Educational Resources

Celebrate The Little Victories

“The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step” Adhering to a steady diet of chocolate milk and extra-stuffed burritos I finished my first year of college with the infamous freshman 15 (tbh mine was 30). That summer I wanted to make a change. I had attempted making changes in the past to…

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Do You Have Facebook Privacy Concerns?

You Shouldn’t. It’s Not As Bad As You Think I believe if you can’t do something better or add to the original in a meaningful way then you probably shouldn’t do it. That’s how I feel about this blog post from SmallBizTrends My TL;DR (too long; didn’t read) version of this is: Facebook isn’t trying…

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5 Steps to Starting Your Own Business in Tracy

Blog Article by Tracy City Manager Troy Brown There is little doubt that small businesses are significant drivers of the U.S. economy. Although the recent global recession took a toll on commerce, small businesses are fueling the recovery and taking the lead in job creation. According to the Small Business Administration’s Office of Advocacy1, they…

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Empire Building 101

Build, Grow, And Conquer With The Chamber of Commerce I’m 22. I’m a startup founder. And I’m building a business empire. I’ve been on my startup journey for 1 year, 1 month, and 11 hours. I’ve been a Chamber of Commerce Member and Ambassador for 7 months, 8 days, and 2 hours. Because of the…

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5 Key Principles in Choosing a Credit Card Processor

Selecting the Right Credit Card Processor There are so many topics to speak on when it comes to credit card processing. From choosing the right provider, to understanding your fees, to the EMV liability shift taking place October 1st of this year and so on. Card processing can be boring but don’t hit the snooze…

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Image Sizes Guide For Social Media in 2015

Poorly Cropped Photos = Wrinkled Shirts You work hard day in and day out to present your business and yourself as professional. So why aren’t you doing the same on social media? Images that aren’t cropped correctly are the wrinkled shirts of professionalism in the social media world. But it’s often not your fault. Facebook,…

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5 Keys to Help You to Understand Your Business Website

Guest blogger Ralph Pombo discusses business websites and how they work What is a website? Why does your business need a website? What is the cost of a good business website? Why does a website need maintenance and care? What do you want your website to do for your business? After our last discussion on…

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Call It Whatever You Want; It’s Still Customer Service To Us

Have you noticed the numerous ways companies have renamed their customer service department? Below are just a few: Service Rockstar Client Support Happy Customer Consultants Answer Desk Inspired Service Team The reason for companies to change the name of the Customer Service Department is easy to understand. Having to call customer service is right up…

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[Part 4] 1000 Likes. 60 Days. 8 Simple Steps

Wash. Rinse. Repeat. As soon as our first post goes out our real work begins. Let’s begin to think of social media as is if we were hosting a party. Steps 1 and 2 are the “What kind of party am I throwing and who am I inviting?” stages. Steps 3, 4, and 5 are…

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Why Must Today’s Business Owner Care About the Internet?

Guest Blogger Ralph Pombo Answers: What is the internet? Why do you care about it? How to use the internet to your business advantage? Many people and business owners are in the dark about the internet and how it works. They shy away from using the internet for business or pleasure due to the fears…

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