June 13, 2019

How to overcome obstacles as a female entrepreneur

2019-06-13T13:01:54-05:00

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 entrepreneur 2019-06-13T13:01:54-05:00

May 13, 2019

City of Leander on Modern Business

2019-05-13T13:49:31-05:00

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 Business 2019-05-13T13:49:31-05:00

April 24, 2019

Who’s Running in Our Local Election?

2019-04-24T15:34:42-05:00

While the race for the White House and Congress often grips the nation, participation in – and even awareness of – our local elections has significantly declined in recent years.

Ironically, these local elections concern the offices and issues that have clear and immediate implications for voters in their day-to-day lives – arguably more so than federal contests. Such elections are not only for mayors and council positions, but also local judges, sheriffs, clerks, school board members and other officials. Local elections also include community issues that are put directly to voters – through various ballot measures and initiatives.

Bottom line: these are the elections that affect you the most. Your quality of life is on the ballot.  Please vote in our upcoming […]

Who’s Running in Our Local Election? 2019-04-24T15:34:42-05:00

March 25, 2019

Resources for small businesses and startups

2019-03-20T13:26:32-05:00

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 startups 2019-03-20T13:26:32-05:00

Transitioning from College to Career: A Guide for New Grads

2019-03-14T16:20:26-05:00

Article by Rebecca Moses

Graduating from college, while a great achievement and cause for celebration, can put many young adults in a difficult position. Expectations are high for landing the right entry-level position, while for many the threat of student debt and rent create a feeling of financial instability.

This guide is here to help you figure out what you need to know to get on your feet and keep moving, as your academic development turns into professional development.

Full Article: https://groomandstyle.com/college-to-career-guide-new-grads/

Transitioning from College to Career: A Guide for New Grads 2019-03-14T16:20:26-05:00

Fraudulent Activity Aimed Toward Local Businesses

2019-03-07T16:54:54-05:00

Leander ISD has received six reports in the past two months regarding businesses and a fraudulent advertising company selling unauthorized sponsorship banners for high school athletic facilities.

A business out of the Dallas-Fort Worth region, currently known as Sports Media Marketing, has targeted companies by masquerading itself as a partner with the district and its athletic booster clubs.

The only official source for sponsorship or advertising solicitations is the LISD School and Community Relations department or a legitimate and registered booster club.  Booster clubs are required to keep a copy of their approved registration on file, and businesses may ask to see a copy of this registration as proof of legitimacy, prior to sponsoring the booster clubs.

As part of […]

Fraudulent Activity Aimed Toward Local Businesses 2019-03-07T16:54:54-05:00

January 18, 2019

The Governor’s Small Business Handbook Is Now Updated – And Online!

2019-01-18T13:41:15-05:00

The Small Business Handbook provides in-depth information on starting a business in Texas including information on business formation, employee requirements, taxes and business financing. Also included, is information on programs and resources available to entrepreneurs and small business owners to help them start, grow and scale their business.

The Governor’s Small Business Handbook Is Now Updated – And Online! 2019-01-18T13:41:15-05:00

Motivating Employees to Give Back Is Easier Than You Think

2019-01-11T13:43:07-05:00

By James Moore

Not getting the response you expected from your employee giving campaign?

Don’t just assume your employees aren’t motivated to give. Over $4 billion is raised every year from workplace giving. Employees, for the most part, are ready and willing to give. And while there are probably a few employees who need some motivation, most will give on their own if you have the right strategy.

So what does that look like? Here are a couple of tips.

Make it Easy

Even the best intention to make a donation can get forgotten in the hustle and bustle of daily life. A successful employee giving campaign is one that can be done easily, without hassle.

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Motivating Employees to Give Back Is Easier Than You Think 2019-01-11T13:43:07-05:00

December 14, 2018

What Does a Chamber of Commerce Do and Why Should You Join One?

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The best way to spread the word about your business is by making connections and that is what we do!  Whether you’re new to the local community or a veteran company that has been around for decades, your reputation grows as you engage in other influential entities within your community.

That’s why so many businesses choose to join a chamber of commerce. These resourceful organizations are made to help local businesses thrive.

What is a Chamber of Commerce?

Local chambers tackle both issues and trends taking place in their community as well as offer resources and services to help local businesses succeed. It isn’t just a goodwill effort, but an effective strategy.

Consider these statistics from American Business Magazine:

What Does a Chamber of Commerce Do and Why Should You Join One? 2018-12-14T10:35:13-05:00