Small businesses are the heart and soul of our Niagara County community. The Niagara USA Chamber is here to help you – from competitive benefits to coaching employees, we’ll put the most current tools and information for effective management into your hands.
How can the Niagara USA Chamber of Commerce help your small business grow?
SMALL BUSINESS WORKSHOPS
Offered by the NCCC Small Business Development Center, workshops are available to educate small business owners in all facets of owning a small business. Visit our NCCC Small Business Development Center calender here to view which workshops are being offered this month.
Joining the Niagara USA Chamber can be a smart move for your small business. Because businesses that participate in the Chamber promote each other and work together, your own business can grow and prosper quickly. Here are just a few ways you can benefit by networking with fellow members:
Have a product or service that would make great client or employee gift? Promote it to fellow members.
You’ll meet good, reliable sources for products and services like accounting, printing, computer support, etc. – or referrals for them from trusted contacts. Save time and money by relying on your Chamber network.
Chamber members you build relationships with can refer you to their contacts. It’s Networking 101 and Niagara USA Chamber is just the place to start.
You may qualify for less-expensive health insurance and business insurance available to Chamber of Commerce members.
MARKETING Niagara USA Chamber members are exposed to more opportunities for marketing than most businesses can uncover on their own.
The Chamber is a great resource to find out about local events where you might promote your business.
You’ll have an opportunity to do joint ventures with other local businesses, such as cooperative advertising – which can get you exposure that might otherwise be out of reach.
Your business name will be associated with improving your community, since Chambers of Commerce generally work on civic improvement, legislation favoring local businesses, and economic development. Customers will know they are supporting a business that cares about the future of the local community.
BUSINESS MENTORING & EDUCATION
Access mentors who can help you develop your business; or you may be able to serve as a mentor to someone else. The Chamber also offers several corporate training opportunities each year for you to expand your knowledge, learn new skills, and benefit from peer roundtables.
Many of our Chamber members offer courtesy discounts to other Chamber members and their employees. So just by being a Niagara USA Chamber member, you and your employees will save money on products and services you need!