Joining the chamber isn’t all about business. There are many incredible friendships that are created in the coming together for the economic betterment of the community. Don’t overlook the potential of deep, meaningful connections with your tribe at the chamber.
Few businesses have enough of a budget to warrant a personal lobbyist to speak on their behalf at the state capital and in Washington, D.C. but it’s those exact small voices that need the representation. How do you ensure your business is represented when it needs to be without keeping a full-time lobbyist or legislative assistant on board?
You join the chamber.
But what exactly are they doing for you and how are they representing your business? Here are a few things that you should know.
Job competition these days is tough and a lot is expected from a resume. High school students trying to get into good colleges worry about volunteer hours. Recent college grads don’t possess enough “real world” experience to work in their chosen industry. Mid-level professionals find it hard to prove to higher ups that they’re ready for the next level. Finally, people are living longer and trying to find meaning in their days after they retire.
But there is an easy solution for all of these struggles in the various stages of life—volunteerism.
Want a sure-fire way to get more traction on your business blog posts? Make sure each post contains these important pieces.
Many small businesses are starting to realize the importance of good content. But what makes content good? Better yet, what makes for great content? While it starts with something that answers your customers’ questions, entertains them, or inspires them, there are basic pieces you need to include to help the post move the dial on your business and get more shares. This article explains the basic anatomy of great blog posts.
Have you ever surfed the Interwebs, found an article, and shared it via email or a text message? If so, you’re a dark social media practitioner. But it’s not as bad as it sounds.
What does your bedtime routine have to do with the success of your business? Plenty. Every time you use everything you have on a given day and you’re exhausted beyond belief, and then you short yourself essential sleep, you’re borrowing from tomorrow’s success. It’s impossible to give tomorrow your all when you’re exhausted, so establishing a healthy bedtime routine is essential to the health of your business. Here’s how you can do it:
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The hottest trend in content marketing for business is video. It’s everywhere and with multiple social media platforms investing serious resources into video in 2017, you can assume it’s not going away.
Using Video for Your Business
The “old-fashioned” way of using video–and I mean this facetiously because it’s how we did it a year ago—was to sit down and record a video. You then would spend hours editing or paying someone to do it for you.
Today’s trend of overscheduling is taking its toll on all of us. From work hours that go well over the traditional 8-hour work day to shuttling children or grandchildren to all their different activities; from time volunteering to time dedicated to professional development, who has the hours for networking at a scheduled event? Very few of us.
Yet if you want to grow your business and improve referrals, you have to go out and meet people. Or do you? Is it possible to network online and get the same benefits from it?
There’s a lot of talk about making life easier–getting rid of clutter, buying less, not making things so complicated. We carry around a powerful multi-tasker that takes pictures, does our banking, keeps us on schedule, and makes phone calls. Some people are even moving to 300 square feet homes to minimize the things in their lives.
Yes, simple is in. But is it time to simplify your business?
The answer is probably yes.