News for Human InterestWednesday, January 11, 2023Times of economic uncertainty don’t cause anyone to look for new ways to spend money. But there are some investments in your business that even when you’re worried about cash flow, are worth the return. Without those necessities—be they software or services—you couldn’t operate. Chamber membership is one of those necessary business investments and here’s why: Uncertain Times Mean Unprecedented ...read moreCategories: Chamber, Community, Economic, Human Interest, Business Blog, PoliticalFriday, December 09, 2022Bonus offers are a great way to drive sales without discounting your products or services. It makes people feel like they are getting extra value—and these days, with inflation—that can make a reticent customer buy quicker. But what if you haven’t thought out an entire marketing strategy around bonuses? Is it too late to offer one? Not at all. Below we have some ideas on how you can make the ...read moreCategories: Business Blog, Human Interest, General News Article, Community, ChamberWednesday, November 09, 2022It’s officially Small Business Season and that means it’s time to give a little love to small business. With rising interest rates, soaring costs, and online competition, small businesses are feeling the crunch. This season, do a little extra for your neighbors and make a concerted effort to shop small. If you do, you could be saving a small business this year. How to Save Small Business ...read moreCategories: Chamber, Community, Economic, General News Article, Human Interest, Business BlogThursday, October 27, 2022One of the things marketing consultants and business coaches will tell you is to be yourself on social media and in your blogging. Let your tone come through and allow people to get to know you. Your personality will help you stand out. And it does, whether you have a good one or a bad one.But since you don’t want to potentially alienate customers you should know there are two extremes when it ...read moreCategories: Business Blog, Human Interest, General News Article, Education, ChamberWednesday, September 21, 2022Telling your business story is a compelling way to get your audience more invested in you and to help build know, like, and trust. But your business story shouldn’t be a dry About Us page filled with dates you first opened and how many locations you’ve been through over the course of your business history. Your business story is a lasso that draws people in and holds them there. But it can ...read moreCategories: Chamber, General News Article, Human Interest, Business BlogWednesday, September 14, 2022Workplace trends come and go like snack carts, but these trends may very well revolutionize the way we work because they are just so darn appealing to most employees. But before we go into these workplace trends, know that they are not for everyone. Your business may not be able to function if you put them into operation. There are some businesses that simply require employees in seats, seats ...read moreCategories: Business Blog, Human Interest, Fun Facts, General News Article, Chamber, CommunityThursday, August 11, 2022Hiring a grant writer isn’t cheap. Some charge a flat fee, while others base their fee as a percentage of the grant amount. If you’re a small business or nonprofit, you may not be able to afford to hire someone. But it is worth it. To take on grant writing yourself, you’ll miss out on the years of experience you’ll get with a professional and it will likely take more time. But if you’re looking ...read moreCategories: Community, Chamber, Education, Human Interest, General News Article, Business BlogThursday, June 09, 2022If you’re a small business owner without the resources to hire a large full-time team, you can still meet your business needs through freelancing or turning to independent business professionals. This can be an economical way to accomplish your goals without having to cover the cost of full-time employees. 5 Professionals Every Small Business Needs Even if your budget is strapped, a ...read moreCategories: Business Blog, Human Interest, Fun Facts, Education, General News Article, Chamber, CommunityTuesday, May 17, 2022Does your town host a Wine Walk, Holiday Stroll, First Friday, or other downtown event where they close off streets and encourage people to get out and support business? If so, you may know that those events often bring the crowds but also bring “tire kickers,” people who are just out for a stroll, not really interested in what you sell. They’re just going into each business, poking around, and ...read moreCategories: Community, Chamber, Fun Facts, General News Article, Education, Human Interest, Business BlogTuesday, April 05, 2022Whether your team works from home or in an office, whether you are a business of one or one hundred and one, taking care and making time for wellness is becoming increasingly important. Stress levels because of what’s going on in the world around us are increasing. You may not even be aware of the outside stress someone is under. Making sure you create an atmosphere where wellness is stressed ...read moreCategories: Human Interest, Business Blog, Education, Fun Facts, General News Article, Chamber, EconomicFriday, March 25, 2022When you run your own business, you’re the person deciding on the direction. You’re in control of start dates and marketing promos. You’re the one who must hold yourself back from the shiny object syndrome. And yet, so many of us fail on that last one and it’s easy to understand why. Open your social media feeds or search on the internet for business advice and you’ll find dozens of articles ...read moreCategories: Chamber, Education, General News Article, Human Interest, Business Blog
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