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Monday, May 16, 2022
6 Ways to Make Your LIvingston Parish Business Standout During a Local Event

Does 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 usually leaving empty handed. The hard part of that is that you likely brought in full staff to ensure you had

LP Chamber | Lauren

Wednesday, May 11, 2022
5 Great Lessons from Customer Service Mistakes

A cruise ship captain once said, “There’s always a weird person at your dinner table. If you’re sitting with several couples and you can’t figure out who the weird one is, chances are it’s you.” The same can be true of customer service. Every business is convinced they offer stellar service but if you can’t think of a company in your area that offers bad service, it might be you. It’s statistically impossible, not to mention an abuse of a superlative, for every business to offer “the best” service. One is

LP Chamber | Lauren

Monday, March 28, 2022
36 Creative Ways to Bring More Attention to Your Business

Do you need more attention? Do you feel like your business isn’t top of mind in your community? People won’t buy from you if they don’t think of you. While the easiest way to increase sales is to upsell existing/current customers, the second-best way is increased exposure. These days—to stand out—you need to get creative. Here are a few ideas to help get your business the attention it deserves without breaking your budget.

LP Chamber | Lauren

Monday, March 7, 2022
20 Ways to Celebrate International Women's Day

March 8, 2022 is International Women’s Day when the world celebrates the many contributions of women everywhere. If you’re not sure how to celebrate, we have some ideas for you and your business.

LP Chamber | Lauren

Wednesday, March 2, 2022
TikTok Basics for Business

Are you on TikTok? Maybe you’re just figuring out video and livestreaming and you have written off TikTok as a site for kids. While you aren’t wrong about that (32.5% of users are between 10 and 19, while 41 percent of TikTok users are between 16 and 24 years old), the TikTok adult audience has grown at a rate of about 5.5 times in just 18 months.

LP Chamber | April Wehrs

Monday, February 14, 2022
6 Ways to Use Promote Value in Your Product/Service

This morning, the headline inflation is at a 40-year high hit me before my coffee did. If you’re like me, and millions of other businesses, you’re probably caught between the idea of raising your prices to cover the increase in your own costs and providing your loyal customers with good value. It’s difficult these days. I see many business owners apologizing for raising prices, but it can’t be helped. You need to make a profit to remain in business, yet your customers are likely struggling too. That’s why

Tuesday, February 8, 2022
3 Creative Ways to Become Top of Mind

Do you want people to think about your business before all others? Of course, you do. The first step to patronizing your business is remembering it exists.

LP Chamber | Lauren

Monday, January 31, 2022
5 Components of a Standout Job Description in 2022

While there are basic elements you need in a job description like explaining what the job entails and the expectations, it’s the extras that will inspire people in this job hunter’s market to apply.In addition to the basics, a great job description for 2022 includes: Consistent corporate/business tone and brand Logical keywords Location Hours New (soft) skills

LP Chamber | Lauren

Monday, January 24, 2022
4 Ways to Attack (and Attain) Your Business Goals

When 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.

LP Chamber | Lauren

Monday, January 17, 2022
What Customers Want Post- Pandemic

The results of a recent survey commissioned by GoDaddy and conducted by OnePoll of 2,000 Americans and what they want from small business going forward, shouldn’t surprise business owners. But if you’ve been thinking that some of the things you did for safety purposes can be phased out once we start beating the numbers on this virus, you may be in for a rude awakening.

LP Chamber | Lauren