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Business Development and Marketing Tips

Business Development and Marketing Tips
For Small Businesses, Session One

Presented by
Sherran Spurlock, Business Development Consultant and Trainer

The instructor’s goal is to help those in small business professions to grow their business. Most business owners start a business because of their technical expertise but few have the knowledge necessary to grow the company to the next level. Such uncertainty can become debilitating and stressful. A reference book will be provided with this course that encapsulates over 25 years of hands-on business development and marketing experience.

This interactive class will provide actionable, valuable insights into the business development and sales process that can be applied immediately. The student will finish the class with a practical guide for a defined step-by-step business development process.

This course will be helpful for the business owner, business development specialist, sales and marketing manager, staff professional, or employee in a company that provides technical professional services. What you learn will take the trial and error out of your marketing efforts and allow you to work smarter. Wisdom is learning from another’s experiences.

Session I
• The Basic Principles of Business Development
• Becoming a Rainmaker
• Developing the Business Development Plan
• Networking Skills
• Using the Telephone as an Effective Tool
• The Introductory Client Meeting

Date: Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Time: 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
Location: Clear Springs Advanced Technology Center/
Polk State Corporate College Auditorium
310 Technology Drive, Bartow, FL
C ost: $39.00 Per Person

This program is open to the public and is accompanied by a
complimentary continental breakfast. For more information
on this workshop and future offerings, please contact
Jeff Clark at (863) 533-7125.
Register online at www.bartowchamber.com

To register for this event, click here.

The Polk State Corporate College provides customized workforce training through eight institutes, including the Advanced Manufacturing Institute, Child Care Training Institute, Contractor Safety Training Institute, Insurance Institute, IT/Computer Institute, Professional Development Institute, Real Estate Institute, and Supply Chain Management Institute

 

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Pig Out! Bartow Tickets on sale now

Tickets are now on sale for Leadership’s PIG OUT! BARTOW.

POB features some of the best mouth-watering barbecue you’ll ever eat – sponsored by Leadership Bartow. Call the Greater Bartow Chamber of Commerce in April for tickets for the event that takes place Friday, May 1, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Delivery available for anyone ordering 10 dinners or more. Dinners may be picked up at the Bartow Civic Center. Meals are $8.50 each.

The menu includes a pulled pork barbecue sandwich, baked beans, one more side, roll and dessert. For more information, contact Linda Holcomb at the Greater Bartow Chamber of Commerce, (863) 533-7125. Proceeds benefit the Leadership Bartow program.

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Nominate Someone For 2015 Spirit of Bartow

     The May joint civic club luncheon, the annual Spirit of Bartow Awards, is set for Wednesday, May 13, 2015, at the Bartow Civic Center, where individuals and/or groups will be honored for their contributions to the Bartow community and whose accomplishments made a positive impact on the area’s quality of life.

     Recognized at the luncheon will also be the Bartow Chamber Diplomats, a special group of volunteers who donate their time to operating the Chamber’s Visitors and Welcome Center. Some Diplomats work in the front office, while others continue to help with the newsletter, special projects and events.

     Public safety professionals of the year for EMT, firefighter and Bartow police officer will be given awards.

     The event, including lunch, is $10. Watson Clinic and the Center for Cancer Care and Research are luncheon sponsors.

     The serving line opens at 11:45 a.m., and the program begins at noon. For more information, please contact Linda Holcomb at the Bartow Chamber, (863) 533-7125.

NOMINATE SOMEONE FOR SPIRIT OF BARTOW HERE.

Carver Young receives the Spirit of Bartow Award from another 2014 winner, Dr. Thomas McMicken.

     Carver Young receives a Spirit of Bartow award from another winner of the award in 2014, Dr. Thomas McMicken.

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Community Corporate Partners

INVESTING IN THE SUCCESS OF THEIR COMMUNITY . . . the Greater Bartow Chamber of Commerce is proud to recognize the following businesses for their annual pledge of support to help make our community a better place to live, work and operate businesses.
Chairmen Level - $10,000 Partner

 

A-C-T

 

CITY OF BARTOW

 

MOSAIC

 

POLK STATE COLLEGE

 

SPATH JEWELERS

 

President Level - $5,000 Partner

 

BARTOW FORD

 

BARTOW REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER

 

COMMUNITY SOUTHERN BANK

 

EVOLVE PROFESSIONAL LANDSCAPE MANAGEMENT, LLC

 

TOM EDWARDS CHRYSLER/DODGE/JEEP/RAM

 

Executive Level - $2,500 Partner

ASHLAND

 

BADCOCK HOME FURNITURE & MORE


BARTOW COMMUNITY HEALTHCARE FOUNDATION

 

BERNIE LITTLE DISTRIBUTORS

 

BOSWELL & DUNLAP, LLP

 

CENTERSTATE BANK

 

CITIZENS BANK & TRUST

 

DMAR BUSINESS CENTERS USA, LLC

 

PALLETONE, INC.

 

PARTY PEOPLE CELEBRATION COMPANY

 

THE POLK COUNTY DEMOCRAT

 

SEMCO CONSTRUCTION

 

SPHERION STAFFING

 

TERRIE LOBB CATERING, INC.

 

TIM JONES BARBER SHOP

 

WATSON CLINIC, LLP

 

Director Level - $1,000 Partner

BANK OF CENTRAL FLORIDA

 

CROSS WIRED ELECTRICAL SERVICES, LLC

 

CRUISE PLANNERS

 

MCGEE AUTO SERVICE & TIRES

 

SACKETT RANCH

 

STINGRAY CHEVROLET BARTOW

 

TINDALE OLIVER

 

TRAVISS CAREER CENTER-WORKFORCE EDUCATION

 

THE VILLAGES AT LAUREL MEADOWS

 

Business Level - $500 Partner

LINKSTERS TAP ROOM - HIGHLAND CITY

 

 

METALCOAT, INC. OF FLORIDA

 

 

MIDFLORIDA CREDIT UNION

 

 

POLK POWER, LLP

 

 

STATE FARM INSURANCE - MICHELL GITHENS

 

 

SUNBELT FOREST PRODUCTS

 

 

SWAGELOK CENTRAL FLORIDA

 

 

WHIDDEN-MCLEAN FUNERAL HOME, INC.


 

Interested in becoming a Community Corporate Partner? Your company can benefit, as you benefit the community. The Community Corporate Partner program offers our Community Corporate Partners valuable perks to thank them for their support. Call Barbara Adamson today at 863-533-7125 and find out how we can help you help your community.

 

 

SCORERoundtable

Bartow Chamber SCORE Roundtable event is the second Thursday of each month, at 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. in the Chamber boardroom. SEATING IS LIMITED. This month's topic: Social Media Essentials. Sign up for the May 14, 2015 Roundtable here.

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