Events to Help Your Business Grow
Join me at some of the following events:
Wednesday, July 7,
7:00 - 9:00 a.m.
Presented by The
Greater San Antonio Chamber of Commerce at the
Petroleum Club, 8620 N. New Braunfels, Energy Bldg.,
7th Floor. Join me as I emcee The Largest
Networking Event for Small Business in San Antonio.
Click here to register for the event or call 229-
2119 (Tell them I sent you, please?)
Tuesday, July 13,
5:30 until we
by the Radisson Hill Country Resort
and Spa and yours truly - FREE, no RSVP needed.
Just show up, relax, and meet some new friends.
Friday, July 14,
9 -10:30 a.m.
BIG STRATEGIES FOR SMALL BUSINESS
Presented by The BottomLine at the Greater
Chamber's Small Business Resource Center - FREE
RSVP to 210-392-3309
Wednesday, July 15,
MARKETING BAG OF TOOLS
Presented by The BottomLine
at the Greater Chamber's Small Business Resource
Center - FREE
RSVP to 210-392-3309
Tuesday July 27,
For seminars custom-created for your business...
7:00 - 8:30 a.m.
THE IMPORTANCE OF THE NORTHWEST
AREA'S GREEN SPACE
Presented by the
Greater Chamber's Northwest Area Business Council,
at O. P. Schnabel Park, 9606 Bandera (look for the
signs). Chamber Members - $10.00, Prospective
Members - $15.00. Register at www.sachamber.org or call 308-2011.
What are your plans for the 4th? Backyard
cookouts, fireworks, swimming parties, watermelon
and hand cranked ice cream? Whatever you do, be
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|Tips for a Successful Business
This is Tip #7 for creating a successful business.
Be Seen as an Expert. Want to be
seen as an expert? If you have an area of expertise,
here are some suggestions to show off your abilities:
Teach a class. Offer your topics to
the community education department at your local
school district. These classes don't pay much, but
the exposure is wonderful. If you are a member of
the Greater San Antonio Chamber of Commerce, you
can present on a variety of topics at the Small
Business Resource Center (308-2014). The trick
here is to offer some real help, not just
Donate your services. No matter
what your area, there is a non-profit that can
benefit from your help. Provide your service free of
charge in return for using the non-profit as a
Provide a sample. Some years ago, I
received a newsletter from a person I had met during
a networking event. I created a mock-up of a
newsletter and showed it to him. He loved the first
page, but when he turned it over the flip side was
blank. I explained, with a grin, "If you want the rest,
you'll have to pay for it." As a result, he paid me to
produce his newsletter for over a year.
Give potential clients samples of your work and let
them know how to obtain more of your product or
Do a newsletter. Include short
articles related to your area of expertise and send
the newsletter out to your email list or postal mailing
list. If you need help writing or don't know how to
put a newsletter together, contract with a writer or
desktop publisher. Send it out once a month. (It
works for me.) If you don't want to commit to
a regular newsletter, pitch your article ideas to a
local newspaper or webzine.
Consider the time and money you spend on these
activities part of your advertising budget. You'll find
they pay off in ways you never anticipated.
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|Lunch and Learn about WebGenius
On July 7, 13, 20 or 27th, join us
for a free Lunch and Learn about WebGenius.
Learn how you can use this online marketing tool kit
to quickly, easily and affordably reach customers and
potential customers with timely, relevant news and
information on your products and services.
Designed for the small business, now anyone with
basic typing skills can: manage their online presence,
build an invaluable electronic file of customers and
their preferences, electronically mail preformatted
information and promotions, and offer items for sale
on their website. What better way to keep good
customers coming back? RSVP to 210-392-3309 or to
Want to chill out with friends after a hard day at
work? Join us on Tuesday, July 13, at the Feeding
Frenzy at the Radisson Hill Country Resort and Spa
This is a FREE relaxed (non-Chamber-
affiliated) networking opportunity, with an outdoor
cookout compliments of the Radisson. Come join us!
Tuesday, July 13, 5:30 PM until we feel like leaving.
|A Chance to Participate...
We've been asked to contribute to important ethics
research conducted by graduate researchers at
Please click on the link below. You'll be taken to a
multiple-choice survey that should involve no more
than ten minutes of your valuable time. The survey is
an inventory of ethical values and it is entirely
anonymous. Your input is invaluable!
If you would like a copy of the results of the ETHICS
IN BUSINESS survey, Lisa Calhoun (graduate
student) and Dr. Anita Leffel (research director)
invite you to contact them at email@example.com
or firstname.lastname@example.org. You'll be provided with a link to
the final results.
Here's the direct link to the survey and thanks for
||Ethics in Business Survey
|Focus on Business Growth
- Do you have a clear growth strategy for your
- Can you articulate that strategy to others?
Do you have trouble prioritizing when faced with the
competing demands of customers, employees, limited
resources, and dwindling time?
Focus on Business Growth from The
BottomLine is a succinct, but highly effective one-on-
one three-hour strategic solution for the small
business owner. It will quickly help you clarify your
options and rank your priorities. Led by veteran
business strategists and marketing consultants, you'll
leave with greater insight and practical next steps on
your path to growth.
For more information, click on the link below to visit
The BottomLine or call 210-392-3309.
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