Stepping up Support for Small Businesses
Description: Local chamber invests in small and home-based businesses by offering
Membership Included, a program that propels community companies into the digital
arena by creating an online platform that promotes them continuously to local
Small and home-based businesses struggle to maintain their footing in the midst of
the current economic downturn. Finding the time and money to develop a strong ad
campaign to promote products and services is the last thing most owners need to
worry about, yet it’s the very thing that a business needs to survive in this
competitive climate. A mobile app is especially important as next generation buyers
rely on tablets and smart phones to find what they need.
The Oroville Chamber of Commerce wants to give member businesses an edge.
Membership Included is a program the Chamber is now offering to new members.
It’s designed to propel a small or home-based business into the digital arena by
establishing a strong web presence that allows it to be found by local prospective
buyers who are searching online for goods and services.
Membership Included launched to chambers of commerce across the nation April
21, 2014. The system combines traditional membership with the tools needed to
optimize search engine results and make information available to community
buyers. Local businesses are showcased in a relevant, beautiful and functional way
that appeals to the next generation of clients.
The Chamber is investing in new members by providing a website, a mobile app and
many other tools, which were once beyond the budget of small businesses.
Membership included brings those benefits well within reach. A website alone isn’t
enough to keep a web presence fresh anymore. As Claudia Knaus of the Oroville
Chamber of Commerce says, “The toolbox provided to businesses through
Membership Included is essential for any business that wants to succeed in today’s
world. Everything is going digital…even grandmas!”
To learn more visit MembershipIncluded.com or contact your local Chamber of
Commerce (530.538-2542; www.orovillechamber.net).
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