Productivity

How to add events to our Community Events Calendar

Posted by Berkeley Chamber of Commerce on June 17, 2013 in Business Start-up , Business Tips , Community Events , Marketing , News , Productivity
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It’s FREE to add an event!

The Chamber has a new community events calendar.  The calendar is being promoted on berkeleysc.org, visitberkeleycounty.com, and all of our social media.  We encourage you to enter your events free of charge.  To enter an event, go to http://berkeleysc.org/chamber/community-events/ .

  1. Click “Add Your Event”
  2. Enter the Venue.  If the venue is already on file then you will not have to provide details.  If this is the first time this venue has been used, then you will need to enter the address into our database by clicking “Add New”.
  3. Complete each area of the submission form in the order presented.  You will not be able to skip around.
  4. Include a photo or video (optional)
  5. Enter your contact information
  6. Click Submit
  7. Your event will be reviewed and will appear on the calendar within 2 days.  You will receive an email confirmation.

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Now Accepting Applications for 2013 Leadership Berkeley

Posted by Berkeley Chamber of Commerce on August 16, 2012 in Government Affairs , Membership , News , Productivity
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How To Increase Your Sales

Posted by Berkeley Chamber of Commerce on June 12, 2012 in Business Tips , Community Events , News , Productivity
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How To Increase Your Sales

Being able to offer exciting opportunities when packaging your attraction, hotel or restaurant could give you the extra edge you need in securing additional business. It is proven that the customer wants to be made to feel special with unique experiences that are customized just for them and their group. It is our pleasure to have two groups entertain you at our next meeting to show you new possibilities for recruitment of business.

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10 Steps to Getting More Done in Your Day

Posted by Berkeley Chamber of Commerce on March 21, 2012 in Business Tips , News , Productivity
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Every day, your to-do list seems to grow. And in this business climate of information overload and constant interruptions, it has become increasingly difficult for small business owners to get anything accomplished. Not to mention, instead of technology increasing your productivity, it often seems to weigh you down. How are you supposed be proud of what was accomplished today and not just be frustrated? read more »

Get a View From the Customer to Close Sales Faster

Posted by Berkeley Chamber of Commerce on March 17, 2012 in Business Tips , News , Productivity
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All the experts these days are talking about the increasing need for customer focus and maximizing sales. Typically entrepreneurs and even professional sales people think this means more emphasis on the customer selling process, when in fact it really means spending more time understanding the customer buying process (view from the customer). read more »

Five Common Strategy Mistakes

Posted by Berkeley Chamber of Commerce on December 20, 2011 in Business Tips , News , Productivity
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I just finished a two-year project looking at Michael Porter’s most important insights for managers. Connecting the dots between his classic frameworks (the five forces, for example) and his latest thinking (the five tests of strategy) gave me a new understanding of the most common mistakes that can derail a company’s strategy. In a previous post, I focused on the fallacy of competing to be the best. Here are five more traps I’ve seen managers fall into over and over again. read more »

Sit. Breathe. Be a Better Leader.

Posted by Berkeley Chamber of Commerce on October 21, 2011 in Business Tips , Human Resources , News , Productivity
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Russell Simmons meditates. So does Ray Dalio, the founder of the world’s biggest hedge fund. New research uncovers the management benefits: increased focus, control, and regulation of emotions. Om. read more »

Simple Ways to Increase Productivity by 5% — In One Day

Posted by Berkeley Chamber of Commerce on October 18, 2011 in Business Tips , News , Productivity
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Want to dramatically improve your employee’s performance without spending any money?
Want to dramatically improve your own performance without taking classes, attending seminars, or buying cool new gadgets that promise lots but deliver little?
It’s easier than you think. (Just keep in mind if you work for someone else you might have to get a little creative… but hey, work rules are meant to be broken or at least bent, right?)
Here’s how:
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How I Learned About Management

Posted by Berkeley Chamber of Commerce on September 29, 2011 in News , Productivity
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If you think successful managers learn their trade from business schools or books, think again. I’m sure some do, but I guarantee that the vast majority don’t.

Years ago, when I first started writing about my experiences in the business world, my mother surprised me with an odd question: read more »

How Leaders Turn Screw-Ups into Learning Opportunities

Posted by Berkeley Chamber of Commerce on August 19, 2011 in News , Productivity
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For many of us, screwing up is in our DNA. It happens. Call it Murphy if you like, but it happens. When this happens to someone on your team and you’re in a leadership role, however, the implications of a mistake can be far reaching.
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