Chamber Blog--Positioning For Success
As people move to online stores to find local food, farmers are expanding their options for consumers with online stores and state-sponsored apps!
We need complexity to navigate complexity. I call this the chewing gum method. You know: what's the best way to remove a wad of chewing gum that you've just stepped into from the bottom of your shoe? More chewing gum! The same goes for navigating complexity. Apply creativity, a complex system, to navigate these complex times.
Chris Cavanaugh, founder and partner of the Magellan Strategy Group offers six steps for planning a post-covid-19 marketing recovery.
Chris Cavanaugh of The Megellan Group
These are difficult times and the hardest part is waiting for the processes for funding to be worked out. I find myself in a unique position of hearing the frustration on both sides--the businesses and the lending organizations. What I do know is that no one wants businesses to fail, people to go hungry, or people to lose their lease.
When you hear the phrase “building team culture” you might envision lively office parties and team lunches, but with geographically-distributed teams and 70% of the world’s workforce working remotely, culture in the future of work means thinking beyond the physical office. With more companies than ever having to figure out how to implement remote work, having a great relationship with your team is key.
A new year brings new opportunity. As we celebrate the 2nd year of the Tax Cuts Jobs Act, small businesses are well positioned to grow and prosper.
Ashley D. Bell
According to recent results of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce & MetLife Small Business Index (SBI), a quarterly survey of 1,000 small business owners nationwide,* optimism is at an all-time high. This rise in business confidence points to a rebound in the national outlook and reflects the highest levels yet recorded in this survey's seven quarters, to date. Let's see why and what you can apply to your business.
Americans are ready to spend this holiday season. Deloitte’s 26th annual survey of holiday spending reports that three out of five consumers plan to spend the same or more this year compared to last.
By Rieva Lesonsky, Contributing Writer, SmallBizTrends.com
Learn why Holiday Pop-Up Markets are a great way to market your business, establish your small business in the community, reach new customers, and make extra sales.
Annie Pilon of Retail Trends
Each year the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) celebrates, connects, and empowers service members during National Veterans Small Business Week (NVSBW), November 4-8, 2019. This marks the sixth annual NVSBW. McDowell Chamber is proud to support and honor our local veteran entrepreneurs and want to encourage our community to do likewise.