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15 Questions to Ask Your Chamber to Help You Grow Your Business

Often businesses aren’t sure how to best use their chamber memberships. They understand that chambers are an advocate for business but how do they work and what specifically can they help with?

You might just be surprised.

Here are 15 questions you can ask them to help improve and grow your business:

 

  1. Do you have a leads group?

Some chambers have leads groups that can help you connect with mutually beneficial businesses where everyone helps the other out.

 

  1. Do you have a mentorship ...
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7 Ways to Know It’s Time to Raise Prices

The tongue and cheek answer to this question is that it’s time to raise prices when your revenue is no longer covering your expenses.

But don’t ever wait that long!

Instead, you’ll want to raise prices long before your business revenue is causing you to have sleepless nights.

Here are 7 ways to know it’s time:

 

First, as the business owner, it is within your discretion to raise them at any time. Some businesses raise them every year, some like grocery stores or gas ...

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Perform these Daily and Weekly Social Media Tasks to Increase Engagement

Social media is an incredibly important tool for increasing your audience and building connections. These connections can then be leveraged into sales. Most business people know this. But how this gets done can be a bit of a mystery.

If you feel a little lost on what you should be doing on a daily and weekly basis, read on.

Daily Social Media Actions

First, before presenting the daily to-do list it’s important to understand these things needn’t be performed all at one time. ...

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7 Ways to Use LinkedIn to Grow Your Small Business

7 Ways to Use LinkedIn to Grow Your Small Business

Grow your small business with LinkedIn by using these seven proven tactics.

There are nearly 30 million small businesses in the United States, but only half of them will make it past five years. To ensure your small business is in the successful half, we encourage you to capitalize on the various ways LinkedIn can evolve your business.

With LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional network, you can generate leads, produce sales, ...

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6 Ways to Improve Customer Trust

People buy from those they know, like, and trust. “Knowing” comes from marketing and advertising. “Like” is cultivated by showing potential customers your human and endearing side. But how in the world do you help someone with minimal interaction with you and your business, trust you?

It’s not as hard as you may think.

1.      Be Transparent in Your Copy

Stay away from extreme superlatives—biggest, cheapest, most awesome ever. These claims make you sound like a disputable business and often are hard to ...

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4 Ways to Relax During the Crazy Holiday Season

Maybe you read this title and thought: I don’t have time to read that. I’m too stressed! If you are, take a moment and read this anyway. If you can cut down on your stress levels not only are you less likely to get ill this holiday season, you’ll enjoy it more.

Come on. It will only take 3 minutes. Think of it as an investment in your business.

Stress is almost inevitable during the holiday. And businesses that do large sales ...

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How to Prepare Your Business for an Internet Outage

We have a joke here in Florida that it’s not so much the hurricanes that cause panic and dread but the idea that we could be without air conditioning. You may have a similar concern over your business’ internet. If you heard about the recent Comcast Xfinity “external network issue” outage that affected 40,000 customers across the U.S. on a Monday afternoon for no apparent reason, you may be rethinking your business internet structure.

But what can you do? You can’t ...

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Are You Using One of the Most Underutilized Local Marketing Tools Out There?

If you’re a small business you may find it’s difficult to keep up with the resources and marketing dollars of megabrands. But don’t get discouraged. There’s an underutilized tool that can help you much more than you ever considered.

 

Social media can bring you a world of attention for very little money. Its only cost is time. But if you don’t have a good, strong following you’re just shouting into the wind. Still, when you need attention right away, growing a ...

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Everything You Need to Know about Incorporating Video in Your Marketing

The hottest trend in content marketing for business is video. It’s everywhere and with multiple social media platforms investing serious resources into video in 2016, you can assume it’s not going away.

Using Video for Your Business

The “old-fashioned” way of using video–and I mean this facetiously because it’s how we did it a year ago—was to sit down and record a video. You then would spend hours editing or paying someone to do it for you.

Today, it’s all about live video, ...

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