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SOCA has all the latest news on Ohio chambers of commerce and chamber benefit plans.  

From small business best practices to breakdowns of complex terms, SOCA news gives your business the information it needs to thrive in modern business.  

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6
DEC, 2021
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It’s the dream of every small-town resident: a booming local economy rich with culture and opportunity. 

The issue is that many local business owners and community managers find they don’t know what steps to take to increase the strength of their local economy. 

In essence, the problem of a weak local economy comes down to two factors. First, local businesses are too focused on competing with other small businesses and they allow corporations to take up a large percentage of local revenue. Second, local businesses buy goods from large, global companies to reduce costs.  

Both actions result in the deterioration of small businesses and the growth of outside corporations.  

29
OCT, 2021
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Whether you own a small business or one that operates on a larger scale, it is important to have a variety of different management software to ensure that your business is on pace to complete your goals.  

20
OCT, 2021
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Every business owner has a dream.   

  

For some, it’s to become a titan of commerce with a dynastic grip on their industry. For others, they simply want to make a living doing what they love.    

  

However, for most business owners, their goals lay somewhere in between. They want a business that is modestly successful and always growing. They want to afford a wealthy, comfortable life without fear of outgrowing their small-town values and focus on their community.   

11
OCT, 2021
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Chambers of Commerce are an essential part of daily American life. For the average business owner, it is nearly impossible to imagine a time before Chambers influenced their daily dealings.  

Despite this, the vast majority of people do not know how Chambers of Commerce began or the important role they played in the history of the United States. 

11
OCT, 2021
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Since their founding, all chambers of commerce have had one thing in common: they present a unified front to increase the negotiation power and rights of each business apart of the organization. 

 

Because of this, you want your local chamber to be as strong and stable as possible.  

 

While one individual cannot make a chamber of commerce strong on their own, there are many things you can do to strengthen an already strong chamber. 

9
SEP, 2021
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Artificial Intelligence (AI) has already saturated many industries and fields. Your business may already be taking advantage of this ever-developing technology, or maybe not. Wherever your business is right now in terms of technology, the reality is that just about every business will rely on AI in the immediate future.  

9
SEP, 2021
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Artificial Intelligence (AI) has already saturated many industries and fields. Your business may already be taking advantage of this ever-developing technology, or maybe not. Wherever your business is right now in terms of technology, the reality is that just about every business will rely on AI in the immediate future.

9
SEP, 2021

Anthem recently put out an article explaining how to support employee health and well-being in your current work environment. 

Here are some of the key points for employers: 

24
AUG, 2021
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Every new business is looking to establish itself in its industry. Not only do they want to turn a profit, but they also want to become a respected member of their community. Joining your local chamber of commerce is one of the best ways to not only improve your bottom line but also establish yourself as a source of local inspiration.

24
AUG, 2021
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One of the hardest parts about filling a position within your company is connecting with a job hunter who is qualified for the work. Likewise, it can be very difficult for someone searching for a job to find an opportunity that both suits their skill level and meets their desired pay.

Want to learn more about what SOCA can offer your small business? At SOCA, we provide you with all the benefits you need to thrive. Join SOCA today!  

 

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