• 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 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
    Christina Metcalf; Edited by Babs Knowles
    Tuesday, April 19, 2022
    If you’re a small business, you probably bootstrapped your website content, picking it up here and there, copying what you like from other sites (hopefully not word for word), and adding as you go. That’s the way most small businesspeople do it unless you’re lucky enough to know someone who offered their writing services or have it in your budget to have it written for you. But do you ever wonder if you have the type of content that will transform the casual web visitor into someone who buys? Here are the components you need on your website to ensure more sales conversions. Read more
    Edited by Babs Knowles; Written by Christina Metcalf
    Tuesday, March 29, 2022
    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. Here are a few ideas to help get your business the attention it deserves without breaking your budget. Read more
    Written by Christina Metcalf and Edited by Babs Knowles
    Tuesday, March 22, 2022
    Creating an atmosphere at work where employees and staff know that their health is important leads to better retention and better production. Whether it is mental or physical health, employees need to know that bosses care about their well being. The results will be beneficial to all. See the article for encouraging and inexpensive ways to boost good health at work. Read more
    Christina Metcalf and Edited by Babs Knowles
    Tuesday, March 15, 2022
    Cyberthreats are real now, even for small businesses. You need to budget for, invest in, and actively pursue protection. Here are some suggestions. Read more
    Edited by Babs Knowles
    Tuesday, March 8, 2022
    If you are looking to reach an "Under 35" audience, TikTok is a marketing tool you need to master. These tips will help you get over your initial learning curve. Read more
    Babs Knowles and the SBA
    Thursday, February 24, 2022
    The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering low interest loans to small businesses, agricultural cooperatives and most nonprofits if these entities were affected by floods in March of 2021. The deadline is approaching quickly though, so this press release information is just to serve as a contact and reminder. Read more
    Christina Metcalf and Edited by Babs Knowles
    Tuesday, February 22, 2022
    Whether you are a business or a nonprofit, operating in the public sector or the private one, serving businesses and organizations or serving individuals, established in your sector or just starting out, running an empire or “lone wolfing” it, your audience wants to get to know you better. This article discusses easy ways to allow your customer base to feel like they know you better. Read more
    Christina Metcalf; edited by Babs Knowles
    Tuesday, February 15, 2022
    If you’re like most business owners these days, you’re faced with the fact that increasing prices is inevitable. Even if it pains you to do so, your costs are increasing, and you likely must pass those along to your customers if you want to remain in business. If that’s the case, these ways to increase perceived value should help you both feel better about the necessity of doing so. Read more
    Babs Knowles
    Monday, February 7, 2022
    For your business to succeed, it must come to mind quickly when people have a service or product they need and you provide. How do you increase your chances that when customers get ready to spend their money or make their plans, that your business will be one of the first to come to their minds? Christina Metcalf proves a quick read of helpful hints in this blog. Read more