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP)

Tulsa police investigating case of NASCAR's Tony Stewart, heckler

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

TULSA, Okla. Police are investigating after an off-duty officer heckled NASCAR star Tony Stewart and was confronted by the driver

Tulsa beats East Carolina 84-69 behind Woodard's 22 points

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

AP) — James Woodard scored 22 points with four 3-pointers, Pat Birt added 20 with six 3s and Tulsa beat East Carolina 84-69 on Tuesday night to win its fourth straight game GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP)

Barkley has 19 & 11 to help East Carolina hold off Tulsa

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

AP) — Kentrell Barkley had 19 points and 11 rebounds and East Carolina held on to defeat Tulsa 69-66 on Wednesday night to end a six-game losing streak GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP)

RI education commissioner a finalist to lead Tulsa schools

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

AP) — Rhode Island Education Commissioner Deborah Gist says she has been informed that she''s a finalist for school superintendent in her hometown, Tulsa, Oklahoma PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP)

The 10 Best U.S. Cities to Start a Business in for 2016

Up and Running

Tulsa, OK. Not only does Tulsa rank number nine overall according to WalletHub, but they rank fourth according to Kiplinger when it comes to great cities to start a business in.

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A Teachable Moment on Race

Both Sides of the Table

My son & I talked about what happened in Tulsa. Yesterday was the opening of the African American Museum in Washington DC, dedicated to the role that African Americans have played in building our country and our culture. It was signed into law 13 years ago by then president George W.

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The Comeback Kid [VIDEO]

Inc Startups

a debt collection company based in Tulsa, tells Inc.''s How do you succeed after failure? The founder and CEO of CFS2 Inc., s Scott Gerber how it''s done

Evans, Lucas combo sparks Tulsa to 58-21 win over NC A&T

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Oklahoma veteran recalls surviving a ship sinking

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TULSA, Okla. (AP) AP) — Although happy to have escaped it, Glenn Huffman couldn't watch what was happening to his ship without feeling his heart sink

Bryan Clauson remembered at Chili Bowl

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TULSA, Okla. (AP) AP) — Reminders of the late Bryan Clauson were everywhere at the Chili Bowl Nationals

5 Things You Know But Don’t Do Enough

Duct Tape Marketing

5 Things You Know But Don’t Do Enough written by John Jantsch read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing I travel all around this world and speak to thousands and thousands of small business owners about the challenges of growing a business.

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Startup Lessons Learned

Cincinnati, NEO HQ, 3700 Park 42 Dr Cleveland Columbus Oklahoma: Tulsa Pennsylvania: Lititz Philadelphia Puerto Rico: San Juan South Dakota: Sioux Falls Texas: Austin: Tech Ranch Austin, 9111 Jollyville Rd. One of the most important things we do with The Lean Startup Conference is make a livestream of the plenary talks available for free to groups around the world, supporting entrepreneurship communities everywhere.

Rico Abreu, all of 4-foot-4, scores with big Chili Bowl win

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TULSA, Okla. (AP) AP) — With the sold-out crowd chanting his name, Rico Abreu leaped from his winning car and into the arms of his car owner

Wild West: AAC teams embracing offensive football

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TULSA, Okla. (AP) AP) — Philip Montgomery has experienced more than his share of shootouts in his nearly two decades as a football coach, both on the high school level and later at Houston and Baylor

The 5 Best Cities to Start a Business

Business Plan Blog

4 – Tulsa, Oklahoma. As an aspiring entrepreneur, you will want to launch your startup in a fertile environment with ample funding and quality of life (for good employees and good prospects likely seek out this characteristic in determining where they will put down their roots).

Made to Measure: J.Hilburn Gives Direct Selling Some Style

Inc Startups

Nordstrom can never open a store in Tulsa," Davis says, "but we have five style consultants there. We crush it in Tulsa. Hil Davis took a business model people love to hate, gave it upscale polish, and left the menswear industry wondering, Why didn't I think of that?

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Midwest's Secretive & Scrappy Start-up Scene

Inc Startups

With roots in a rugged agrarian work ethic, start-ups are thriving around Omaha--thanks in no small part to big spenders' bankrolls. We sent a lifelong New Yorker to investigate the seedlings of Silicon Prairie.

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Best Places to Launch: 5 Factors to Consider

Inc Startups

Tulsa, Oklahoma? Where is the best place to launch a start-up? Depends on who you ask. Experts explain the pros and cons of straying from the beaten path. When it comes to start-up friendly cities, San Francisco''s got nothing on.

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How Complying With Obamacare Can Boost (Yes, Boost) Business

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Ihloff Salon and Day Spa employs about 130 people across two locations in Tulsa and one in Norman, outside Oklahoma City.

Apple Pay Brings Promise of POS Security for Some Businesses, Doubt for Others


She graduated from the University of Tulsa in 1999. by Carmon Drummond, Director of Sales and Marketing at MainSpring . Target and Home Depot’s recent POS hacking disasters have not only cost both companies millions, but they have crushed consumer confidence in digital POS systems.

Back in March 2007, I registered 1000+ of the best Twitter Usernames

Steve Poland

Tulsa. Tweet UPDATE : Note, as mentioned below, most of these usernames have been taken away from me. I can not help you get them, so please don’t contact me about them. If they are in a ‘suspended’ state, you can likely get them from Twitter. Otherwise, if they are being used, then they likely were already taken by someone. This is a fun little story from my past that I thought I would finally share.

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Fast-Growth CEOs: Bullish on the Economy

Inc Startups

She’s President and CEO of Tulsa-based AmericanChecked, which runs background checks. At a recent gathering of fast-growth inner city companies, founders and CEOs were surprisingly optimistic about the economy.

Episode 111: Grow with ‘No’ featuring Clay Clark

Mike Michalowicz

He was named the Tulsa Metro Chamber of Commerce Entrepreneur of the Year at age 20. He was named the Tulsa Metro Chamber of Commerce Entrepreneur of the Year at age 20. Also Available On. Show Summary. On today’s episode, we talk about the power of saying NO with Clay Clark! Clay argues that when you say no, you are actually happier and more profitable!

10 Famous Businesspeople Who Benefited From Nepotism


Walton earned a bachelors degree in business administration and went on to law school at Columbia, after which he moved back to Tulsa, OK, and worked for the law firm used by Wal-Mart.

The Smart Research Methods of America's Most Famous Explorers

Inc Startups

Ronda, Barnard Professor of West American History at the University of Tulsa, was a leading source for the Burns film. Entrepreneurs can learn a lot about customer research from the ethnographic methods Lewis and Clark employed during their historical expedition. What''s the best way to stay close to your customers--and continue to understand what they want and need--as you grow? And what''s the best way to study a potential market, before you launch a business?

Startup Weekend Dallas is a Global Startup Battle

The Startup Lawyer

The winning team from Dallas will go head-to-head against the winning teams from Beirut, Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit, Indianapolis, New York, Portland, Seattle, Sofia, and Tulsa. Startup Weekend Dallas is now a true global startup battle. From [link] : “On the weekends of November 12-14 and 19-21, hundreds of teams around the world will compete with one goal in mind: to dominate the competition, building a company from scratch in just a weekend.

Everything changes from concept to release.


Close. You can take this headline as a rule, not an exception. You’ll recognize the truism, “No battle plan ever survives contact with the enemy” first stated by German Field Marshall von Moltke way back in the 19 th century. Our variant of the “battle plan” truism is important to internalize.

Everything changes from concept to release! (And another story…)


This is not to state that the customer tests a new product before we do internally, although many of us are surely guilty of that error. . Back when I was developing early systems for the hotel industry, with the full cooperation of the owner and managers of a hotel in Tulsa, Oklahoma, I would fly in from Los Angeles on Friday evenings, install new releases that night and make fixes on the fly in a real 24 hour environment.