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6 Things Your Blog Should Be Doing for Your Business

6 Things Your Blog Should Be Doing for Your Business

As a writer I work with a whole lot of people who hate to write. Most people who contact me either don't have the time, desire, or interest to add to their business blog. But what they do have is an appreciation of what a blog can do for their business. Even with all...

The Word On The Street – 7.2.2021

The Word On The Street – 7.2.2021

roundup A Little Bit Gilded is opening on August 7th in the Agora Downtown Market. It will be the second location of Gilded, a Lynchburg gift shop offering a wide selection of cards and gifts. Make sure to stop by and welcome them to Harrisonburg in August!   Did...

Free (or nearly so) Training for Your Employees

Free (or nearly so) Training for Your Employees

Brownie Wise (the saleswoman behind the success of Tupperware) said, “If you want to build a business, build the people.” This is incredibly important but now more than ever. With the hiring shortage going on, you must do something to make your business stand out and...

In Depth with Chris Quinn

In Depth with Chris Quinn

We had the chance to sit down and chat with the new president and CEO for the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Chamber of Commerce, Chris Quinn. We asked how his work history and career led him to this type of work. He comes to the Chamber with experience in government, trade...

New in Town? Tips to Help Your New Business (and you) Fit In.

New in Town? Tips to Help Your New Business (and you) Fit In.

Starting a new business can be challenging, but it can be even more difficult if you are new to the community. In some areas being the “new business (or business owner) on the block” is a designation that doesn’t last long (in large cities with transient populations,...

Do You Have What It Takes to Become an Entrepreneur?

Do You Have What It Takes to Become an Entrepreneur?

Do you have dreams about owning your own business or becoming part of the gig economy? Making your own hours? Working from wherever you want? Then you’re not alone. There are an estimated 582 million entrepreneurs (about 775,000 of them in the US) already working for...

Word On The Street 6.4.2021

roundup There's nothing better than cooling off on a hot summer's day with a refreshing (and energizing!) beverage. Hydro-Quenchers—celebrating their soft opening this weekend on Forest Hill Road—will offer a wide variety of high-energy coffees and drinks. Check out...

4 Spring Cleaning Data Tips for More Sales

4 Spring Cleaning Data Tips for More Sales

While we are quickly heading toward the heat of summer, there’s still time to do some spring cleaning with your data. A nice clean email list can help you make the most of your ecommerce and increase summer sales.   Let’s get started.     Ways to Spruce...