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Where the Pierre Area Chamber of Commerce shares helpful tips, tricks, articles and resources for the Pierre - Fort Pierre business community. The Pierre Area Chamber of Commerce is an active membership organization that has served the Pierre and Fort Pierre communities since origination as the Pierre Citizens Union in 1881. The Chamber promotes prosperity, growth, and our way of life in the lower Oahe region.
Tuesday, January 25, 2022
4 Ways to Attack (and Attain) Your Business Goals

This year don’t try to do it all. Pick 1-3 things that will advance your business and map out how you will get there. Then assign time to make it happen. We all get excited about ideas, but the real excitement should lie in your ability to accomplish them. That starts with making the most important ones a priority.

Christina R. Metcalf, Contributor

Thursday, August 5, 2021
Take the Friction Out of Doing Business with You

If you want to increase your sales, you need to remove the friction behind doing business with you. Thankfully, it’s easier than you think when you create content around addressing major concerns.

Pierre Area Chamber of Commerce

Tuesday, July 27, 2021
5 Types of Storytelling for your business

Here are a few ideas to add to your content. Keep in mind business storytelling should never be fiction. If you haven’t experienced the type of stories listed below, skip over them. You don’t want to tell your audience something that isn’t true for the sake of crafting a moving story.

Pierre Area Chamber of Commerce

Tuesday, June 1, 2021
4 Spring Cleaning Data Tips for More Sales

While we are quickly heading toward the heat of summer, there’s still time to do some spring cleaning with your data. A nice clean email list can help you make the most of your ecommerce and increase summer sales.

Pierre Area Chamber of Commerce

Wednesday, May 12, 2021
As pandemic fears fade, optimism blooms for Ninth District businesses

For the first time since the beginning of the pandemic, a majority of respondents to the Minneapolis Fed’s quarterly general business survey reported optimism, even if many expected a rough road to full recovery.

Tu-Uyen Tran, Senior Writer, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis

Thursday, January 14, 2021
Add Contactless Payments to Your Business

Contactless payment is quick and simple for customers and cashiers alike. By implementing contactless payments, business owners can welcome in a new era of convenience. Both near-field communication cards and mobile wallets, such as Apple Pay and Google Pay, allow customers to pay in a more streamlined manner.

Pierre Area Chamber of Commerce

Tuesday, October 6, 2020
Retooling Your Business

For small businesses, adapting to the new norms doesn't just keep people safe -- evolving to new expectations might also be their way to survive. And, as history has told us, necessity can drive innovation and opportunity, even through these uncertain times.

Nicole Fallon

Monday, October 5, 2020
6 Business Ideas to Launch During a Pandemic

Starting a business during COVID-19 may seem impossible, but these six types of businesses can help you launch a business and even help others during the pandemic.

Sean Peek

Thursday, October 1, 2020
Businesses Must Target These 5 Buyers Groups to Compete in a Pandemic-Changed Landscape

The pandemic has triggered psychological states shaping why and how we buy, nudging consumer-behavior shifts that go well beyond the much-noted surge in online shopping.

Barbara Thau

Tuesday, September 1, 2020
How to Grow When It's Slow, Part 6: Remote Hiring

Part 6 of the 6-part-series, "How to Grow When It's Slow."

Mallory Gordon