July 10, 2018

Branding and Workplace Culture

2018-07-10T16:41:35+00:00

The trend toward Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) over the past decade has had a tremendous positive impact on businesses and various charitable causes. There is little doubt that companies grow and communities improve when there is a conscious effort to do more than just make a profit and provide dividends for shareholders. In fact, as the CSR movement matures, we see increasing evidence of the linkage between financial success and being engaged in philanthropic and charitable endeavors within our communities.

The businesses that excel in CSR have developed workplace cultures that bond employees to something greater than themselves or their jobs. But we also find ourselves, as business leaders, struggling to define exactly what is a good work culture. […]

Branding and Workplace Culture 2018-07-10T16:41:35+00:00

June 29, 2018

Chamber Tip: Job Bank Feature

2018-06-29T11:27:33+00:00
Our online job bank is a free service offered for members that is a great opportunity and easy to use feature if you are looking to fill a position.
How to post a job:
1. Go to the www.leandercc.org homepage and log in to your ‘Members Only’ account. If you do not know your username and password, give us a call at 512-259-1907.
2. After logging in, you will see your member portal. From there, click the ‘Features’ drop down menu and then click ‘View/Add Jobs’.
3. Click ‘Post Job’. Here you will add all of the information required for the position and even have the option to allow applicants to […]

Chamber Tip: Job Bank Feature 2018-06-29T11:27:33+00:00

What’s New with LinkedIn

2018-06-25T11:02:36+00:00

LinkedIn is the world’s largest professional networking site, with over 530 million members. Dive into some of the biggest tools you may have missed from this platform.

Salary Insights on Jobs

In 2016, LinkedIn introduced Salary — a tool that allows users to see a detailed breakdown of salaries by job title and location based on information privately submitted by LinkedIn members. Since then, they’ve identified ways to make this experience even more valuable. You can explore compensation details next to open roles, showing an estimated or expected salary range for the role.

The salary information shared on job listings comes from one of two places:

  1. Employer Provided: Employers can provide salary ranges for specific jobs, meaning you will know exactly what […]
What’s New with LinkedIn 2018-06-25T11:02:36+00:00

Starting Your Own E-Business as a Stay-at-Home Mom

2018-06-20T09:22:25+00:00

Article by Eva Benoit

When you are a stay-at-home mom, your days aren’t exactly free. Between caring for the house and the kids, there is plenty of work to do. However, as the children grow older and become more involved in school, some stay-at-home parents find they have some spare time on their hands all of a sudden. Starting a home e-business is a great way to make use of that time while contributing to your household income.

Do You Have What it Takes?

Of course, starting a small business is no small endeavor. It takes commitment and hard work. If you want to stick to it, your best bet is finding a way to work your passions into your business ideas. […]

Starting Your Own E-Business as a Stay-at-Home Mom 2018-06-20T09:22:25+00:00

Common Mistakes Employers Make With At-Will Employment in Texas

2018-06-15T16:32:24+00:00

COMMON MISTAKES EMPLOYERS MAKE WITH AT-WILL EMPLOYMENT IN TEXAS

Article By David Oliver and Laura Fowler

Texas law permits private employers and nonprofit organizations to offer at-will employment – a term used to refer to an employment arrangement in which either party may terminate the relationship at any time without cause. Unfortunately, some employers make mistakes that make it difficult for them to enforce ­at-will employment relationships.

One of the most common errors businesses make when creating an initial job offer letter or agreement is to state an annual salary.  This creates an issue in an at-will arrangement because a business can become liable for the full annual salary if it chooses to terminate the relationship early. The best way to […]

Common Mistakes Employers Make With At-Will Employment in Texas 2018-06-15T16:32:24+00:00

May 31, 2018

Independent Contractor VS Employee: What’s Best for Your Business?

2018-05-31T10:50:03+00:00

Article by John Pearce and Laura Fowler

As your business grows, you will invariably reach a point where you simply cannot manage all aspects of the business without help. But many small business owners are finding it increasingly difficult to find quality employees to fill needed positions. The U.S. Small Business Administration claims that, “more than 50 percent of small businesses said it was very or somewhat difficult to fill open positions.” This has led many business owners to consider hiring contract labor.

Perhaps the single most important thing for business owners to learn about employment law is how to properly characterize employees and contract workers. Truly frightening consequences befall on employers who do not familiarize themselves […]

Independent Contractor VS Employee: What’s Best for Your Business? 2018-05-31T10:50:03+00:00

Small Business Financing in Texas Guide

2018-04-18T15:39:05+00:00

Business in Texas is booming. While many states have seen a decline in population and business, Texas has seen only growth.

In fact, what sets the state apart from other regions is its potential for business growth and its relative financial support system. Texas is definitely open for business.

Both at the federal and state levels, there are a […]

Small Business Financing in Texas Guide 2018-04-18T15:39:05+00:00

April 20, 2018

Want the Chamber to help you improve your ranking on Google?

2018-04-20T10:51:13+00:00
Want the Chamber to help you improve your ranking on Google?  These 3 tips are super easy to do and will actually improve your ranking with Google.
1. Add the chamber’s logo to your website.  Google ranks chambers as highly credible pages.  If you want to increase your organic search and are a current member of the Chamber, add this to the bottom of your page with our logo and link.
Proud member of Leander Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center.  www.leandercc.org
2. Ensure your site is indexed on Google.  Just type this into the URL:  Site:your full URL.  If you don’t show up, here is a great blog we […]

Want the Chamber to help you improve your ranking on Google? 2018-04-20T10:51:13+00:00

Insurance: How do I make this happen for my small business?

2018-04-17T16:02:52+00:00

This is a question that plagues many of our local businesses.  In our last Lessons in Business meeting we discussed small business benefits.  There are many options for your business to consider. Businesses can choose traditional insurance, non-traditional insurance plans, health sharing, and many more options.  Our goal at the chamber is to help ensure that you are aware of all of the options available to you and make sure that you understand that there are options for every business at just about every price point.  

The session began with Chamber President, Bridget Brandt sharing how the Chamber has moved to Health Sharing for their employees and the process they went through to evaluate this benefit […]

Insurance: How do I make this happen for my small business? 2018-04-17T16:02:52+00:00

March 23, 2018

Leander 15th Annual Golf Classic

2018-03-23T10:32:25+00:00

This annual event has once again proven itself as one of the most popular events in Leander.  The sold out tournament will be held on April 27th.  If you didn’t register in time, it’s not too late to participate in the Par-tee Mixer held the evening prior.  All members of the Leander Chamber of Commerce are invited to attend.  RSVP here.

Leander 15th Annual Golf Classic 2018-03-23T10:32:25+00:00