Tigard, OR - May 10th, 2016
10 Tips to Growing Your Business in 2016
No matter where your business stands, you likely welcome the opportunity to make more money and land new clients in the coming year
BY DREW HENDRICKS, Contributor Inc.com
What can you do to take your business to the next phase? These ten tips can help you expand in 2016.
Chances are you get a lot of email over the course of a day. This deluge of electronic communication may even be the reason you avoid sending them to your customers and potential customers. There’s a lot of noise out there. If you’re not regularly communicating with your audience it’s easy to slip their mind.
It doesn’t matter how much they like and trust you. If they don’t think of your business when they are in the market for your product or service, they won’t buy from you.
There are no laws in social media but there are norms that dictate how one should treat others and what sorts of interactions get rewarded with shares. If you want to do well in social media for your business, and you want to see interest in your company and sales increase, there are best practices to follow.
Below you’ll find some of the most common mistakes people who are new, or inexperienced in using the platforms, make. If you want to prosper on social, you need to avoid this missteps:
Minimum Wage Rulemaking Continues
On April 11, the Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI) held its second rulemaking advisory committee meeting on SB 1532. SB 1532, passed by the Legislature in February, raises Oregon's minimum wage over six years, starting on July 1.
When it comes to customers most businesses are longing for a strong relationship for years to come. Who wants a one-night stand kind of customer who breezes in and out of your world, barely around long enough to hear you say, “Thank you for your business.”
Acquiring customers is costly. You’re wise to want to retain them.
Dan Murphy, Founding General Manager of the Broadway Rose Theatre has been named as the 2016 recipient of the Tigard’s First Citizen award. This award recognizes someone who has made in-depth, long-term volunteer contributions to the Tigard community over the years. The winner is active, involved, interested, and enthusiastic about making Tigard a nice place to live and work.
Mishri Daga has been selected as the 2016 Shining Stars Tigard Youth Volunteer of the Year, named in honor of former Mayor Jim Nicoli, who passed away in 2000. Mayor Nicoli’s dedication to the youth of our community was a fitting way to honor his name and award a youth in our community who volunteers to make a difference.
HomeStreet Bank – Tigard Branch managed by Jacob Pilling has been selected as the 2016 Tigard Chamber Business of the Year. This award recognizes a chamber business that has made in-depth contributions to the Tigard community through their business. The winner is active, involved, interested, and enthusiastic about continuing to make Tigard a destination of choice for local business.
Nicholas De Salvo, Founder & Creative Director of Edge One Media, has been named the 2016 Tigard Shining Stars Chamber Volunteer of the Year. This award honors a Chamber member who has volunteered many hours of time, talent and energy to the success and growth of the Tigard Chamber. Bert Tousey and his example of Chamber volunteerism is commitment at its best. This person is an example of an active member who has sustained their efforts on beha