The Greater Durham Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce Google Maps ‘Street View’ is available to your business! It provides the public with a way to take a virtual tour in and throughout your establishment to help people decide where to eat, play, shop, and stay. Businesses that participate … read more
The Durham Chamber Small Business Council is focused on providing the activities, resources, and opportunities to help you grow personally and professionally, which impacts your business growth. We would love to hear from you how we can better serve you, and how you would like to engage with the chamber.… read more
We’re wrapping up National Small Business Month and there’s no better way to end the celebration than with a giveaway!
Starting today, Signs.com is giving away 5,000 business hours window decals for small business owners. The Business Hours Giveaway is completely free. There are 11 different designs to choose from … read more
For small business owners, sales can be tricky. As I’ve developed my businesses and advised others over the years, the most effective tool I’ve found for growing my business is counter-intuitive: helping others. As I’ve helped others without expecting anything in return, I have found that others give back to … read more
When you’re ready to start building a business, there is a good process to follow that assures that you take care of the most important parts first. Although many entrepreneurs want to start with their favorite part (often building the product), it is wiser to follow this process, which helps … read more
May is Small Business Month, and the Durham Chamber’s Small Business Council is rolling out some resources from members for members. But first, take a look at some statistics about small businesses.
According to IDC, small businesses:
- Represent more than 99.7% of all employers
- Produce over $6 trillion in GDP
Did you know that more than half of Americans either own or work for a small business? Did you know that small businesses create about two out of three new jobs in the U.S. each year?
Small businesses truly are the lifeblood of communities throughout the U.S. and Durham is … read more