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Best Ways for Small Business Owners to Promote their Products and Services

Guest Blogger, Mark Turner, President / CEO of the Gilroy Chamber of Commerce offers his “Best Ways for Small Business Owners to Promote their Products and Services”.  Mark Turner is the key executive staff member and oversees the Chamber operations, communications, legislative affairs, and major fund developments. We can all talk about a product we’ve more »

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Best Advice For Small Business Owners

Guest Blogger, Mark Turner, President / CEO of the Gilroy Chamber of Commerce offers his “Best Advice for Small Business Owners”.  Mark Turner is the key executive staff member and oversees the Chamber operations, communications, legislative affairs, and major fund developments. The best advice I can give to small business owners is, talk to other more »

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Blogging becomes part of your everyday life as an Entrepreneur

We teach our children to read at an early age to enhance the learning process.  Certainly, this is true as a small business owner.  To see what the trends are is an important part of knowing what is going on in the world around you.  When I say “trending”, I don’t mean the latest fashions more »

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Is it Easy to Buy from You?

As a small business owner, I ask why experienced business owners have more success than those who have just started.  Part of the answer lies in how you answer the question “Is it easy to buy from you?”  Have you made it as easy as possible for your client to order from you?  Are you more »

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Secrets to a Successful Business

Did you ever wonder what makes some businesses successful and others not so much…… Here are some inside tips on what we’ve learned thus far: Thinking – The way you think makes all the difference.  Do you practice critical thinking?  problem solving?  Are you an optimist? a pessimist? Call it out – What are your more »

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Ideas for New Blog Posts

It’s no secret that blogging is a great way to start and continue conversations relevant to your target audience.  Coming up with new ideas every day… …to some, this may seem like a challenge. Here are some tips to help you come up with fresh ideas everyday: Brainstorm – Jot down some ideas on a more »

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Mentoring is a Small Business Best Practice

Mentoring usually involves at least two parties: the senior mentor and junior protege.  This has nothing to do with age but rather experience. Why do I need a mentor? With a small business, this can prove to be valuable for many reasons.  As a protege, you can gain by developing your professional identity.  Through skill more »

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