Resources


The Haywood Chamber of Commerce is a business organization dedicated to promoting the economic growth and vitality of our members and the development of the regional marketplace. As such, we are constantly curating resources to serve our membership in their continued growth and expansion. Visit our Resources page often for the latest in leadership, advocacy, development and innovation:

Leadership

Advocacy

Advocacy

Our neighbors at the Asheville Chamber have designed the following tool kit to answer frequently asked questions and serve as a resource to allow your voice to be heard:

How can my voice be heard?

  • Become educated and vote on issues.
  • Encourage family, friends, and employees to register and vote.
  • Contact your Legislature by phone, email, letter, or visit
  • Educate your friends, family, coworkers, and employees on issues
  • Testify at City Council and County Commission hearings
  • Volunteer on a political campaign

Development

  • Still working through your business plan or are you an established company that just can’t seem to get your brand to catch on? Check out this informative article published in the Harvard Business Review, Why Simple Brands Win. Excellent information to construct a new battleground for customer loyalty!
  • Are you thinking about updating your brand in 2016? Be sure to read this article, How Color Affects the Way Brands Are Perceived from the Quinlan School of Business at Loyola University, Chicago.
  • Looking for ways to STAND OUT in the workplace? Check out this article highlighting 6 habits for getting noticed, Building & Promoting Your Personal Brand.
  • Planning to update your marketing strategies? Don’t miss this insightful article from Inc. Magazine about brand, color choices and the power in combining the two: Psychology Explains How to Choose the Perfect Color for Your Brand
  • What’s your trade secret to keeping a room engaged? Great speeches and presentations are more about solid planning and careful editing than eloquence or charisma. These 8 habits can make you look and sound like a leader without your breaking a sweat. Check out this article from Inc. Magazine: 8 Habits of Great Public Speakers. How does your style stack up?
  • Ever noticed that the most successful entrepreneurs are more than just great business people? Don’t miss this article from Forbes, 7 Self-Limiting Behaviors Successful Entrepreneurs Never Do
  • 5 Ways Introverts Become Highly Successful Entrepreneurs. Does this article describe your authentic self? If so, success in business may not be as elusive as once thought by the masses. Here are 5 strategies to help all personality types succeed.
  • Are you ready to play at peak performance? Consider Robin Sharma’s Rules for Being Amazing
  • Have you heard the BUZZ about the Periscope phenomenon but not quite sure what all the fuss is about? Check out this quick & easy introduction.
  • Want to fine-tune your marketing strategies to increase industry competitiveness? Don’t miss 4 Marketing Trends Business Owners Should Use in 2015, from Inc.
  • TIPS FOR BUSINESSES IN 2016: As we usher in a new year, it is an opportunity to refresh and renew your business strategies. With this in mind, we’ve compiled some tips for businesses to jumpstart 2016. (1) Notify appropriate entities of any contact information that has changed over the last year. (2) Brush up on your social media connections. (3) Review your website for outdated material and information. (4) Update your calendar with special events, seminars and member opportunities at the Chamber. (5) Set a date to speak with all your employees to identify goals and intentions for the upcoming year that will drive your business success!

Innovation

Innovation