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Wednesday, August 16, 2017
If you’re a chamber member, you may not give a lot of thought as to what that means for your employees but there are a lot of benefits for them as well.  1.      Lunch and Learns Chambers host Lunch and Learns and other seminars on topics such as social media and personal branding. These topics can be worthwhile for your employees. You can even use it as a free or inexpensive form of ...read more
Categories: Business Tips Blog, Chamber
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
If you’re a solopreneur, you’re likely putting in some long hours building your business. Anything that helps you be more productive for little money is a necessary investment for you at this point. You may have thought briefly about the chamber and then decided against it because when you think of older people standing around talking about business, you probably figured it wasn’t for you. It’s ...read more
Categories: Business Tips Blog, Chamber
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
If your business is seasonal, it probably feels a lot like feast or famine. You may love your seasonal crowds but hate the fear you won’t last long enough to see your next one. Seasonal businesses or businesses in towns with a seasonal draw struggle with year-round consistent revenue. While you might not ever achieve revenue equality throughout every month, a chamber membership can help you see ...read more
Categories: Business Tips Blog, Chamber
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
New research might finally put to rest the perception that remote workers are lazy, anti-social and unproductive. The study by Future Workplace and Polycom, which polled more than 25,000 employees across 12 countries, revealed that remote workers are actually more collaborative, desire connection and are more empathetic than their in-office counterparts. “There is still a stigma that remote ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Business Tips Blog
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
An unethical nemesis might over-promise results, be environmentally destructive, use untrained staff or may have illegal business practices. Instead of swinging at them head on, which is risky, try these tactics: 1) Offer a free report such as “5 Things to Look for When Hiring a _____.” Describe the unethical factors (without naming names) and why they are misleading or shoddy. 2) Obtain ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Business Tips Blog
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
After all, they are best prepared to market your product. They understand the target customer and can empathize. They already exist in the places where your customers hang out. Best of all, they have a deep understanding of the value your product provides. The secret is giving your customers enough information to succeed. For example, can your customers describe your product or service in one ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Business Tips Blog
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
DCBA Bill Tracker: http://www.statebillinfo.com/SBI/index.cfm?fuseaction=Public.Dossier&id=22915&pk=619&style=pinstripeHighlights of the Week Another busy week at the Capitol wrapped up early Friday so legislators could make it home for a long President’s Day weekend. Each day saw committee meetings late into the night debating a host of issues. The week was bookended by lengthy consideration of ...read more
Categories: Business Tips Blog, Chamber, Political, DCBA
Tuesday, December 06, 2016
Focus less on selling and more on providing value that draws customers to you as their trusted adviser.   ENTREPRENEURS HAVE ALWAYS believed that their product or service must show real value to customers, but today the smart ones are even able to make their marketing valuable. The days are gone when marketing was all “pushing product.” Now customers seek out people who are willing and able to ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Business Tips Blog
Thursday, December 01, 2016
Before you say you have no time to give back, or before you grumble about already doing it, this is not your typical post telling you that you need to give back to people who support you in your community. Instead, this article encourages you to give back as a small business owner based of what you will get. These benefits are all about you and your business, a return on your investment of time. ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Business Tips Blog, Community