Welcome to Core Focus!

Core Focus – Episode 1 – Lori Engel

In this episode, we are discussing the topic of human resources in small businesses. My guest, Lori Engel, has been a high-level human resources officer at divisional and corporate levels and has seen her career span from the east coast in North Carolina to now residing in Oklahoma. You can learn more about Lori at http://www.uhruc.com/ 

Core Focus – Episode 2 – Phil Wilson

My conversation with Phil (founder of Approachable Leadership) picks up again in this episode of Core Focus. Today, we discuss Power Distance. Phil talks to us about how we as leaders need to be aware of power distance within our organization and how it relates to being approachable. Don’t forget to learn more about what Phil is doing with Approachable Leadership and to check out his book “The Approachability Playbook: Three Essential Habits For Thriving Leaders and Teams” and start maximizing your leadership qualities!

Core Focus – Episode 3 – Chris Porter

My guest today is Chris Porter, and we are talking about the key that businesses need to stand out and have a voice in a crowded marketplace. Chris is currently the Director of Operations at eXpect3 Digital Media, a marketing and advertising agency in Tulsa, OK. Chris has done marketing from small mom and pop stores all the way to major motion pictures. He has done everything from sales, art direction, branding, and creative directing. You can learn more about what Chris is doing at www.expect3.com

Core Focus – Episode 4 – Toni Ragsdale

Today we are joined by Toni Ragsdale from Ragsdale & Associates. Toni has a Bachelor’s of Science for Iowa State University. In this episode, Toni gives us some incredible insight into how to sell your business. If you’d like to learn more about selling your business and the steps to take towards that, you can learn more about what Toni does at broker.bizbuysell.com/ragsdalebiz

Core Focus – Episode 5 – Linda Glass

Today’s guest is Linda Glass of Bancfirst. Linda has been helping Oklahoma businesses with SBA financing for over 20 years. In this episode, Linda tells us about the different SBA loan programs and how you can use them to grow your business. You can learn more about what Linda does at bancfirst.bank

Core Focus – Episode 6 – Matt Davis

Matt Davis of Davis Business Law discusses legal traps many small business owners can avoid with a little planning. You can learn more at davisbusinesslaw.com

Core Focus – Episode 7 – Piyush Patel

Piyush Patel, author of Lead Your Tribe, Love Your Work, discusses the imperative of culture in your small business. It’s not just for big businesses! Learn more at leadlovetribe.com