Greg Crabtree is a CPA. He knows what he is talking about. His book breaks down the money strategies a business should follow into easy to digest chunks. This is a process book, not a concept book. Crabtree gives us actionable steps to implement in our accounting, HR and sales departments.
This isn’t a book you read and then set aside. This is a book you study and implement and tweak and adjust and then read and study again and implement and tweak. Rinse and Repeat.
The way we manage our business on the financial side of things can be overwhelming, especially if your forte isn’t accounting. However, if you aren’t managing for profit then you will find that profit eluding you.
This book changed the way I plan and budget for our business. I especially appreciated the salary cap idea and avoiding salary creep.
A definite must have in your business how-to arsenal.
Business is business. This is nothing new. It’s been done a thousand times before. Just google “business advice” or any other business question you have and you WILL get lots of great articles with absolutely great advice on that question you needed answered.
So what’s the problem. Why is starting a business so hard?
Because you don’t know what you don’t know. You haven’t actually done it before. You don’t know what questions to ask.
We’ve partnered with DD Audio and The Golding Group to bring you biannual marketing, business, and creativity collaboration events that will include food, craft beer, swag, and networking. These events will be free but require registration.
For small business week this year, on May 4th, the Northwest Oklahoma City Chamber will be holding a full-day workshop in our space called Hire Education, to help small businesses recruit, train, and retain great employees.
The event will discuss new markets for finding employees, ensuring workforce diversity, and keeping employees motivated and committed over time. The program will include keynote and breakout session presentations, a B2B Trade Show, an opportunity to connect with job seekers, and time for business building networking.
We pride ourselves on being competitive in our pricing. Also, coworking is not our core business (though it’s an important part of our business), so we have more wiggle room than most would. After a review of our pricing structure, we’ve decided to drop our monthly membership price to $99. That’s right, all the comforts you’d expect, but for under a hundred bucks. This is not a special or an introductory price. This is the price, going forward. Even better? For a limited time, when you sign up for your first month, you get an additional week free. Five weeks for the price of four. That’s just a few bucks a day! Why WOULDN’T you give it a try?
There are a lot of great spaces out there, no doubt. You might ask, why should we use Project 3810 instead of one of the dozen similar spaces in town? While not every space is the right fit for every business, areas we feel particularly strong in are scale and flexibility. We offer among the best growth options (outside owning your own building) for a startup. We don’t expect you to be with us forever (that’s actually a bad thing for your business), but if you start here, you’ll be able to grow here. And we make every effort to provide our clients with maximum flexibility. For example, we have NO lease term requirements for our private offices. While we will have you to sign a lease for legal reasons, we won’t lock you in to a time frame. Whether you need space for an hour (conference/event), a day (coworking), a month (private office), or longer, we’ll do what you need to make it work. Come check us out. Let’s see how we fit.
Project 3810 now has a certified SCORE mentor on-site. ANY small business in Oklahoma City needing help can visit us if our mentor’s area of expertise fits your needs. For the purposes of integrity, if you’re a tenant or a prospective tenant, we’ll have to refer you to another mentor, but you can still have your mentor meetings right here at Project 3810, as SCORE has an open invite to use our space. No more dealing with the parking and security hassles of the downtown SCORE office!
We launched our coworking space just last month, but we knew there was more to do. This month, with the help of our design consultant, we made the space a little more cozy. We figured, mid-century design for a mid-century building. Come see for yourself and let us know what you think!