Every day I meet with businesses of varying sizes, industries, structures and challenges. As with most things, there is no easy button for the challenges our member businesses face, but the Columbus Chamber can help. I’d like to share one...
So you’ve changed careers. Or maybe you’ve just shifted a few times, jumping every so often into a new, but related position as your career has unfolded. Or perhaps you have a diverse set of interests and have picked...
When people think of building their own brand, they think of logos and taglines, but I’m talking about building your own brand. What is your own identity as a contributor to your field? What makes you important and relevant...
As an entrepreneur, you’re focused on your business, but public policy can drastically affect your ability to grow. Don’t have time to keep tabs on what’s happening in the halls of government? That’s OK…we do. The Columbus Chamber wants to...
As a part of the Columbus Chamber’s talent team, I always take note of common themes out in the field. Most recently an issue that pops up is retention. So what’s the key to not letting them slip away? Become...
Once your business begins to thrive, it’s not uncommon to set your sights beyond the horizon and start thinking about growth. A common stumbling block for small businesses is they only think about going from “small” to “large” and...
The retail industry is in a state of transformation. Thousands of store locations are closing as consumers migrate from brick-and-mortar shopping to e-commerce. What are the next steps for retailers and the businesses that support them? Panic? Close up shop? Put...
Small businesses have been elevating their local economy by encouraging consumers to shop in their neighborhoods. Of course shopping local benefits the shop owner, but there is a bigger impact than just that. Shopping local helps impact our community,...