Meetings, phone calls, emails, text messages, and water cooler conversations with your employees constantly bombard you as a business owner. Freeing up even just another 15 minutes a day could dramatically improve both your workflow and peace of mind.

As summer winds down, your business’s financial statements may be due for a quick check-up. Here are several review suggestions to help determine the health of your business prior to year end.

LAWTON, OK — Commercial remodeling permits totaled almost $3.4 million last month and the value of new home permits topped $1.6 million.

With the increased popularity of working-at-home, you may consider moving to one of the nine states that don’t impose an individual income tax. Before doing so, you should understand how each of these states raises its revenue. And then consider how you can reduce your tax obligation in your…

LAWTON, OK — Plans are proceeding to create a downtown park centered on the old Wayne Gilley City Hall site, members of the Lawton Enhancement Trust Authority indicated Wednesday.

LAWTON, OK — A proposed change in Lawton's medical marijuana zoning regulations may help a local business owner after members of the City Planning Commission rejected his request for less restrictive commercial zoning.

Recent high inflation rates are driving up the price for almost everything and eroding the value of your money. With varying opinions on the potential duration of the current inflation surge, it’s important to understand the causes and how you can protect your money.

A recent survey by the National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB) found that many companies are struggling to attract and retain qualified workers. While some businesses have countered this shortage of workers by raising hourly rates to record levels according to the NFIB, other bu…

AKRON, Ohio – The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company announced Thursday that Thad Ewald has been hired as vice president, Strategy and Business Development, reporting to Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer Darren Wells, effective Aug. 23.

Summertime means the 2020 tax filing season is firmly in the rearview mirror for millions of Americans. But summertime is also the season when the IRS sends letters to unlucky taxpayers demanding more money.

STILLWATER — Oklahoma State University molecular biologists recently received a grant worth nearly $500,000 from the National Institute of Food and Agriculture for research that has the potential of saving the cattle industry millions of dollars.

Tracking your miles whenever you drive somewhere for your business can get pretty tedious, but remember that properly tracking your vehicle expenses and miles driven can lead to a significant reduction in your taxes.

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The Oklahoma Employment Security Commission reported Thursday a continued decline in both initial and continued claims, with both four-week moving averages declining. The agency also continues to prioritize reviewing Back-to-Work applications, the agency said in a press release.

The first advance payment from the newly expanded child tax credit was recently sent out by the IRS. Payments are scheduled to be made on the 15th of each month through December.

LAWTON, OK — The City of Lawton has 90 vacant positions among its departments, and more than 50 are associated with the labor-intensive divisions that comprise the Public Works and Public Utilities departments.

A planned postal rate increase by the United State Postal Service to offset projected losses has stoked opposition from publishers and mailers, as well as members of Congress.

DUNCAN — Area residents looking for a job will have the opportunity to visit with Stephens County employers during a job fair Thursday.

LAWTON, OK — Contractors have the equipment needed to complete installation of the new carousel baggage handling system at Lawton-Fort Sill Regional Airport.

LAWTON, OK — Looking for a new car? Now may be the time to buy and you will likely get top dollar for your trade but you will also pay more for that new ride.

In late 2020, the IRS announced that it will increase tax audits of small businesses by 50 percent in 2021. Here are several mistakes to avoid if you do get audited by Uncle Sam.

With home sales booming throughout much of the country, you may decide that now’s the right time to put your abode on the market. If you do put your primary residence up for sale, try to steer clear of the following mistakes.

LAWTON, OK — The City Planning Commission is supporting a commercial rezoning request that would allow an automatic car wash to be built in the 3400 block of Cache Road, immediately north of a residential housing addition.

LAWTON, OK — The Lawton Fort Sill Chamber of Commerce officially emerged from pandemic mode June 18 when it celebrated the end of a year of challenges and looked ahead to opportunities.

Knowing your net worth and understanding how it is changing over time is one of the most important financial concepts that everyone needs to understand. This number is used by banks, mortgage companies, insurance companies and you! Your net worth impacts your credit score, which in turn impa…


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As a small business, once you decide to extend credit to a customer, you now have a financial stake in continuing that relationship even if you suspect there might be trouble brewing. While you don’t want to crack down on a good customer too hard, too soon, you also don’t want to be taken ad…

MEDICINE PARK, OK — Tiny resort will open soon in Medicine Park, adding to the "quirky" little town.

DUNCAN — Area residents looking for a job will have the opportunity to visit with Stephens County employers during a job fair Friday.