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April | Chamber CEO
Monday, May 13, 2019
Even if you’re feeling shy about the technology, it’s time to start building that email list. You want customers and potential customers to keep you in mind. Reaching out to them and offering them things they want like special deals, coupons, exclusive information, and other items they’ll find value in will increase your list and, in turn, your sales. Read more
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April | Chamber CEO
Monday, May 6, 2019
Get to know people who are already known for what you want to be known for or get to know business professionals who have done what you want to do like make a career shift. Your chamber of commerce is an excellent space in which to find people like that. Ask your chamber staff who they know that is a personal branding expert and study how they put themselves forward. You can learn a lot by watching others. Read more
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April | Chamber CEO
Tuesday, April 30, 2019
If you are trying to become more human on social media and in your branding, you want to avoid these common mistakes. They’re common because they’re easy to do. Businesses are told to share on social media, to post good content. But not all of it is as effective as it could be. Avoid this list and you’ll be well on your way to more meaningful dialogue with your audience. Read more
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April | Chamber CEO
Monday, April 22, 2019
There’s been a lot of talk over the past several years about the younger generation’s desire for mentors. It’s an odd combo of wants for them. They’ve been told for decades by their helicopter parents that they can do anything. But in spite of that constant reassurance, they desire a consultative relationship with someone who knows what they’re doing, someone who’s been around the “rodeo” a few seasons. Read more
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April | Chamber CEO
Monday, April 15, 2019
Smart tech and advanced learning can help you cut costs, improve customer experience, and become more efficient. The cost with some of this tech is minimal. We’ll continue to see this advanced learning through AI and smart tech shape the business scene for even greater efficiencies and improved customer experience. What do you wish could be better automated or “smarter”? Read more
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April | Chamber CEO
Monday, April 8, 2019
According to the American Institute of Stress (yes, that’s a thing) and itsAttitudes in the American Workplace VII Report, 80% of workers feel stress on the job and nearly half say they need help handling that stress. If you’re one of those nearly 50%, we have a few productivity hacks that may help you tame an otherwise stressful situation. Read more
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April | Chamber CEO
Tuesday, April 2, 2019
When it comes to business writing, never stress about the grades you got in high school English class. Those have nothing to do with your ability to write for your business. Today’s business writing focuses on building connections not formal, persuasive arguments. Think about it as a written conversation you’re having with clients or customers. It’s an ideal way to help them out and assist them in getting to know you better. Read more
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April | Chamber CEO
Monday, March 25, 2019
Happy employees provide the best customer service. A disengaged employee will never win over your customers. So, the right investment in your employees will always benefit your customers. You’ve probably read all the articles that tell you employees want more money, more praise, and more opportunity. And these things are true but there are other things they wish they had too. These are things they probably haven’t told you and maybe haven’t even figured them out themselves. Read more
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April l Chamber CEO
Monday, March 18, 2019
We all have the same 24-hour days, yet some business owners are able to accomplish a lot more of their revenue goals than others. Some of that is luck, and a sexy product or service, but in today’s digital marketing a lot of success depends upon building worthwhile relationships and getting off of that unproductive treadmill of doing the work but not going anywhere. Read more
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April l Chamber CEO
Sunday, March 10, 2019
“It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it ... Read more
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