Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals shares another “Advice from the Pros” blog, this time featuring Laura Allen.
One of the tips Laura shares is about joining her local chamber of commerce. Every city has one (except of course if you live in a 1000-person hamlet, in which case, you may need to start your own).
What is a chamber of commerce and how can it help you with growing your client base?
A chamber of commerce is an organization that is put together by business owners in a town or city to advocate for businesses, help businesses work together, create a referral network, and even lobby for legislation that might be favorable to the local business community.
Chambers often have networking meetings, get-togethers, and meet-and-greets, as well as sometimes planning community events, supporting charity work, or even sponsoring educational forums and workshops.
Members pay a fee to join a chamber and also elect the board and council members.
If you’re looking for a way into business-minded circles, it might be worth it to check out your local chamber and fork up the fee.
Get some more tips from Laura Allen here:
Image courtesy of: danapointchamber
“Our Advice From the Pros series of blog posts will highlight one of the leaders in the massage and bodywork field once a week. Laura Allen (www.lauraallenmt.com) is our featured expert this week. Allen, an educator and the massage division director of Soothing Touch, has been a massage therapist for 18 years. She is the author of five textbooks published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins and is a regular contributor to trade publications.”