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Chamber Blog--Positioning For Success

McDowell Chamber of Commerce is invested in the success of our county and works to create opportunities, facilitate economic growth, and promote our area as an enticing place to live, work, and play. Our goal is also to be an advocate for our businesses and help them thrive and grow. In Positioning For Success, we'll share tips, tools, expert advice, and resources to help you do just that--Thrive & Grow!

Chris Cavanaugh, founder and partner of the Magellan Strategy Group offers six steps for planning a post-covid-19 marketing recovery.

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.

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.

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.

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.

It's the beginning of October and the weather doesn't exactly agree with the calendar just yet, but we’re hopeful. Autumn is approaching, and leaf season travelers are coming to escape city life for a little rural R&R. One of the most popular activities visitors look for are unique farm experiences to enhance their mountain escapades. Here in the foothills, there are plenty of rural farm activities from sheep shearing festivals to hayrides, and apple picking. All are wonderful ways to invite the public to

What is enough? That question recently came up in my women's business group meeting. Our group is made up of women in diverse fields but our goal is to brainstorm ideas for each other to create business, refer each other, and share our skill sets to foster success.

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