I was so pleased to be invited to do a regular business column for the new Tewksbury online newspaper, the Tewksbury Patch. As the voice of business not only in Tewksbury, but throughout the Greater Lowell area, the Greater Lowell Chamber of Commerce would like to take this opportunity to say congratulations and send very best wishes to the Tewksbury Patch for this new venture!
As a regular columnist, writing about what is going on with the Chamber, the business community and introducing new businesses to you as we try to move the region toward an optimum business environment where all segments of the region prosper is what we do best!
In contemplating what I would write about, I thought that each month I would do a series of David Letterman style "Top Ten."
For August - Top Ten Tips for Business Success
10 – Network, Network, Network.
9- Keep your business clean and well-stocked.
8- Focus on the big picture while delegating and utilizing staff to help with smaller projects.
7- Take advantage of social media networking, advertising opportunities, utilize and keep up-to-date with technology.
6- Give customers a reason to come back – offer incentives, coupons and special deals.
5- Get out of your comfort zone – be different and be open to new ideas – stand out against the competition.
4- Have a cash flow plan.
3- Be responsive, polite, smile and offer superior customer service and open on time.
2- Offer a quality product or service.
1- Join The Greater Lowell Chamber of Commerce!
Tewksbury Business Notes:
Michelle Martin from Sullivan Bille at 600 Clark Road, Tewksbury, was recently awarded a Presidential Citation and a Distinguished Service Award from the Association of Accounting Administrators. Michelle was acknowledged for serving on the National Board for the past three years as the director of membership enhancement with a Distinguished Service Award. The outgoing president noted Michelle's passion for AAA.
In addition, the outgoing president, Arlis Esnough presented Michelle with A Presidential Citation for her outstanding support, dedication and contributions in the development and execution of the new member orientation and refresher program. Congratulations, Michelle.