Stop Saying I’m Busy

When People Ask You How You Are, Stop Saying “Busy”​   I am constantly on the lookout for tips and good topics to research to bring to the Chamber Members. When I came across an article on LinkedIn about how we need to stop saying we are “Busy” I paused and reflected that I have

Creating a Dynamic Work Culture

A company’s culture is its identity. Creating workplace cultures that can withstand the uncertainty of changing business models, increase workforce diversity and a flood of technology is a challenge for every employer. Creating a culture where employees are excited to come to work and take ownership of their responsibilities. Great workplace cultures provide a crucial

Business of the Week – New Program

There are many benefits to supporting your local Chamber of Commerce. Membership provides you with networking, advocacy, growth, opportunity, and credibility. One of the most important aspects of your business success is your visibility. Consumers consider visibility equal to credibility. If consumers don’t know who is, they won’t choose your business. Visibility is an investment

Surviving the Business Holiday Slump

The Holiday season is here. Life is busy with family, work and community parties galore. This busy season can have a major impact on your revenue.  Businesses need to be creative to find ways to attract consumers during the holiday slump. 1.           Use the downtime to Brainstorm When we are happy, we are more creative,

Building your Business Brand

There is a strange idea that by joining the local Chamber of Commerce that it is the magic solution to making money and will bring customers running through the doors. Chamber’s offer many advantages to businesses, networking, mailing list, sponsorship and marketing opportunities to assist you in building your brand. However, you as the businesses

Reduce Employee Turnover

Employee turnover is a continual challenge all businesses experience. It is costly for businesses in both time and training. Currently, in the Magic Valley, we have an all-time low unemployment rate of 2.2%. Employees can move from job to job as they seek the best fit, the best pay and the best benefits. Here are

8 Ways to Super-serve Consumers

eBay and Amazon first launched online shopping in 1995. For the past 23 years, retailers have been struggling against a retail Apocalypse.  They have been forced to change at an unprecedented pace to try to keep up with the online shopping trend. We have seen small businesses and big box stores close their doors. All