Growing U, LLC
Your turnkey business solutions provider.


Where we write about a lot of things that bore most people.


Hello everyone and welcome to the very first Growing U blog post. If you’re here you’re probably either lost, or our name led you to believe we are in the cannabis industry, or you’re curious about our services. No matter the reason, we’re happy to have you. We’re going to start blogging regularly and we hope you’ll join us as we do. For this first post we figured we should introduce ourselves and what we can do for your business. So pull up a chair and nestle in as we get to know one another.

We are Growing U, LLC., owned and operated in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, by Edana Koehler and Carrie Ray. We are a boutique firm specializing in small to medium sized businesses. At our core, we are a human resources firm. Both Edana and I are HR professionals and are passionate about helping others to fulfill their dreams and be the best business owners they can be. We want to be able to take over the heavy lifting for you and allow you to get back to the things you love most, no matter what that may look like for you. Maybe you really love being up front in a client-facing role but worrying about the administration of various business functions keeps you from that. Maybe you really love working 80 hours a week but you’d like a long weekend once in a while. Maybe you detest social media and you want to bring on someone to handle that for you. No matter what your needs or wants look like, chances are very good that we can help you get back to what you love (or stop doing the things you don’t!).

Unfortunately human resources is much like an attorney — you don’t realize how badly you need one until you’re in trouble. We’re used to the jokes and the comments, and being called a necessary evil (don’t worry, it doesn’t hurt our feelings. Most of the time.) Human resources isn’t just about the people under your employment, it’s also a legal department. We are here to guide you through the many intricacies of employment law and compliance that comes with operating a business. We are here to help you manage your workforce, to any extent you may need.

Human Resources isn’t the only service we can provide though; we are capable of being your total turnkey business solution, no matter what issues you are facing. We can provide HR, management, marketing/PR, IT, legal and payroll services. Don’t let our location scare you off either; we are set up in such a way that no matter where you’re located, we can help you. Whether you’re 5 miles down the road from us or across the country, we have the means and capability to assist you with your business needs.

Hopefully by now you’re still with us and wondering what exactly makes us different from any other outsourcing/consulting firm out there. I could tell you it’s because of our passion or our years of experience or even the competitive pricing. I could tell you it’s because with our pricing structure, you won’t pay for services you don’t need. I could tell you it’s because we can do project-based work as consultants all the way up to, and including, being your entire outsourced department. I could tell you it’s because we’re really pretty cool (even if we have to say so ourselves). I could tell you it’s because we understand that we’re all human beings and you need someone who is compassionate, passionate and knowledgeable to aid you through your worries. I could tell you it’s because we have a sense of humor and aren’t just a group of “stuffed shirts” or “talking heads” who will tell you a bunch of industry jargon that you don’t understand and then charge you an arm and a leg for it. There are any number of platitudes I could use to try and persuade you that we are the best, but we prefer to let our work speak for itself. We have assembled a pretty awesome team of subject matter experts who are ready, willing, and able to jump in and help you with whatever your needs are.

If you haven’t already, I invite you to take a look around our site and see if anything strikes your fancy. You can check us out on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter too.

Thank you for sticking around this long, and we look forward to getting to know each and every one of you better! Feel free to drop us a line below in the comments section.

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