I love helping folks who naturally shy away from the camera have a photo for networking, connections that makes them happy to share. When I go on location, I can help whole companies look great.
I have really enjoyed the variety of event to make new connections and the welcoming energy from all the chamber members. As a new business owner, trying to navigate marketing, networking and growing my business, the Chamber has had resources and members who have helped me conquer problems.
Setting clear goals and taking the action to achieve them while responding to the environment one is operating in to make adjustments to do such. This is not about making specific number of sales or earning a certain amount of money, but more about maintaining happiness in how your go about your day.
In anything we do, there are 3 things to consider: Need, Ability/Availability & Replacement. As business owners we can't control if folks need our good & services or whether another company provides the same products. All we can do is Improve our Ability in our craft and making others Aware of our Availability to solve problems. Joining the Exton chamber helps a new business or established business showcase their Availability so they can grow.
As a Headshot Crew Associate photographer, I am one of 175 photographers in the world and only 38 women in the USA whose work and consistency in photographing headshots has been approved by the best headshot photographers. This recognition of my work was achieved through my work with folks I met through the Chamber.
Spend some time working on yourself and your intentions as you start navigating the business world. Having clearly defined goals and a clear sense of purpose helps a newer business owner weather the inevitable storms that may come your way. My favorite singer, Bonos said: you're where you should be, you'll meet whom you need to meet. Joining the Chamber for me exemplifies that over and over again!
As a teen, I followed the U2, Joshua Tree tour backpacking around Europe. No cell phones, little money - just taking the train, staying in youth hostels, watching my favorite band and occasionally calling home on a pay phone or sending a post card. Can't understand now how my parents let me do that!