Why Your Dad Was Right About Chamber of Commerce Memberships

Okay, so maybe your dad never told you anything about joining a chamber of commerce but we’re sure between one of your parents you learned the following lessons. And you might be surprised how they apply to membership with Business Victor Harbor.

You Are the Company You Keep

Do you remember this one? Your parents likely told you to be careful who you associate with because people assume certain things about you based on your peer group. So, let’s see. If you hang out with business-focused, civic-minded people at BVH, what does that mean for your business? Only good things. Your parents were right. The company you keep says a lot about you.

One Day You’ll Thank Me

The day you join BVH, you’ll be exposed to a lot of incredible knowledge through member connections and a deep resource within the chamber and its programming. But the information doesn’t find its way into your brain through osmosis. You need to meet the people who can help your business succeed and attend the networking events. If you do, your business and network will grow and you’ll thank the chamber one day.

If All Your Friends Jumped off of a Bridge, Would You?

BVH isn’t a cookie-cutter organisation offering a one-size solution to your business problems. It’s not an equation. The help you can find at the chamber is personalised to your business. It’s not about following the crowd, unless you consider personalised best practices or listening to experts in your field as following the crowd.

Manners Don’t Cost a Cent

Manners don’t cost a cent and neither does making the most of your membership with Business Victor Harbor. Whether you make lifelong connections that will help your business prosper or you never do anything with your BVH membership, the fee is the same. So, what do you say? Why not get involved as much as possible or use those resources to maximum advantage? You have everything to gain and nothing more to spend.

Watch the Other Guy

Keeping an eye on the competition is important. But in today’s global economy it doesn’t need to just be your competition you keep an eye on. Many successful business people become that way by applying a business’ success in another industry to their own. Seeing those possibilities and connections can help you grow in a way your competition isn’t. The chamber can assist you in keeping an eye on the other guy but will also help you discover valuable lessons from other business professionals, things that may just help you solve a challenge in your own business.

Life Is Better When You Have a Good Time—and Bring Others Along for the Ride

Business Victor Harbor isn’t a stodgy business groups like some people believe. We’re comprised of professionals who want to achieve business success and help the Victor Harbor community along the way. We advocate for pro-business legislation and bring innovative ideas to the Fleurieu. We also can throw one heck of an event and we love bringing people along for the ride.

While today’s Business Victor Harbor is not your dad’s, or even your mum’s, chamber of commerice, it still benefits your business. While programs and offerings have changed with the times, their value is as beneficial as your parents’ advice. You may ignore it at first, but ultimately it leads to your growth.