• The Chamber Weekly Blog

    A collection of articles that we believe will add value to you and your business!
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    Christina Metcalf and Edited by Julie Carroll
    Thursday, December 8, 2022
    It's a noisy world out there and there's lots of competition. If you want to stand out, you must provide excellent value and persuasive copy. Without these two things the holiday season will not be the boon you are hoping for. Luckily, creating copy that drives your audience to action is very easy during the holiday season. While many people have a strict budget this year, they want to provide a nice holiday for their friends and family. That means they are looking to buy. Here's how you can help them decide to buy from you. Read more
    Christina Metcalf and Edited by Julie Carroll
    Thursday, December 1, 2022
    Bonus 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. Read more
    Christina Metcalf and Edited by Julie Carroll
    Tuesday, November 22, 2022
    It's small business season and if you're part of a small business you're probably looking for ways to make the most of your Q4. While mega retailers and big business are slashing prices, that's not the best way for you to be competitive. Small businesses often operate on smaller reserves and slashing prices to the point of taking a loss decreases the revenue you're bringing in. You need something that builds on connections. That’s the small business superpower. Read more
    Christina Metcalf and Edited by Julie Carroll
    Thursday, October 6, 2022
    Customer loyalty is essential to strong sales. After all, it’s easier to get repeat sales than it is to convince a new consumer to buy from you. But customer loyalty is something grown and nurtured, not bought or ordered. It takes time. However, just because someone has been buying from you (or donating to you if you’re a non-profit) does not mean they are loyal. It may just mean that they tend to do the same things over and over until they don’t. If you want a strong customer (or donor) base, you need to cultivate loyalty. The methods to do so require consistent tending and upkeep. Read more
    Christina Metcalf and edited by Julie Carroll
    Wednesday, July 6, 2022
    Hiring 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 for a DIY solution, you need to know the basics of grant writing. Follow the tips provided in this article. Read more
    Christina Metcalf and edited by Julie Carroll
    Wednesday, June 29, 2022
    If you’re interested in ways to reach more people, and you’re ready to start maximizing technology, it’s time to look at these business solutions... Read more
    Christina Metcalf and edited by Julie Carroll
    Wednesday, June 22, 2022
    In this challenging time, while you are dealing with your own concerns over stretching your paycheck, we want to share some things you might not realize. Read more
    Christina Metcalf and edited by Julie Carroll
    Wednesday, June 15, 2022
    We know you’re stressed and anxious, but we are here for you. Small businesses like yours are the backbone of our community and our country. You are not in this alone even though it can feel that way as a business owner. Read more
    Christina Metcalf and edited by Julie Carroll
    Friday, June 3, 2022
    It’s that time of year again and many of us are preparing for a return to normal when it comes to the seasonal onslaught of tourism. Even with high transportation costs people are traveling and still—hopefully—buying. If you’d like to attract more tourists to your place of business, here’s how you can prepare. Read more
    Christina Metcalf and edited by Babs Knowles
    Wednesday, May 11, 2022
    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 better than the other. We aren’t all 5-stars all the time. Read this quick article to see how to improve your customer service. Read more