There are some great opportunities for self – promotion when you join your local chamber of commerce. Some of these opportunities, such as the chance to regularly meet and work with other local business owners who, obviously, represent your target market and inclusion in the chamber’s directory, result simply from membership however the real benefits flow from participating in the chamber’s activities.
Market Your Business Through Your Local Chamber
Here are some suggested chamber activities which will enhance your reputation and generate business for you:1. Offer to act as Treasurer or Secretary – these roles will showcase your professional experience and ability and provide you with terrific exposure to all members of the chamber.2. Contribute articles to the chamber’s bulletin or other member publications. The bulletin may include member profiles, or expert business comments or tips from members. The publication of articles of this nature will promote you as the local expert and the person who can solve accounting and bookkeeping problems.3. Without overdoing your voluntary activities and thus taking your focus away from your primary objective, successfully operating your business, you will discover a range of committees which can use your expertise. Your involvement in a committee will lead to your becoming better known locally.4. If you are a confident public speaker, your chamber of commerce, which is always on the lookout for guest speakers, can offer you a platform to speak on a variety of business related subjects which are of interest to members. These subjects could include advice on maintaining financial records, taxation issues or computer based systems. Along with any business advice for other members which you contribute to the chamber bulletin, speaking at a chamber meeting will create the perception that you have substantial expertise in the subject. Of course in this instance, perception and reality are one and the same.5. Of course there is a further benefit which must be stated – you will be helping your own community and this is hard to beat.
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