This episode of Indie Business Podcast is a recording of my “Real People Real Business” radio show which airs live on Saturday mornings on WIXE-AM in Monroe, North Carolina. In this episode, I interviewed Pat Kahle, President of the Union County Chamber of Commerce, and Johnnie McCrorey of Trendy Treats by Johnnie. We discussed a variety of topics to help entrepreneurs take advantage of their local chamber of commerce. This collage includes a picture of me and Pat at a local chamber event, the logo for my local chamber of commerce, Johnnie McCrorey of Trendy Treats by Johnnie, and the giant cupcake Johnnie made for me for Indie Business Studio's grand opening last month.
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Show Notes For This Episode
- What a chamber of commerce is, and how you can expect it to serve you What questions to ask your local chamber to determine whether your local chamber is the right place for you to be
- How to identify and enjoy mentoring in your local chamber. How your chamber leverages knowledge to help you be successful. And if they don't, how you can make the first connection and get something going in your community yourself!
- From foreclosure to success: Johnnie McCrorey. Johnnie McCrorey of Trendy Treats shares the story of how she started her home-based baking business after a foreclosure and trying (unsuccessfully) to find a traditional job.
- Is entrepreneurship for everyone? A discussion on what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur, and whether *anyone* can do it.
- How to get help in your business. Whether it's family, friends, spouses, or paid assistants, we discuss examples of how to enlist the help you need to be successful.
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE UNION COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE