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The 1 Business Change You Can Make for Big Results 

At the risk of sounding like an infomercial, if you make one business change this year you’ll open up a new door to an even greater level of success. It’s a very simple concept. You don’t have to go get an MBA or Master’s in marketing.   You simply have to refocus your offerings from you…

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Do You Have These 10 Things on Your Business Website? You Should.

If you’re a small business, you probably bootstrapped your website content, picking it up here and there, copying what you like from other sites (hopefully not word for word), and adding as you go. That’s the way most small businesspeople do it unless you were lucky enough to know someone who could do it for…

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Letter from the President

When I introduce myself to non-members of the chamber, I realize how many misconceptions there are about what Chambers do. Some people think we are a government agency. Others assume we are a philanthropic social group like a Rotary or Elks Club. While we work with all levels of government to help ensure the voice…

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Small Business Season: keeping the sales momentum going

If you participated in small business season—a push to support small businesses during the holidays—we hope you experienced a significant uptick in sales. If you did, you may be wishing that this kind of support, caring, and increased sales could continue throughout the year. It can. You just need to leverage the momentum you already…

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President’s Message December 14th

As I write this and gaze at the calendar–yes, I still use a paper calendar and an e-calendar–I can’t believe how quickly this year has flown. It certainly was not the cure all we anticipated but it also helped pave the way to recovery, which is an ongoing activity. At the end of last year,…

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7 Tips for Improving Your Local Search Ranking

Most businesses want to improve their search engine optimization (SEO), even if they don’t know they do. Because better SEO means more customers at less cost, and almost everyone wants more customers. But how you improve your organic reach on a global scale is very different from how you do it on a local level.   While the…

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13 Important Things You Need to Hear as a Business Owner

Our metal has certainly been tested this year. Many are fatigued and stressed juggling responsibilities, worries, and fear like they were part of the job description.  But this is not sustainable.  You may feel crushed by the weight of the world right now. Maybe your friends and family don’t quite understand what you’re going through…

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How to Get More Reviews for Your Business

This title is a misleading. It’s easy to get more reviews you just have to stink at what you do. People are always more apt to give a negative review than a positive one. But those aren’t the kind of business reviews you want. You want more positive reviews. To achieve this, you have to…

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Free (or nearly so) Training for Your Employees

Brownie Wise (the saleswoman behind the success of Tupperware) said, “If you want to build a business, build the people.” This is incredibly important but now more than ever. With the hiring shortage going on, you must do something to make your business stand out and helping potential employees understand they can have a career…

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Better Business Blogging Made Simple

How good is your business blog? Here are a few tips to make it even better. It’s simple. A business blog should do three things for your business:   prove to Google you are a legitimate business website with good content (which will happen when it’s shared).  present a more human side of your business, helping your audience connect…

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