You may have not considered it - with the advent of social marketing - and it may seem passé, joining a local Chamber of Commerce, but, the truth is that being a member can be a wonderful opportunity to raise your salon or medi-spa's visibility as well as cultivate new relationships and have fun.
A Chamber of Commerce is a paid, member-based networking organization that promotes the agendas and shared interests of businesses and business owners in a specific geographical area.
Here are ten benefits that you can take advantage of - no matter how large or small your beauty salon or medi-spa is.
1. INVESTING IN YOURSELF STRENGTHENS THE COMMUNITY
Help to nurture a strong business climate in your community that supports attracting and retaining the best and brightest operators, employees, customers, and investors.
2. NETWORK FOR FUN AND PROFIT
Maximize your business prospects by connecting socially with customers and suppliers and creating new connections at our many effective, high-energy networking events.
3. HAVE A VOICE WITH GOVERNMENT
Your Chamber of Commerce has a vital role with government as an advocate and ‘thought’ and policy leader for business interests in your local region. It is perhaps the most behind-the-scenes, and most important, role your Chamber plays – fighting for the success of our business community through reduced government interference while optimizing their support.
4. GAIN POWERFUL ONLINE SUPPORT
Your business is most likely to appear on the first pages of internet search engines by being part of the Chamber’s online business directory.
5. TARGET YOUR MARKETING TO MEMBERS
Promote your business cost-effectively to the Chamber membership, representing a large core of stable businesses already dedicated to the local economy.
6. GET YOUR INFORMATION CLOSER TO THE SOURCE
Position yourself to be proactive by learning about new developments, policy changes and trends from high-level sources through Chamber connections which are passed along through our communications tools.
7. ENJOY DISCOUNTED BUSINESS SERVICES
Our negotiated member-to-member and other cost saving deals will help reduce your day-to-day expenses – from insurance to payroll services, group health to gas and merchant card services.
8. YOU CAN INFLUENCE CHAMBER POLICY
As a member, your voice is important and what you say impacts Chamber policy. Chamber directors you elect will listen to the issues that most deeply impact your business, creating policies that guide the Chamber’s advocacy efforts and work plans.
9. GET SMART
Keep your skills sharp by attending our business seminars and professional development workshops.
10. PROMOTE YOURSELF
Share your company’s news through a weekly ‘Newsline’ newsletter, social media and email outs.
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