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Edafio Technology Partners Offers Customized Cloud Solutions to Optimize Business Efficiency

Posted by: Edafio Technology Partners on Monday, September 14, 2020

Edafio Technology Partners help build, support & protect their clients’ businesses through implementing and optimizing IT consulting and management, cloud computing, and cybersecurity solutions and healthcare consulting across multiple industries in Arkansas.

Small Business Council Announces Leadership Change

Posted by: Justin Freeman on Wednesday, August 12, 2020

The Small Business Council of the Rogers-Lowell Area Chamber of Commerce has a new Chair for the remainder of 2020.

A Measured Approach to Growing and Selling Your Business

Posted by: Carol Gresham on Thursday, July 16, 2020

Guest Blog Post by Carol Gresham, CBI Team

Four Tips for Sustaining Business During Coronavirus

Posted by: SpotOn on Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Guest Blog Post by SpotOn

Member Businesses Find Ways to Thrive Despite Pandemic

Posted by: Justin Freeman on Wednesday, July 8, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has created a culture of hyper awareness when it comes to health and wellness. It has also made our community acutely aware of the challenges that come with the supply chain in a global marketplace. These member businesses share their stories below.

Five Questions to Ask Before Selling Your Business

Posted by: Carol Gresham, CBI Team on Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Guest Blog Post by Carol Gresham, CBI Team

Creating New Revenue Streams During The Pandemic

Posted by: SpotOn on Monday, June 29, 2020

Guest Blog Post by SpotOn

As the COVID-19 pandemic lingers on, business operators continue to face disruption in their operations directly affecting their revenue.

Small Businesses Finding Success with Creative Entrepreneurism

Posted by: Justin Freeman on Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Small business owners who are meeting the needs of customers during a period of social distancing, fear and uncertainty are certainly earning their stripes as entrepreneurs.

Chamber's 2020 Small Business Council Advocates for the Small Business Community

Posted by: Justin Freeman on Friday, May 8, 2020

The Small Business Council (SBC) is a committee of the Rogers-Lowell Area Chamber of Commerce. Established in 2005, the purpose of the SBC is to serve as an advocate for the small business community in and around Northwest Arkansas. Committee members are volunteers who work in and with small businesses within our community. These members take an active role in shaping Chamber programming designed solely for the benefit of the small business community.

Small Businesses and Sole Proprietors May be Eligible for a Payroll Protection Loan from the Federal Government

Posted by: Robert Porter on Thursday, April 9, 2020

Guest Blog Post by Robert Porter of Hudson Cisne & Co. LLP

Visit Rogers Launches Online Marketing Academy to Help Grow Your Business

Posted by: Justin Freeman on Wednesday, April 1, 2020

When face-to-face interactions are almost impossible, clear online customer communication is critical.

5 Essential Elements of High-Quality Network Support

Posted by: JustinFreeman on Tuesday, May 28, 2019
Guest Blog Post by Todd Nielsen of JMARK Business Solutions A reliable network can make the difference between growing your profits and losing customers in today's competitive markets. You depend on a strong network infrastructure to maintain ...

4 Common Outlook Issues and Steps to Fix Them

Posted by: JustinFreeman on Monday, September 17, 2018
Guest Blog Post Courtesy of Anton Lisun with JMARK Business SolutionsAs a technician, there are several programs I cannot do my job successfully without. Within that list, Microsoft Outlook is hard to beat out of the top spot. Many see Outlook as ...

5 Steps to Taming Your Inbox

Posted by: JustinFreeman on Wednesday, August 29, 2018
Guest Blog Post by Ryan Porter of JMARK Business Solutions, Inc. (originally posted at JMARK.com)Back in 2012, I had allowed my inbox to become a scary unmanageable mess with over 60k messages in my inbox alone, not including my overly complicated ...

Why and How Small Business Should Attract Millennials

Posted by: JustinFreeman on Monday, April 9, 2018
Guest blog post by On Time LogisticsThe Millennial generation, or adults ranging from 18 to 34, is influencing the economy, and, in turn, how retailers operate. They have become the primary target in advertising and business strategies just as the ...

10 Steps to Start Your Business

Posted by: JustinFreeman on Tuesday, January 9, 2018
Originally posted by SBA.gov (https://www.sba.gov/business-guide/10-steps-start-your-business/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=organic_social&utm_campaign=new_year_new_)Starting a business involves planning, making key financial decisions, ...

Houston, we have a problem…or do we?

Posted by: JustinFreeman on Wednesday, January 3, 2018
Guest Blog by Charlie Barton of Barton Consulting, LLCThose four words, “Houston, we have a problem,” have become part of our cultural language. We often use the phrase when we encounter an unforeseen problem. As small business owners ...

How to Solve Business Problems Like a 5-Year-Old

Posted by: JustinFreeman on Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Guest Blog by Charlie Barton of Barton Consulting, LLC (originally posted at https://barton-consultingllc.com/2017/11/13/solve-business-problems-like-a-5-year-old/)We all have problems. What we don’t all have is a proven and consistent way to ...

Buying A Business: The Right Way

Posted by: JustinFreeman on Tuesday, November 28, 2017
Guest Blog by Carol Gresham, Confidential Business IntermediaryNeedless to say, buying a business requires much thought, understanding of the process, and money.To be successful long-term, your spouse/partner should be involved in discussing the ...

Questions to Ask Before Selling Your Business

Posted by: JustinFreeman on Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Guest Blog by Carol Gresham, Confidential Business IntermediaryAfter the initial conversation, what are the questions to ask yourself before deciding to sell your business?Is my business ready to sell? The normal requirement is to have three years ...

Are you happy with the processes that drive your business success?

Posted by: JustinFreeman on Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Guest Blog by Barton Consulting (originally posted at https://barton-consultingllc.com/2017/10/30/do-you-use-routines-in-your-business/)Do you use routines in your business? I bet that you do. You see, routines are the actions we take to get stuff ...

Selling OR Buying a Business? Here are Some Tips

Posted by: JustinFreeman on Friday, November 3, 2017
Guest Blog by Carol Gresham, Confidential Business IntermediaryBuying OR Selling a Business is more than just listing your business for sale or searching for a business to purchase.Today let’s discuss the aspect of simply thinking about ...

Movement is Medicine, Especially for Small Business Owners

Posted by: JustinFreeman on Friday, October 6, 2017
Guest Blog by Blake Butler, DC, of Chiropractic, Acupuncture, & Metabolic Professionals, PLLCMovement is such a simple concept. Yet, we do not get enough movement to nourish our joints, build stronger bones, and reduce the risk for ...

Six steps to securing your email

Posted by: JustinFreeman on Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Guest Blog from The Computer HutIs your company's email providing a tempting route for cyber criminals to attack your business? Hackers continue to target businesses with phishing attacks. Once opened, these malicious email messages can hijack an ...

ASBTDC Helps Woof and Wander Get Its Paws Off the Ground

Posted by: JustinFreeman on Thursday, September 7, 2017
The Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center (ASBTDC) assisted one of Rogers’ newest businesses, Woof and Wander, by offering guidance on its business plan, providing market research, and giving them knowledge on how to start ...

Looking Ahead: 5 Tips to Work Smarter, Not Harder

Posted by: JustinFreeman on Thursday, August 24, 2017
Guest Blog Post from Arvest BankWhat is your business hoping to accomplish in 2018? Whether you are looking to build upon your successes or make improvements, you can move things in the right direction by clearly outlining your goals for both the ...

Four Tips for Getting Your Small Business Products and Services in Front of Decision Makers

Posted by: JustinFreeman on Thursday, August 17, 2017
By Guest Blogger Chelsea Segal (originally posted on coxblue.com)“ABC. Always be closing.” Even if you haven’t seen Alec Baldwin in the 1992 classic Glengarry Glen Ross, you’ve probably heard this advice or something similar ...

Introducing Hustle in Heels: Ladies Lead NWA Program

Posted by: JustinFreeman on Tuesday, August 8, 2017
The Rogers-Lowell Area Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce the new Hustle in Heels: Ladies Lead NWA program. Designed for professional business women in Northwest Arkansas, this new program will offer business and personal networking and ...

Googling Your Business Can Help Improve Your Marketing Strategy

Posted by: JustinFreeman on Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Small business owners have a lot on their plate, and not everyone has time to see what their business looks like from a consumer's perspective online. However, searching for your business on Google is a great way to see if you are getting the most ...

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