Category Archive: Business Organizations

Jul 09 2012

Your Chamber of Commerce: What They Do for Businesses and How You Can Benefit

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Raymond Burns and Michael Lindsey of the Rogers-Lowell Area Chamber of Commerce in Rogers, Arkansas share the important details of the work a chamber of commerce does in this episode of Business: Engaged! They also discuss the current legislation in the works that directly affects small businesses.

A chamber of commerce is often the first place a business connects in a community. However, they do more than host networking groups and send out welcome packets. How much do you know about what they do?

In this episode of Business: Engaged!, we talk with Raymond Burns and Michael Lindsey of the Rogers-Lowell Area Chamber of Commerce in Rogers, Arkansas. They explain what a chamber of commerce does and how membership can benefit a business.

One important role that a chamber of commerce serves is influencing legislation that affects economic development and business regulation. They’ll update us on what members are saying and how lawmakers are responding.

Episode airs on Thursday, August 15, 2013 at 2:30 p.m. CST.

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This is an encore presentation of Episode 12.
The episode aired originally July 9, 2012.

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Episode 12

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May 28 2012

Where to SCORE Some Reliable Small Business Advice

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Pete Rathmell, former SCORE chapter chair and volunteer counselor, talks about the benefits of SCORE mentoring to the small business community.

Have you ever wondered where to go when you have questions about that next step or even the first step in business ownership? Maybe you’ve been looking for a place to volunteer your time and your passion is working with entrepreneurs. SCORE might just be the answer for both.score-logoMany entrepreneurs turn to SCORE for advice. SCORE is a volunteer organization funded by the U.S. Small Business Administration that provides free small business advice. I spent six years with the organization as a counselor although today they would refer to us as mentors. If you are familiar with SCORE, you might remember that SCORE was an acronym for Service Corps of Retired Executives. Their tag line in recent years was Counselors to America’s Small Business.

On this episode of Business: Engaged!, I take a walk down memory lane with fellow former SCORE mentor and good friend, Pete Rathmell. He was with SCORE for ten years and served as a chapter chair for Northwest Arkansas’ top-ranked local chapter. We share the struggles and thrills of mentoring small business owners who were standing on the threshold of the most challenging experience of their lives.SCORE is a great resource for start-ups but it is also a great source of advice for all phases of your business.

If you’d like to learn more about SCORE and get a mentor for yourself, visit their website at SCORE.org. You can locate a SCORE chapter near you to get a mentor you can meet with face-to-face or sign up for e-mail mentoring. And the new generation of SCORE fully utilizes social media so connect with them via Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. You can find their social media links at their website.

Episode airs on Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at 8:00 a.m. CST.

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This is an encore presentation of Episode 6.
The episode aired originally May 28, 2012.

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Episode 6

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