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6 Resources and Tips to Make Your Holiday Business Better

By kroetter_kroetter@troyohiochamber.com | October 26, 2020

Concern over the holiday shopping season is one that’s looming large on most business owners’ minds.  Will it be a good one? Can it be so good that it makes up for a disappointing spring and summer? If you’re concerned about these things, you’re not alone. And there are things you can do to make…

4 Must-have’s for an Awesome Business Newsletter

By kroetter_kroetter@troyohiochamber.com | September 2, 2020

Do you have a business newsletter? If you don’t, what’s holding you back? Is content the issue? Are you just not sure what you’re going to tell your customers in every newsletter? Newsletters are a great way to stay connected with your audience, especially if you have a long buying process or you run a…

Should You Take a Political or Social Stance with Your Business?

By kroetter_kroetter@troyohiochamber.com | June 23, 2020

This question has been asked for as long as there have been businesses and differences of opinion. Recently, this topic has been brought to a head with the black lives matter movement. It used to be that taking “no stance” was the safest. But with the death of George Floyd, there are many individuals who…

How To Build A Tribe For Your Business

By kroetter_kroetter@troyohiochamber.com | May 20, 2020

Have you ever noticed that there are influencers on social media who mention an item and no sooner than they do it sells out? The cynical side of me believes there are certain people out there who could talk about how chic dust bunnies are and suddenly there’d be a host of people growing their…

4 ways to pull stories out of your customers

4 Ways to Pull Great Stories Out of Your Customers

By sa99_2386 | November 13, 2019

Storytelling makes for amazing marketing because people don’t realize they’re being marketed to. They’re pulled into the story. They develop an emotional attachment to your business and they stick around for the resolution. Good storytelling casts your customers as the heroes of their stories. You want their successes and triumphs to be told because you…

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How to Host a Live @ 5 – Business After Hours

By sa99_2386 | October 11, 2019

Are you looking to meet local business owners, or introduce your new business, products, or services to the community? A mixer is an excellent way to get together in person and gain new contacts. If you want to gain more exposure for your business and increase your company’s brand awareness, consider hosting a chamber mixer.…

4 Powerful Ways the Chamber Provides Solutions for Small Business Owners

4 Powerful Ways the Chamber Provides Solutions for Small Business Owners

By sa99_2386 | July 29, 2019

In a recent survey by Daysmart Software, 54% of small business owners admitted to being worried about making enough money. Making money is a common concern because not only does it factor in bringing in enough clients or customers but also ensuring your products or services are priced right and negotiating any cash flow problems.…

How to Succeed in Influencer Marketing without Being Annoying

By sa99_2386 | July 12, 2019

The internet is a bonus and a bane to most people. You can research anything, get your message out inexpensively, connect with people around the globe, and entertain yourself for hours. But it also has created a need for itself. It has a constant hunger for content. It provides a large bullhorn for people to…

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5 Things You Do That Turn Customers Off

By sa99_2386 | June 28, 2019

One of the things marketing consultants and business coaches will tell you is to be yourself on social media and in your blogging. Let your tone come through and allow people to get to know you. Your personality will help you stand out. And it does, whether you have a good one or a bad one.…

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4 Steps to Reworking Your Personal Brand

By sa99_2386 | May 14, 2019

Personal branding is incredibly important these days. If you’re not marketing yourself and your career as part of your brand, you should be. Your personal image is critical to your business because customers and potential customers want to do business with people they know, like, and trust. Expanding your personal brand can help you connect…

March Safety News – OSHA Increases Fines

By sa99_2386 | March 28, 2019

OSHA Increases Fines Again  By: Gary W. Hanson In 2016 OSHA started to index the fines they would issue as a result of a specific violation to the annual inflation index. Up to that time the fine for a serious violation was $7,000 maximum and for willful $120,000 maximum. These fines had stayed steady up…

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How to Create a Value Proposition That Matters to Your Customer

By sa99_2386 | January 28, 2019

If you spend a lot of time around sales and marketing folks you’ve undoubtedly heard of the term “unique value proposition (UVP).” It’s essential in differentiating yourself from the competition and yet so many businesses don’t really know what it means. How do you find and communicate yours and why do you need to? A…

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