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In a poll conducted last week by EWF International, over 67% of Women Business Owners in the Oklahoma City Metro Area plan on hiring new employees this year.
That’s good news for small business owners and good news for Oklahoma.
With national reports projecting the economy to pick up in 2012 and Boeing’s announcement they will be sending jobs to Oklahoma, there are a number of reasons for Oklahoma to be optimistic in the new year.
“We are excited to see women growing their businesses in Oklahoma. We have been focusing solely on women since 1999 and helping them focus on their businesses challenges,” says Darcie Harris, president and founder of EWF International. “In another poll of just EWF International members, 79% stated they saw an increase of revenues in 2011. That’s phenomenal and we are honored to be apart of our members’ success.”
Each month the members learn tactical business ideas to help them better manage and grow their businesses. Topics might include marketing strategies, strategic planning principles, how to do employee evaluations, or leadership qualities.
“It’s easy to be successful when the economy is thriving,” says Harris. “It’s more challenging when the economy tightens -- that’s when business owners really need to be on top of their game. We’re here to help them do just that.”