Taking Advantage of A Time To Learn

By: Josh Cross, Interim CEO & President of the Atascadero Chamber of Commerce

Business as we know it has changed. Sped up by the pandemic, we’re seeing an increase in online sales nationwide. More than ever before, small businesses are engaging in the online space to meet new customers and increase sales. At the same time, many have experienced a slow-down for in-person shopping. During this slower period, the Chamber team and I want to ensure you have every opportunity to learn new skills to develop and sustain a long-term business both in-person and online. This is why the Chamber team has launched our Business Development Series.

What is the Business Development Series? Well, we’ve partnered with a few incredible members of our community like SCORE and Mission Community Services Corporation to highlight dozens of useful and virtual webinars and workshops. Our goal is to ensure that you have the chance to grow and learn to help your business thrive now and in the future! The best part? The videos in our Business Development Series are free for our business community.

At your fingertips, you can find upcoming workshops covering how to reach more customers online, tax advice for small businesses, how to define your vision to increase your chances of long-term success, and more! There are some effects from COVID-19 that I suspect we’ll see lasting impacts from, one of which being the success of online sales and engagement. Due to the rise of this customer habit, our Business Development Series will feature many courses on how to conduct business online. After all, strengthening your online business gives you an additional opportunity to make sales and connect with new customers – a win-win.

You can explore the upcoming workshops in our Business Development Series at AtascaderoChamber.org/events/events-calendar/. Each workshop will be marked “Business Development Series” and will provide a quick summary about what you can expect and then direct you to where you can register for it. If you have any questions regarding our Business Development Series, please feel free to give the team a call at (805) 466-2044 or email us at Info@AtascaderoChamber.org.

As always, your Chamber team is here for you! The team and I work hard every day to ensure that our business community is equipped to thrive in 2021 and beyond. If you’d like to partner with us or become a sponsor of the Chamber or an event, give us a call at (805) 466-2044 or email Josh@AtascaderoChamber.org.

Josh Cross

Interim President & CEO of the Atascadero Chamber | Josh Cross

Josh Cross is a longtime Central Coast local, having grown up right here in Atascadero. He has a strong knowledge of governmental and community issues, in addition to economic development. Previously he worked as the Director of Economic Development for the Paso Robles Chamber of Commerce, and has always been passionate about the incredible work Chambers can do for their community.