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Are You Ready for These 3 Workplace Trends?

By Kathi Roetter | August 2, 2022

Workplace trends come and go like snack carts, but these trends may very well revolutionize the way we work because they are just so darn appealing to most employees. But before we go into these workplace trends, know that they are not for everyone. Your business may not be able to function if you put…

5 Ways to Level Up Your Small Biz Marketing

By Kathi Roetter | July 14, 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: List Building You need an email list. It’s the best way to stay in touch with your customers, nurture them into a sale, and then remind them to come back. The…

The State of Small Business

By Kathi Roetter | June 20, 2022

The State of Small Business The chamber is the Voice of Business and as the Voice of Business, there’s something we feel the need to express to everyone in this community. Inflation is being felt everywhere, from Fortune 500 companies to solopreneurs just starting out.   However, the difference between large-scale companies and smaller ones…

36 Creative Ways to Bring More Attention to Your Business

By Kathi Roetter | March 29, 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…

3 Creative Ways to Become Top of Mind

By Kathi Roetter | March 13, 2022

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.   Imagine you have a free evening, and you want to go out to eat. It doesn’t matter how amazing the food is at the new place down…

TikTok Basics for Business

By Kathi Roetter | February 28, 2022

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…

Three Tips to Make Sure You’re Ready to Lead

By jfiegl_jfiegl@troyohiochamber.com | February 18, 2022

All successful leaders are always prepared for action. Remaining “on your toes” and ready to spring into action is a key trait of someone who is ready to lead a team to greatness. Here are three tips from the Troy Area Chamber of Commerce on staying ready to lead at all times:  Tip #1: Always…

Job Descriptions: 5 Tips To Make Yours Standout

By jfiegl_jfiegl@troyohiochamber.com | February 4, 2022

The past two years have brought about a lot of change in business. But many companies haven’t reevaluated their job descriptions. Every time they have a position to fill, they search a hard drive (or folder) and post it. This won’t keep you competitive in the employment arena. While there are basic elements you need…

Return to Networking in 2022

By jfiegl_jfiegl@troyohiochamber.com | January 12, 2022

By Jenna Kay Fiegl It’s a new year full of promise for growth, networking, and the ability to get back into the community. If you’ve started a new goal such as eating healthy, or joining a gym, way to go! New year’s resolutions may look a little different if you’re a small business owner. Maybe…

A Sit Down With Dungan & LeFevre

By Kathi Roetter | January 8, 2022

We had the pleasure of sitting down with one of our presenting sponsors for, *An Evening with Tim Tebow: Be Inspired*, Sarah Worley. Sarah is the President & Managing Partner at Dungan & LeFevre-Attorneys. “It’s not very often when in a smaller community we could have such a big name speaker. So, of course we…

Take the Friction Out of Doing Business with You

By Kathi Roetter | August 2, 2021

Do you want more customers? Then you need to remove the friction behind doing business with you. Even if you have great customer service, support, and sales, you may have unknown friction that exists before you see the face of your customer. Luckily, you can smooth that out with content. Here are two problems you…

Free (or nearly so) Training for Your Employees

By Kathi Roetter | July 9, 2021

Brownie Wise (the saleswoman behind the success of Tupperware) said, “If you want to build a business, build the people.” This is incredibly important but now more than ever. With the hiring shortage going on, you must do something to make your business stand out and helping potential employees understand they can have a career…

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