Chamber Insight connects you to ideas and inspiration from the Madison area. We'll give you ideas and inspiration from local businesses, as well as leaders in our community. The Madison, Indiana area is full of excitement. Find things to do, see, and experience here. It is all within your reach.Results Found: 91Wednesday, January 27, 2021
Scamming business owners are nothing new but we're seeing a rise of scams targeting small businesses via email, website forms, phone calls and even direct mail.
locable.comTuesday, January 26, 2021
The world is full of gurus who will tell you to set some goals, drive action, make it happen. And that’s good advice. But just because you can, doesn’t always mean you should. Launching a new product or service is not something you want to do because you had a wild idea one morning over coffee or in the shower. There’s a lot more that goes into the launching of that product or service. But research and development can be pricey.
Christina R. MetcalfTuesday, January 26, 2021
Who doesn't like free money? That's what small business grants are, right? It could help you pay salaries, buy stock, or reach new customers. While grants are “free” in the sense that you don’t have to pay them back, they’re not handouts. You can’t just go to a website and ask for “1 small business grant please,” and expect to get one. In all cases, you need to apply for a grant, which can take a decent amount of work and effort. Then, you’re up against other small businesses that also want the grant. It’s
Dale Cudmore (digital.com)Friday, January 1, 2021
This year has been a little more difficult to figure out new year’s resolutions. Part of that is because we’re all still reeling from the “lessons” we learned in 2020. Even the best prepared businesses lacked preparation for a global pandemic. Still, the new year is a great time to reexamine what you’ve been doing and how it can get better. Here are a few ideas:
Christina R. MetcalfMonday, April 6, 2020
Be honest. Do you love or hate video conferencing? There's nothing more awkward than dialing in to a conference call only to find out it's a video conference call and you haven't showered since the weekend.
Christina R. MetcalfTuesday, March 24, 2020
Working from home is an ideal that many people have longed for but the reality of it can be disenchanting. It takes some special skills to make it work. In this article we will cover four simple things you can do to make working at home easier on everyone. If you lead a team or you're the owner of a business, you have additional challenges when heading up a remote team during a global pandemic. We have some suggestions to help with that too.
Christina R. MetcalfThursday, March 19, 2020
If you have had time to look in your email inbox recently, it's likely cluttered with messages from big brands telling you what they’re doing as we're facing the global pandemic of COVID-19. The point behind these communications is to quell fear and reassure people that it’s safe to patronize these businesses. If you have a physical location, it's likely you need to write one too. People are scared and when fear is a motivator, logic goes out the window. Business owners must convey important messaging to
Christina R. MetcalfWednesday, December 18, 2019
Today, as a business professional, you're expected to give a certain amount of your knowledge away for free. It's simply the professional standard. While we can argue whether you should do this or not, the truth is much of your competition is probably already offering free content and other benefits of their knowledge. If you don't do the same, you will lose out.
Christina R. GreenMonday, November 11, 2019
If you haven’t already, it’s time to ramp up your businesses and attract new customers, because there’s no better time to grow your business than the holiday season. Right now, people are scouring the internet for unique gifts—and your products or services can be one of them! Let’s dive right in. Here are four things you can do to boost your sales and attract these gift-hunters during the holiday season: