Now that fall is definitely in the air, the change of season brings a renewed sense of purpose and enthusiasm. And activity is everywhere!
Football games (high school, college, and pro) are upon us and local restaurants are promoting specials for sports enthusiasts. Schools are well back in session and so are myriad after-school activities with clubs, sports, and shows on the horizon. And your local town also started promoting upcoming events to fill the calendar.
The excitement accompanying this time of year is contagious. Local business organizations, such as your area Chamber of Commerce, Kiwanis Club, and even local town alliance groups, often take the summer off and are now preparing a full roster of meetings, events, and activities. As a small business in your community, you should consider becoming involved (or involved once more) in these area groups.
We’ve discussed in previous blogs about the importance of becoming involved in your local organizations – from attending monthly Chamber meetings to getting involved in local events for small businesses. I cannot overemphasize the need to lend support and show enthusiasm for your town and your fellow entrepreneurs.
Volunteer behind the scenes for the next event. You are sure to get to know the movers and shakers of your organization, and I guarantee there is wealth of knowledge just waiting to be tapped. Offer to speak at the next round-robin of local business sessions, too. It’s good to share news and show others what you are doing so you can all benefit from shared experiences.
But there is much more to local meetings than the meet-and-greet aspect. These gatherings allow you to learn more about issues facing your town and, potentially, your small business. From construction news (both residential or commercial), utility company changes (that could affect property values), or upcoming events, such as a hometown hero returning to the area, these types of local happenings are announced and discussed at community meetings. When you attend, you not only make your presence known, you get to know what’s going on and how you can best prepare for the future of your small business.
Check out the weekly newspapers (or online listings if your town does not have a regular weekly), which are chock full of announcements for area meetings and upcoming events. And be sure to set time aside to attend your next local small business gathering.
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