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Why Join the Chamber: Comradery

Why Join the Chamber: Comradery

Joining the chamber isn’t all about business. There are many incredible friendships that are created in the coming together for the economic betterment of the community. Don’t overlook the potential of deep, meaningful connections with your tribe at the chamber.

 

We’re all just looking for that spot we belong, aren’t we? Abraham Maslow thought our desire to belong was so important that he incorporated it into his hierarchy of needs as a major human motivation. Individuals will join groups because ...

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How Much Do You Spend on Professional Development?

How Much Do You Spend on Professional Development?

There are likely professional development pieces you must keep up with for your business. Items like certifications, licenses, and other must haves. But what about the secondary training you need to learn to keep your business relevant in today’s changing marketplace? Are you keeping up? Can you afford to? What do you need to know? Here are the top skills most businesses need today and an inexpensive suggestion on how to keep with these secondary professional development requirements.

Regardless of the ...

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Improve Your Business Reputation with the Chamber of Commerce

Improve Your Business Reputation with the Chamber of Commerce

The chamber of commerce is often seen as a Better Business Bureau of sorts. People have confidence in using businesses that are members of the chamber. Chamber membership equates to business respectability in many customers’ minds, which often means greater sales for business members.

Many people see chamber membership as a ringing endorsement of good business. While we don’t advertise that chamber members have better business practices than non-members businesses, a chamber membership does show interest in the local business community ...

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How to Volunteer Your Way to a Better Job

How to Volunteer Your Way to a Better Job

Job competition these days is tough and a lot is expected from a resume. High school students trying to get into good colleges worry about volunteer hours. Recent college grads don’t possess enough “real world” experience to work in their chosen industry. Mid-level professionals find it hard to prove to higher ups that they’re ready for the next level. Finally, people are living longer and trying to find meaning in their days after they retire.

But there is an easy solution ...

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10 Easy Ways to Increase Sales

10 Easy Ways to Increase Sales

One of the most obvious ways to boost revenue in your business is to make more sales. Here are ten ways you can start doing that today:

1. Do You Have A Sales Strategy?

Most businesses think they have a strategy, but they don’t.

Now is a good time to develop one.  You need to consider who your ideal customer is and what are the products and services that provide the best return for you.

The sales strategy should be a brief one-page roadmap ...

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SEO Tips for Those Who Don’t Talk Geek

SEO Tips for Those Who Don’t Talk Geek

Understanding every aspect of search engine optimization (SEO) is not unlike trying to have a conversation about the mysteries of the universe with a 3-year-old. Sometimes what is being said makes no logical sense whatsoever and then you catch these rare glimpses of unbelievable genius that you think you’re hallucinating. But with SEO and with a 3-year-old, just when you think you understand how it all works, they want to play a different game.

For that reason we’ll skip over the ...

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Monroe County Hospital FAQ’s

Monroe County Hospital FAQ’s

Highlights

  • Hospital was established in 1957. It has been seeing patients 24/7 for almost 60 years.
  • Monroe County Hospital is a 25 bed critical access hospital with a 24 hour emergency room
  • The hospital currently sees approximately 7500 patients annually in the emergency room
  • Georgia Hospital Association(GHA) estimates hospital’s economic impact in Monroe County to be $24 Million dollars annually
  • Hospital employs 121 people
  • GHA estimates Monroe County Hospital impacts an additional 342 jobs in our local economy.
  • All Schools are located within 10 miles ...
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How the Proposed Hospital Tax Will Affect Your Taxes

How the Proposed Hospital Tax Will Affect Your Taxes

If you are wondering how much Saving the Monroe County Hospital will increase your taxes, try this Tax Calculator.  It will give you the approximate amount your taxes will increase if the referendum passes.

 

Click here for more information, frequently asked questions and highlights.

 

Remember, Monroe County residents will vote on the hospital referendum on the Special Election held March 21, 2017.  A YES Vote will allow the Monroe County Hospital to continue operations. Early voting begins February 27, ...

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4 Myths You Need to Bust Before Hiring an Intern for Your Business

4 Myths You Need to Bust Before Hiring an Intern for Your Business

As summer approaches, and it does every year at about the same time, business owners start to think about ways in which they can use the extra help of available college students. Back when I was a college student at a small liberal arts school in the Midwest, the undergrads waited each spring for the internship listings to be published. Once they were we poured over the ones that were in exciting cities with large stipends. The review took about ...

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7 Things You Can Do to Improve Your Business Over Your Lunch Hour

7 Things You Can Do to Improve Your Business Over Your Lunch Hour

Major overhauls of a business take time, buy-in, and frankly, they can be a little frightening. Not so of these mini tweaks. These seven things can help you move the meter in your business in less time than it takes to wolf down a sandwich and check your voice mails.

Find Out What They Like

Your customers are more valuable to your business than from just a revenue perspective. Knowing what they respond to can help you shape services and products, create ...

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