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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
Start-Up Business Advice – 6 Must Read Tips Image credit: morgueFile / mconnors Chambers are often asked for advice on how to start a business. Building your own business from the ground up is no easy task. There is no template or formula to creating a hugely successful business. There [...]
How to Create a Successful Social Media Marketing Strategy for Your Business Social media can be a nice distraction and a considerable time suck. But if you’re doing it for your business, you need it to be much more. So how do you make sure that you’re using your time [...]