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Monday, June 21, 2021
Do You Have What It Takes to Become an Entrepreneur?

Do you have dreams about owning your own business or becoming part of the gig economy? Making your own hours? Working from wherever you want? Then you're not alone.

LP Chamber | Shelby

Monday, June 14, 2021
Dealing with Angry Customers When You’re Short Staffed

The scene is a common one these days. Lines of people waiting to pay in a restaurant, retail establishment, or grocery store. Tempers flare. Customers yell at staff and wonder why there’s only one person checking people out. Your staff thinks, “Who needs this?” and they’re not wrong. They feel overworked and underappreciated. Customers are demanding and loud. Customers vow not to return. It makes for a bad situation for everyone.

LP Chamber | Shelby

Monday, June 7, 2021
Four Spring Cleaning Data Tips For More Sales

While we are quickly heading toward the heat of summer, there’s still time to do some spring cleaning with your data. A nice clean email list can help you make the most of your ecommerce and increase summer sales.

LP Chamber | Shelby

Monday, May 17, 2021
Building Trust in a Post-Pandemic World

If you were paying attention this week, you undoubtedly heard about the “gas crisis” where a cyberattack crippled a major pipeline. As if that wasn’t bad enough, consumers across the country panicked, running to the gas station to fill up whatever container they had, creating a gas shortage that was reminiscent of the toilet paper crisis of last year.

LP Chamber | Shelby

Monday, May 10, 2021
Master the Basics of Good Content to Increase Sales

Writing is difficult for a lot of people. You may worry about your mastery of grammar or vocabulary. Maybe you just don’t think you have anything interesting to say. But if you have something to sell, you need to learn the basics of good copy, at least until you can pay someone to do it for you.

LP Chamber | Communications

Wednesday, April 28, 2021
6 Email Subject Lines That Get Clicks

Your email content can be the best ever but if people don’t open your emails, the emails might as well be blank. Two things make recipients click: who it’s from and how appealing the subject line is. In that order. That’s one reason I advise businesses to send their emails from a person (or at least an email that resembles one), not “no-reply@biz. But how do you make your subject lines more irresistible? How do you inspire clicks and drive them to open your emails? Try these types of emails.

LP Chamber | Membership

Tuesday, April 13, 2021
3 Solutions to Common Hiring Problems

Employers are facing an unparalleled time right now, finding it very difficult to recruit good people. For many businesses, it’s difficult to get interest let alone keep someone after their first day. In order to be competitive in the job market, you need to stand out. These tips should help you do that. But you’ll need to go beyond them to think of some creative experiences for new employees. While you’re at it throw a few in for your customers. You never know. A loyal customer may just want to become part

LP Chamber | Communications

Tuesday, March 30, 2021
25 Marketing Questions You Need to Ask Yourself Today

Hope seems to be a big word these days. It’s taken the place of pivot. People are hopeful about recovery. People are hopeful about things returning to normal in the foreseeable future. And people are hopeful they can soon travel and visit loved ones they haven’t seen for a while.

LP Chamber | Communications

Tuesday, March 9, 2021
6 Signs of a Healthy Business

Many of us have spent this year concerned over the health of our businesses or those in the Livingston Parish Community. Ultimately, a healthy business has a good balance sheet. It has more coming in than it does going out. But that is not the only indicator of business health. In today’s world, where a quick decision from a politician can radically affect your business overnight, it’s important to know the early indicators of business peril. This of these things as your business’ “canary in the coal

LP Chamber | Communications

Thursday, March 4, 2021
2020 Small Business of the Year Award Winner- Bankston Law Firm, LLC

Small Businesses have challenges and opportunities that are unique to the independent business sector. Yet, they tackle the same areas of excellence as larger business

LP Chamber | Communications