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Happy New Year Everybody!
Can you believe it, 2016 is Gone, like a flash! But, Hold on to your Hats Folks, I believe I said that last month and I really meant it, 2017 is already shaping up to be one Hell of a Year! First, I want to acknowledge One our Local Heroes and First Responders Lana Tomlin, our Town of Apple Valley Police Captain/ Chief has been moved on up the ladder of success by the High Sheriff. All of us are very proud and thankful for her dedication and service to the Town and County and wish her well. Not enough can be said about these Brave Citizens who offer their lives every day in the line of duty to keep us safe. THANKS LANA! Remember, you promised to keep us “In your sights” By the time you read this, a dedication will have already taken place for Mike Martin. Another Great Local Citizen who dedicated much of his time to coaching and helping to shape the lives of our youth. The Gymnasium at The James A Woody Community Center will have been named after him in his Honor on Saturday Jan 7th. R.I.P. “Big Mike”, you are missed by us ALL! (Continued on page 10)
Calendar January 2017 January 11th Executive Committee Meeting Chamber Conference Room, Spirit River Center 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Chairman: Bob Tinsley, Spirit River Center January 12th Home Based Business Council Chamber Conference Room, Spirit River Center 16010 Apple Valley Road, Apple Valley 8:30am - 10:00am January 20th Ambassador Committee Meeting Chamber Conference Room, Spirit River Center 16010 Apple Valley Road, Apple Valley 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Chairman: Richard Bounce, Bounce Realty
January 17th Board of Directors Meeting Chamber Conference Room, Spirit River Center 16010 Apple Valley Road, Apple Valley 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Chairman: Bob Tinsley, Spirit River Center January 18th General Membership Luncheon Apple Valley Golf Course 15200 Rancherias Road, Apple Valley 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
February 2017 February 3rd Government Relations Committee Meeting Chamber Conference Room, Spirit River Center 16010 Apple Valley Road, Apple Valley Noon – 1:00 pm Chairman: Pat Orr, Little Caesars
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FEATURE STORY As the fun of the Holidays wrap up for another year, business owners and executives get back into their normal routines for the new year ahead. From my years of experience working with small and medium sized businesses, there are a few tips and thoughts I’d like to pass along to make 2017 an ultra success for you. No business ever stands still or stays the same. Its important to conceive and plan growth, no matter how small. As the new year hits, be sure to get yourself and your staff off of any auto pilot or cruise control. The business that coasts today will hit some sort of trouble in the future, even if years down the line. Promote. It doesn’t need a massive budget to promote or market. The days of social m e d i a , Yelp, Google and even old fashioned word of mouth can gain new or repeat business. On the latter, the best form of promotion is a job well done for a customer of client! Exchange in Abundance. Do a better job than the customer or client expects. Whatever your product costs to produce or sell, deliver something beyond expectations. Usually good customer service is key here. Your staff are a reflection of you. Make sure that the people working for you are delivering the same quality of product or service that you would if you held their position. Reward Producers. Those stars of the show who do a great job should be acknowledged or rewarded. Even if not a cash bonus a small token like a movie gift card can go a long way.
The New Business Year! By: Steve Evans, CEO, Power Basics Consulting Inc Daily Battle Plan. Before you begin production for the day take 10-15 minutes (ideally before ‘open for business’ to jot down 6-12 key tasks you need to do that day, and ensure they get done. Minimize distractions. Though social media can be a fantastic tool to spread the word and successes, it can be fatal in its distractive element and can cost thousands of valuable man hours per year. Set Goals.
With the new year, set goals for the business for the next 12 months. Ensure your staff know them and are made excited by them. You can’t win the Superbowl without a committed team!
Economize if you must. Do so if you must but realize any cutbacks are a step closer to zero, so therefore always simultaneously plan for expansion in some other aspect. Work hard, reward yourself! The business year is a marathon, not a sprint! Create it, enjoy it, live it, but ensure you get time with your friends, groups, church, family and of course yourself. Keep in the basics like nutrition, exercise and rest as best as you can.
Wishing you a prosperous and successful 2017! Steve has been consulting small business owners to increase profit and reduce stress for 19 years. Power Basics can be reached by calling (310) 309 9418 or emailing Steveevans@powerbasicsinc.com.
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Newest Member, First Step Recovery, Dr. Clare Matney is our keynote speaker “Now That It’s Legal, What’s Next!”
First Vice-Chairman Chris Ackerman opens the December Membership Luncheon.
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Business Moment Business Tips for the New Year
By Louisa Miller of the IESBDC
You’ve been giving and receiving “Happy New Year’s” greetings for several weeks now and now you’re trying hard to remember that it is 2017 not 2016. While you might think that it is too late to work on your business for the new year, it’s not. Here are some tips for you and your business as we launch into 2017 as well as throughout the coming year. Don’t Give Up. Lack of success isn’t failure. It’s when you don’t learn from an experience. Take the time to look at what has happened in your business and use that information to adjust your plans for the New Year. Don’t do what you’ve always done! You Can’t Do It All. To make your company the best that it can be, you need to have staff that are there to strengthen your vision, not just there for a paycheck. Understand where your skills and talents can be most effective to your bottom line. Then delegate the other areas. Hire the right staff and then give them the tools and responsibility to make decisions. Know that it is what your company needs to be the best at and then just be as good as you can be on everything else. Have a Sales Plan. Know your sales cycle . . . the when, how and from whom. Then use that information to develop a strategic plan that will make the most of that cycle and get the most sales out of both those peak and valley times. Don’t Confuse Projections with Reality. Operate your business based on projections but spend money in the reality. Continually review your actual income and expense figures against your budget and adjust your budget accordingly.
Motivate, Coach, Manage your Staff with Patience, Persistence and People Skills. Your staff are the first people that your customers come into contact with. Staff that are valued and involved in the planning process are more engaged in the business and are more likely to take ownership of what they do and their customer service skills will reflect their attitude. Even if you are a small business owner who’s staff consist of Me, Myself and I, you need to surround yourself with peers that will motivate and coach you in your business. Plan Ahead. Plan/budget for adequate cash reserves/working capital so that you have enough money to cover the time it will take for your customers’ buying cycle to match your fixed expenses. Have a good handle on your business’s cash flow cycle. Know your Customer(s). Analyze their needs, wants, and buying patterns and plan accordingly. Know your competition. They are a wealth of information. Be willing to change to meet your customers’ needs. Don’t be afraid to ask your customers what their needs are from your company. Only assuming what they want, could end up being a short-term client for you. Create an in-depth Marketing Plan that will show how to get your products or services to the right people. Then implement the plan effectively, efficiently, and consistently. This plan should be a “live document”, one that you are constantly changing and adjusting based on what is happening with your products/ services, your customers as well as the competition. Enjoy what you do. Have Passion and Be Flexible.
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I also said “Is your business ready for what’s coming”? Don’t miss out this time! YOUR Apple Valley Chamber of Commerce is Poised and Ready to help YOU! January 18, Luncheon at The Apple Valley Golf Course, Bring a Friend, lunch is on us. February 2 Quick Connect at the Chamber office from 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM. Home based business council meeting is Thursday, January 12 from 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM. If you work from home, you need to attend this meeting! Topic is How to Budget using Quick Books! Look for more information on our inaugural “Summer Hops Brew Fest and Wine Too!” on Saturday, June 10 at Lion’s Park! BTW, how do you like our new SOURCE newsletter! Broader distribution and more pages thanks to our sponsors! Get your business noticed in the SOURCE! Apple Valley remains the best place to live and do business!
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