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Three Keys to Small Business Success

Posted on: April 5th, 2016 by Guest Blogger

things every small business owner needsBy Kelly Brough, President and CEO

Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce

Small business is a vital part of Colorado.  In fact, 98% of our state’s businesses have 100 employees or less.  It must be our western roots that cause us to blaze our own trail in business – and we’re often a top-five state for entrepreneurial activity and innovation.

Here are three things we think are important to small business success:

Seek Out Support.  There are many resources that can help your business grow and thrive – our Denver Metro Small Business Development Center is doing just that every day and serving thousands of small businesses in Colorado.  It’s also critical that you support the growth of your talent.  And, you guessed it our Denver Metro Chamber Leadership Foundation can help develop leadership capacity for you and your team while teaching you about the most challenging issues facing Colorado.

Have a Deep Bench.  From your own team to the folks you look to for advice, it’s important to have people in and outside of your organization who you can turn to.  You attract top talent when you create a culture that values teamwork, collaboration and frank conversations.  Make a point to build relationships with peers and leaders that inspire you outside the four walls of your office.

Get Out There.  When you run a small business, you are the face of your company.  While there’s plenty of marketing and networking that you can do through social media and online, personal relationships are key.  That means connecting with people who share your passions, whether that means getting out to network, meeting with a leads group or volunteering.

We are so proud of the companies choosing to do business in Colorado – you will be surprised how many people will do whatever they can to help your company grow.

Thank you for doing business here.


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