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New to Our Website: Resume Posting

August 30, 2023 / Comments Off on New to Our Website: Resume Posting
Resume Writing

New to Our Website: Resume Posting The Westmoreland County Chamber of Commerce has expanded its website to include features for employers and job seekers. Posting your resume on the Chamber’s website can indeed offer several benefits. Here are the top five reasons why you should consider using this feature: Targeted Exposure: The Chamber of Commerce…

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Remove Barriers to Doing Business in Westmoreland County

August 23, 2023 / Comments Off on Remove Barriers to Doing Business in Westmoreland County

Remove Barriers to Doing Business in Westmoreland County Business leaders can face a lot of red tape and hurdles when moving into a new area or expanding current operations. Everything from funding to local ordinances to neighbor goodwill can hamstring even the most basic decisions. Wouldn’t it be great if there was a business shaman…

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Defining Corporations

August 16, 2023 / Comments Off on Defining Corporations

Defining Corporations Corporations get a bad rap. People seem to think they only destroy Main Streets. But nothing is ever as clear as day or night. Defining corporations and how they benefit communities requires a more in-depth look.  What’s A Corporation?  The label of corporation refers mostly to taxes. On a basic level, a corporation…

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Small Businesses Drive Our Economy

August 9, 2023 / Comments Off on Small Businesses Drive Our Economy

“Shop small.” “Small Business Saturday.” We hear all kinds of chatter about the benefits of running and supporting small businesses. Plus we hear people say small businesses drive our economy. But what does that term really mean and how do these organizations fit into their surrounding communities? A Numbers Game The United States Census Bureau…

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The 411 on Nonprofit Organizations

August 2, 2023 / Comments Off on The 411 on Nonprofit Organizations

We hear a lot about charitable giving, the importance of philanthropy, and why we should support nonprofits. But what do those terms really mean? Let’s take a look at what constitutes a nonprofit and how you can get involved with causes locally. Defining Nonprofit As with nearly everything, the classification of nonprofit relates back to…

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How to Create an Open and Honest Work Environment

July 26, 2023 / Comments Off on How to Create an Open and Honest Work Environment

How to Create an Open and Honest Work Environment Companies that operate based on facts rather than ego fare much better in the long run. They’re more productive, have a healthier team culture, and overcome setbacks more easily. To talk about work-related issues, employees have to feel comfortable sharing positive and less-than-desirable situations. That means…

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Mandatory Fun and Other Faux Pas

July 19, 2023 / Comments Off on Mandatory Fun and Other Faux Pas

Mandatory Fun and Other Faux Pas Is your party planning committee already discussing ugly sweater contests and company picnics? In recent years, there’s been a lot of discussion about how “forced fun” events at work can actually harm morale. People’s priorities have shifted with the pandemic. Many people prefer to spend time with their friends…

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Best Practices for Improving DEI

July 12, 2023 / Comments Off on Best Practices for Improving DEI

Every business wants to hire the brightest and best employees. But how do we make sure we find them? Expanding the diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) of your workforce might not seem like the direct answer. But, in an increasingly diverse general population, studies have shown it’s critical to future success of attracting and retaining…

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Which Numbers Matter the Most?

June 28, 2023 / Comments Off on Which Numbers Matter the Most?

Which Numbers Matter the Most? We talk a lot about tracking data points, but how do you know which numbers matter the most? Of course, every small business owner should know where they stand financially at any given moment. After all, you need to know you can cover operating expenses or an unexpected bill.    …

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Level Up Your Goals

June 21, 2023 / Comments Off on Level Up Your Goals
Target and Goal Planning

Level Up Your Goals We’ve talked a lot about planning and goal setting. Recently, your business has achieved one of those strategic goals. Congratulations! Take a moment to celebrate. But then, get ready to level up your goals. Experts say you should set goals that scare you. You need to smash through your comfort zone…

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