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July 2, 2020

Getting the Most Out of Your Membership


After starting his brand new business in 2012, Steve Reilly of ReillyCo Advertising asked himself questions like, “Where should I spend my resources?” and “How much time do I have to devote?”

After deciding to join the Leander Chamber in 2013, though Leander was small and much fewer members than the Austin Chamber that he had previously been involved in, Reilly recognized the “vision or ‘mojo’” Leander had for the future of business and supporting members.

Flash forward 7 years, Reilly’s advice for how to get the most out of your membership begins with setting a realistic goal of what you expect to bring to the chamber. He believes “you have to give to get” and the key to networking is about […]

Getting the Most Out of Your Membership2020-07-06T12:23:56-05:00

January 13, 2020

Tips for Giving Your Home-Based Business the Perfect Space it Deserves


Whether you’ve already started running a business from your home or you’re thinking about your next move, you’ll need to make sure the location is right. The space requirements can vary from one business to another, so it’s vital to know what you’re getting into. Your business of choice could even be the deciding factor between staying put and moving to another house.

When to Redesign

You can redesign an existing room in your home if your business doesn’t need a lot of space. Some of the businesses that can fit into a room include running an e-commerce business, freelancing, and graphic design. If you’re meeting with clients, make sure to factor that into the layout you’ll need when designing […]

Tips for Giving Your Home-Based Business the Perfect Space it Deserves2020-01-13T10:18:36-06:00

October 10, 2019

How to Get a Small Business Line of Credit


Having available cash on hand is crucial for businesses of all sizes, and a business line of credit is often a great way to get that cash. A credit line can help when you have unexpected cash flow gaps or when you want to take advantage of opportunities that arise. That’s why so many business owners have turned to a business line of credit—according to a 2017 study by the Federal Reserve, a business line of credit was one of the top three most popular financing options amongst business owners who applied for financing.

But how easy is it to actually get a business line of […]

How to Get a Small Business Line of Credit2019-10-10T10:06:32-05:00

September 19, 2019

July 25, 2019

The Importance of Using a Virtual Office When Setting Up a Business


This guest post was originally published at Alliance Virtual Offices

When you start a business, you want it to have a professional image. That means a proper address and phone number in an area that is well-respected.

If that sounds pricey to you, you’re not alone.

Lots of new business owners think that in order to give their start up a corporate image, they need to break the bank by leasing fancy offices in the best part of town. But this doesn’t have to be the case.

With a virtual office, you can get the professional image your new business needs without having to lease or buy expensive office space. You can rest easy knowing that you don’t […]

The Importance of Using a Virtual Office When Setting Up a Business2019-07-25T15:50:34-05:00

June 28, 2019

State Lawmakers To Increase School Funding And Lower Property Taxes


The 86th Texas Legislature convened and concluded with shared priorities including public school funding and property tax reform.

Here’s a little breakdown of the two big bills:

Senate Bill 2 – Property Taxes
The Governor signed Senate Bill 2 (by Sen. Bettencourt – Houston) on June 12. The new law lowers the current 8 percent revenue cap to 3.5 percent, triggering an automatic election if the tax rate is exceeded. Taxing units would not be required to hold an election if they are going beyond the 3.5 percent cap in response to a natural disaster. The new law also prohibits taxing entities from adopting a future budget or taking any action that decreases the compensation of first responders. The […]
State Lawmakers To Increase School Funding And Lower Property Taxes2019-06-28T14:39:14-05:00

How to overcome obstacles as a female entrepreneur


Article by Bankrate

The number of women-owned businesses in the United States has seen huge growth. In fact, women are opening an average of 849 new businesses per day.

Women-owned businesses increased a dramatic 31 times over the past 46 years, according to the 2018 State of Women-Owned Businesses Report commissioned by American Express.  Between 1972 and 2018, they’ve risen from 402,000 (4.6% of all firms) in 1972 to 12.3 million (40% of all firms) in 2018.

Despite the numbers and what looks like success on paper, women-owned businesses actively fail to represent a larger portion of the total employment […]

How to overcome obstacles as a female entrepreneur2019-06-13T13:01:54-05:00

May 13, 2019

City of Leander on Modern Business


Leander is growing rapidly – between the Metro Rail, new St. David’s hospital due to expand, ACC San Gabriel campus, and new businesses and communities opening every day, see why Leander is becoming a major Austin suburb.

City of Leander on Modern Business2019-05-13T13:49:31-05:00

March 25, 2019

Resources for small businesses and startups


U.S. News & World Report has several resources that are designed to help small business owners learn more about business loans and other financial options that are available. You can find them here:

Resources for small businesses and startups2019-03-20T13:26:32-05:00