Why Join Your Chamber of Commerce

Why Join Your Chamber of Commerce? Let’s say you’re looking at your annual budget for your small business, and your marketing budget is limited to say the least. How are you going to meet your growth objectives without money to advertise? Before you run to the store to buy eight pounds of chocolate, consider using […]

What is a Chamber of Commerce Anyway?

What is a Chamber of Commerce Anyway? A chamber of commerce is a membership organization that exists primarily to represent and promote the interests of its member businesses. Many chambers of commerce, especially those organized at the local level, also work to develop and deepen local relationship networks to promote business activity. A chamber collectively […]

Tips for Successful Networking

Tips For Successful Networking Networking goes hand in hand with running a successful business. But many of us dread walking into a room and introducing ourselves to a bunch of strangers. If you’re like me and naturally quiet, even a little shy, it’s hard! Following are a few tips I’ve learned from some extremely successful […]

7 Steps to Starting a Business

7 Steps to Starting a Business Starting your own business isn’t for the faint of heart. It’s stressful and pretty much demands your complete focus. On the plus side, it can also be a fulfilling experience professionally and personally. 1. Know Yourself. Not everyone has what it takes to start a company. That’s not to […]