30 Creative Ways to Find Your Next Employee Form partnerships. Work with other businesses that have good employee recruitment strategies and that also serve your ideal hire without being a competitor. For instance, a real estate agent may work with people who are moving into town. Those people may be looking [...]
18 Ways to Stay in Business When Your Storefront is Locked Down Did your business struggle during the shutdown? Are you wondering how to stay in business or are you afraid of limitations that may be coming due to more COVID restrictions or lockdown again, it’s time they make the switch or grow [...]
Top Reasons to Buy Local, Eat Local, Go Local BUILD COMMUNITY! – The casual encounters you enjoy at neighborhood–scale businesses and the public spaces around them build relationships and community cohesiveness. STRENGTHEN YOUR LOCAL ECONOMY! – Each dollar you spend at independent businesses returns 3 times more money to your local economy than one spent [...]
Working Moms: How the Chamber Can Help Momployees There’s been a terrible, hidden cost of this pandemic for women, particularly working moms. The most recent federal funding bill addressed the need to help women reenter the workforce because so many of their careers (or current positions) were hampered by women having to take [...]
Small Business Saturday Ideas for Restaurant Members While everyone is out shopping and supporting small businesses this Saturday, they are going to get hungry. And when they do, you want your member restaurants to be just as involved in Small Business Saturday as the stores. There are several unique ways restaurants can participate [...]
Most businesses have a hiring problem right now. And as chamber pros, we’re scrambling to give them good directions. Here’s a big list of creative employee recruitment strategies that businesses can use. Feel free to repurpose or borrow from this article and share ways they can recruit on your chamber blog or your [...]
7 STEPS TO BEING A BETTER LISTENER If there is one thing I’ve learned in my line of work it’s this: Listening is an essential skill for success.
CRACKING THE CODE OF SUSTAINED COLLABORATION Ask any leader whether his or her organization values collaboration, and you’ll get a resounding yes.
Land More Business with a Chamber Membership You’ve probably heard about people wanting to know, like, and trust those they do business with. And maybe you heard how social media is a great way to make that happen. After all, posting to social media brings out your business’ personality. But [...]
How to Improve Your Business’ Referral Marketing Through the Chamber Referral marketing allows your loyal customers to “sell” for you by referring others to your business. Sounds great, right? Unfortunately, getting helpful reviews and referrals is not as easy as just providing good service or a worthwhile product. The disconnect [...]