Monday, November 14, 2016 - 13:11

If you own a business or work for one, I’m hoping it’s a social one. I’m hoping you’ve embraced at least one social media platform and are working hard to engage and connect on it. If not, go do that. If you already are, you should appreciate this list of the worst advice out there for social businesses.

Try it All

Some businesses are so excited about every social platform that they get out there every time a new shiny object shows up. Vine, My Space, Eons, and Orkut appreciate your efforts. (Sorry, a little social media humor.)

Monday, October 10, 2016 - 14:01

From Thanksgiving to Christmas there’s a battle that occurs for consumer dollars. The big guy against the little guy, the brick-and-mortar versus the online retailer, everyone is looking for a bigger piece of the pie. It’s time to start thinking about your holiday marketing.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016 - 10:27

Keep Tigard-Tualatin a Great Place to Live, Work and Do Business

The boards of the Tigard and Tualatin Chambers of Commerce have voted to endorse the Tigard-Tualatin School District Bond Measure.

This measure would:

Wednesday, September 14, 2016 - 10:12

Tigard Chamber says vote YES on Measure 34-255

A YES vote on Measure 34-255 will allow the City to support extending light rail service to Tigard.  It enables us to participate in ongoing conversations and solutions to manage transit and congestion within and through Tigard and the SW Corridor.  A YES vote does not increase taxes or fees, a vote would be required in the future for any tax increase.  

Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - 18:06

Tigard Chamber Urges “NO” Vote on Measure 97

Vote NO on 97 to protect small and large business from unfair taxation, preserve the backbone of Oregon’s local economy and save jobs!

Measure 97 is poorly thought out and will harm the Oregon business economy.

Measure 97 is poorly thought out because it imposes a tax on gross sales instead of profits. Measure 97 harms businesses large and small.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016 - 13:59

Search engine optimization is like weather forecasting without models and data. You open up your window and look around. You make plans and try things and look for patterns.

There are people who are happy to give you tips, and there are best practices, but ultimately it’s something that’s always evolving as algorithms are anything but constant. However, optimizing your content and site to place well is essential to minimizing your marketing spend on getting found. Here are a few tips to make your small business competitive on a local level.

Monday, August 1, 2016 - 11:28

Two friends gather on a porch after a long day’s work. The one friend’s old dog comes to join them. The hound circles the area a few times and lays down right on the one popped-up nail on the decking. The friends shake their heads because the dog does this same thing every night.

“Why do you think he does that? There’s a whole porch and he chooses the spot with the popped up nail. Think he’s trying to tell me something?” the owner asked his friend.

The friend shook his head.

Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 12:36

Short video on Leadership Tigard.  How it can benefit your leadership skills and your impact!  Application deadline 8/26/16.  Join us and make an impact!

Monday, July 11, 2016 - 10:45

There are trends in business that seem like they are dreamed up by coaches selling services. The difficulty today is in identifying which ones are necessary to your business and which ones you can sit on the sidelines watching for a while. Some will turn out to be fads, and you needn’t bother. Others will become important parts of doing business.

Monday, June 27, 2016 - 13:09

Seven Quick Steps to Better Rankings

Improving your local rankings isn’t magic, although it can feel that way. What it takes is consistent, targeted action.