Business Development University Seminars

Business Development University seminars, designed specifically for small businesses, are 2-hour courses offered every month through the Tri-City Regional Chamber. A wide variety of topics are covered, such as marketing, customer service, taxes, human resource topics, social media, and more.  Business Development University seminars are taught by Regional Chamber members who have expertise in their particular field.

August Business Development University
Tell Your Story - Make More Money!
Growing your customer base can be hard work, but your best source for new customers is referrals from current, happy customers or clients. Few business owners ask for referrals as an ongoing marketing strategy even though small businesses generally have a limited advertising budget. Discover creative ideas to increase profits through low cost, high impact communications strategies to grow sales through repeat business, referrals and raving fans.
Learn from a panel of local experts on how to:
  • Identify what makes a great story and how to turn an exceptional customer experience into increased profits.
  • Grow your community of fans through social media (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, Google+).
  • Create press releases that command attention.
Presented by:
Evan Burt (Sharehouse Coffee)
Carlos Martinez (Dura-Shine Clean Company)
LoAnn Ayers (WSU Tri-Cities)
Steve Garrido (The Alley Public House and Brews)

Date and Time:
Thursday, August 28, 2014
1 – 3 pm

Location:
Tri-Cities Business & Visitor Center
Bechtel Board Room

$25 Regional Chamber members, $35 Non-members
RSVP by Wednesday, August 27, 2014 online or call 509.736.0510
Light refreshments will be served. 


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Upcoming:

September Business Development University

Time Management: 8 Habits to Achieve Your Priorities Every Day 

Throughout the work day, interruptions and distractions may hijack your valuable time, diverting your time, energy and resources from achieving your most important goals. How do you remain organized and stay productive on what matters most to you and your organization? Whether you are spread thin over numerous tasks, have way too many interruptions or realize at the end of the day that time “got away from you,” this workshop will provide the time management solutions you desperately need. 

Attend this workshop to learn about:
  • Best processes for leveraging your time to achieve your goals.
  • Effective techniques to overcome the main time bandits that divert your energy and attention.
  • Maximizing the first two hours of your day and scheduling appointments with yourself.

Presented by:
Paul Casey, Growing Forward Services


Date and Time:
Thursday, September 25, 2014
1 – 3 pm

Location:
Tri-Cities Business & Visitor Center
Bechtel Board Room

$25 Regional Chamber members, $35 Non-members
RSVP by Wednesday, September 24, 2014 online or call 509.736.0510
Light refreshments will be served.

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