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  • Harbor Country Chamber of Commerce
  • 15311 Three Oaks Rd
  • Three Oaks, MI 49128
  • 269-469-5409

Member Resources

Member Resources

Promotional Opportunities
Health Insurance
New Business Guide
Helpful Links

Promotional Opportunities

Chamber Membership brings with it a multitude of exclusive promotional opportunities to get your message out there to a very targeted audience. Best of all, at costs that are just a fraction of traditional media methods. Spend some time investigating the options below, and decide for yourself if one or all have a place in your annual marketing plan!

  • Advertise on the Harbor Country website with a tile or banner ad.
  • Attend any Chamber Mixer, step up to the mic and share a story or announcement about your business.
  • Submit a brief description for an event or milestone related to your business. Email to chamber@harborcountry.org
  • Update your website profile. Login in to make sure your Member profile is up to date with contact info, links to your website & social media. You may also add your logo, up to 8 photos and a 50-word description.

 ➡ Harbor Country Guide! All Members are listed in the Guide. You may be interested in purchasing a display ad, a 50 word business description to enhance your listing, or additional business categories. 

 

Health Insurance

The Harbor Country Chamber of Commerce has partnered with eHealth Insurance to provide this outstanding resource to learn about, compare and buy health and dental insurance. Click below to learn more!

Quote Compare Apply

New Business Guide

Whether starting a new business, or re-evaluating your current one, nothing is more important than careful planning! We would love to help you achieve your goals. Visit our Harbor Country Business Resource Center page to help you get started.

Below are several useful tools that can help any small business avoid unforeseen pitfalls when getting started. The first is a small business checklist. To get the most out of the list, click on each of the items to be completed, read and understand the material, and take action! The check-list is full of valuable information to prepare you for your exciting new venture.

Small Business Startup Checklist:
http://www.smallbusinessnotes.com/starting/startchklst.html

 

Visit Michigan Business One Stop http://www.michigan.gov/business. You will be asked to create an account, then prompted to fill out a form which will determine what additional paperwork is needed.

Below is a list of members and local organizations that are here to assist local businesses prosper!

Michigan Advantage

Cornerstone Alliance Small Business Services

Michigan Legal Help

Helpful Links

They say your never too old to learn something new, and we couldn’t agree more. With so much information out there to help you run and grow your business, we have assembled a small library of interesting and informative articles and videos, certain to help even the most seasoned entrepreneur. If you know of other resources not listed below, let us know, and we will add it to the mix.

Together, we can make great things happen!

YouTube Tutorials

Below are links to some resources and information that can help with many facets of running your business. Take some time and browse the different videos, and let us know if you find others that may be of benefit to other members.

Quickbooks
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kDvs8KpoyM0

http://www.cornerstonewbc.com/calendar – Class
Customer Service tips
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tg_Fpyp5KNE&feature=fvw
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ACKbkmO9rLg&feature=fvw

Business tips
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I59ASUJIGFw&feature=channel

How to Advertise Online for Free
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DYjACrr_eVw&p=3D8ABD545605482B&index=1

How to Set Business Goals
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=648NDQh7RGA&p=3D8ABD545605482B&index=2

How Much Is My Business Worth?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I59ASUJIGFw&p=3D8ABD545605482B&index=3

How to Analyze an Income Statement
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OlGMsVNUtwk&p=3D8ABD545605482B&index=5

Business Plan info
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pJqdf1jAQes

How to Prepare a Business Mission Statement
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FW6pORa1DUo&p=3D8ABD545605482B&index=6

How to Open a Business
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iNZclWggNtY&p=3D8ABD545605482B&index=10

Useful business related links

Improve your business by spending some time learning the ins and outs of good customer service. They include ideas on how to improve customer service, dealing with difficult customers, conducting customer satisfaction surveys and much more! If you have useful customer service tips, please contact the Chamber so that we can add it to the list and share them with others.

Start. Grow. Support. Succeed                                                                                                     http://business.mel.org/

Top Ten Commandments of Customer service:
http://marketing.about.com/od/relationshipmarketing/a/crmtopten.htm

Eight rules for great customer service
http://sbinfocanada.about.com/od/customerservice/a/custservrules.htm

How to get the most out of your Chamber membership:
http://www.powerhomebiz.com/vol85/chamber.htm

Make the difference
http://sbinfocanada.about.com/cs/marketing/a/shinycustserv.htm

Articles for Entrepreneurs
http://www.gaebler.com/Customer-Service-Advice.htm

How To Keep Customers Happy
http://www.gaebler.com/How-To-Keep-Customers-Happy.htm

Dealing With the Disgruntled
http://retail.about.com/od/marketingsalespromotion/a/disgruntled.htm

More…
http://www.authenticpromotion.com/customer-service/