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Monday, October 22, 2018
The Chamber provides resources to local businesses to help you succeed, with a focus on creating a strong thriving community. We encourage local entrepreneurs to stop in and get acquainted and learn more about what we offer. Sometimes learning from other's mistakes will keep you from having similar problems. Read more from Cindy and what she refers to when she looks back as her biggest regret in ...read more
Monday, October 15, 2018
The average American spends over 90,000 hours at work , or more than 10 years over the course of their lifetime, which can be seen as either a blessing or a jail sentence, depending on your perspective. Whether you love your job or dread it could be a matter of science - neuroscience that is. Can You 'Choose Happiness'? Scott Crabtree Thinks So Scott Crabtree has dedicated his entire 25-year ...read more
Categories: Business Blog, Economic, Chamber, Human Interest
Monday, October 08, 2018
As the owner of a small-to-medium size business, chances are good that you already spend you time answering countless questions every single day from employees, suppliers, customers, and prospects. The issue here is this - how much time to you spend asking yourself questions about your business? According to the Harvard Business Review, "companies often fail to address the tough questions ...read more
Categories: Business Blog, Chamber, Community, Economic, Human Interest
Monday, October 01, 2018
They say hindsight is 20-20. If you only would have known. As a business owner, you may already have a few things you wish you knew. Would you have hired that one person? Perhaps you would have started your company sooner. While it is important to look back, reflect and learn from these decisions, it is also important to realize that, when you are at the end of your business ownership, your ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Economic, Business Blog, Community
Monday, September 24, 2018
Whether you're dealing with a conflict at home, with your neighbors, or at your place of business, it can be easy to become bogged down in old ways of working through problems. Jay Baer is the author of five New York Times bestseller books and President of the global consulting firm Convince & Convert, and he's made a career out of helping companies learn how to deliver exceptional customer ...read more
Categories: Business Blog, Education, Chamber, General News Article
Monday, September 17, 2018
This is a topic no one wants to talk about--how to handle a business disaster.   No matter what the cause of the business disaster, having a plan in place can mitigate the damage to your business and your business reputation. If you don’t have one, you need to set aside the uncomfortable feelings and get things in order.   6 Steps for an Effective Disaster Recovery Plan for Business Years ...read more
Categories: Business Blog, Chamber, Community, Economic, Education
Monday, September 10, 2018
Do you have an SEO strategy? Maybe not. But you likely know that SEO is an important part of your business getting seen on the internet.   Things change often with search engines so it’s good to have an agency, guru, or SEO expert at close hand. If you can’t afford one of those things for your business, you’ll have to do it on your own and stay abreast of all of the changes. One of those changes ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Fun Facts, Business Blog, Community
Tuesday, September 04, 2018
Human resources professionals will tell you hiring is one of the costliest things you can do in your business. Not only are there the hard costs of salary and benefits but the soft ones of bringing someone up to speed, getting them trained, and fitting into your team. There are also hidden costs of replacing someone who turns out to be the wrong hire and the cost of morale when a bad hire sticks ...read more
Categories: Business Blog, Chamber, Fun Facts
Tuesday, September 04, 2018
Moving to better protect taxpayer data, the Internal Revenue Service announced a new format for individual tax transcripts that will redact personally identifiable information from the Form 1040 series. Check out the following links regarding the IRS News Releases:IR-2018-171:  IRS to introduce new tax transcript to better protect taxpayer data - ...read more
Categories: Business Blog, Chamber, Community, Economic, General News Article
Monday, August 27, 2018
Some people think a chamber membership is all about networking and because of that they see it as obsolete. After all, you can just meet other business people online, right? Search on Facebook and a number of business groups will come up, many geared to a certain profession or business size.   Some of these groups are private so you have to apply to get in. A few even require you to answer ...read more
Categories: Business Blog, Fun Facts, Chamber
Monday, August 20, 2018
Efficiency is key these days as we’re pulled in hundreds of different directions. If running your business seems like a struggle, it’s time to make things easier. Some businesses choose to do that by hiring additional people, but if you don’t have the budget for that right now, there are other things that can be done to help you make the most of the hours in your day.   Outsource. It costs less ...read more
Categories: Business Blog, Chamber, Fun Facts
Friday, August 17, 2018
Ask someone a question they don’t know the answer to and they’ll often “Google” it or they’ll ask an AI like Siri or Alexa for help. Ask someone how to do something they’re unfamiliar with and they’ll probably turn to YouTube for instruction. In a recent article in HubSpot, the author Amanda Zantal-Wiener wrote about a study by Market Intelligence Central that listed the highest visited ...read more
Categories: Business Blog, Education, General News Article
Friday, August 17, 2018
Originally published on JOTFORM.COM If you want to be successful, many experts and life-hackers say you should:Wake up at 6 amTake a cold showerExerciseMeditateJournal and brainstormReview and set goalsRead news and industry sitesConsume inspiring contentEat a protein-rich breakfast Whew. That’s a lot to accomplish before 8 am. I’m not sure when the dogma of morning routines began to spread, ...read more
Categories: Business Blog, Chamber
Friday, August 17, 2018
Montego Pools Swimming Pool Repair Technician  The Montego Pools Swimming Pool Repair Technician is responsible for the Company’s efforts to repair customers’ pool equipment including safety, quality control, customer satisfaction, and profitability.  Duties and Responsibilities include: 1.Acting in a positive and professional manner.2.Assisting CFO and CEO as requested.3.Communicating with ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Wednesday, August 01, 2018
Being a business owner has its rewards and its challenges. If you’ve been in business longer than a hot second, you’ve likely experienced both. Often the freedoms override the dissatisfaction, but if you find that the negatives are wearing on you, don’t get discouraged. The earlier you recognize the most common challenges of business ownership, the more likely you’ll be able to take them in ...read more
Categories: Business Blog, Chamber, Education, Community, General News Article