• Improve Your Networking Results with a Four-Point Plan
    If you joined the chamber to meet new people, grow your network, and get more customers, you’re on the right track. But do you have a plan to make the most of your time investment? If not, you need one. What Am I Doing Here? Map Out...
  • 4 Things Your Business Should Continue Post-COVID
    At some point COVID will be relegated to the same level of concern the flu gets every year. It won’t shutter businesses, alter family celebrations, and be the fuel behind contentious court cases. Someday. Let’s pretend we’re there now. There are certain conveniences (and necessities) that businesses...
  • 15 Ideas for Increasing Your Revenue Quickly
    The past eighteen months have certainly not been something they taught us in business school. It started with a global pandemic and mandatory lockdowns of non-essential businesses, then erupted in costs of goods and services skyrocketing, only to complete this craziness with an employee shortage, and rent...
  • 5 Fun Fall Themes for Your Business
    Fall is a favorite among many people. The temps are enjoyable, weather is crisp and clear, and the smell of leaves can be intoxicating. That’s what makes this season such a hit with marketers. Here are a few fall themes you can incorporate into your business for...
  • 13 Important Things You Need to Hear as a Business Owner
    Our metal has certainly been tested this year. Many are fatigued and stressed juggling responsibilities, worries, and fear like they were part of the job description. But this is not sustainable. You may feel crushed by the weight of the world right now. Maybe your friends and...
  • How to Take Your Customer Relationship to the Next Level
    Do you want to wow your existing customers? Are you ready to take your “relationship” with them to the next level? Then it may be time to grab your data and do some personalized marketing. What You Need  To get your customers’ attention, you need to have...
  • Don’t Open a Business Before Answering These Questions
    These days a lot of people are considering business ownership. Whether you buy into a franchise, lease some space and start your own thing, or log onto the internet and begin building an ecommerce website, doing it on your own has never been more alluring. But just...
  • Take the Friction Out of Doing Business with You
    Do you want more customers? Then you need to remove the friction behind doing business with you. Even if you have great customer service, support, and sales, you may have unknown friction that exists before you see the face of your customer. Luckily, you can smooth that...
  • 4 Email Marketing Ideas to Steal from Big Brands
    Have you ever watched a Superbowl commercial and thought, “If I had a budget as big as that company I could make the best commercial.”? It’s easy to assume a large budget means a lot more possibilities and I won’t argue that. Big brands can afford to...
  • 5 Types of Effective Storytelling for Your Business
    Do you watch America’s Got Talent? Or how about American Idol? The Olympics? The MLB All-star Game? These competitions all have something in common. They tell stories. If you watch them, none of them are solid, hours upon hours of broadcasted competition. Mixed in with commercials and...
  • Social Media Is Not Just for Recruiting Customers
    For a while, marketers have been telling people how to build relationships with potential customers on social media. They’ve shown them how to nurture a potential customer through the sales cycle to make a buying decision. And that’s what businesses have been focused on. But your social...
  • 6 Things Your Blog Should Be Doing for Your Business
    As a writer I work with a whole lot of people who hate to write. Most people who contact me either don’t have the time, desire, or interest to add to their business blog. But what they do have is an appreciation of what a blog can...
  • Free (or nearly so) Training for Your Employees
    Brownie Wise (the saleswoman behind the success of Tupperware) said, “If you want to build a business, build the people.” This is incredibly important but now more than ever. With the hiring shortage going on, you must do something to make your business stand out and helping...
  • New in Town? Tips to Help Your New Business (and you) Fit In.
    Starting a new business can be challenging, but it can be even more difficult if you are new to the community. In some areas being the “new business (or business owner) on the block” is a designation that doesn’t last long (in large cities with transient populations,...
  • Do You Have What It Takes to Become an Entrepreneur?
    Do you have dreams about owning your own business or becoming part of the gig economy? Making your own hours? Working from wherever you want? Then you’re not alone. There are an estimated 582 million entrepreneurs (about 775,000 of them in the US) already working for themselves....
Blog July 17, 2017