Business

Boost Your Business: Compassionate businesses and customers

Twenty-twenty was a stressful year for many of us. With the arrival of 2021, everyone has seen the need and desire for empathy, compassion, and connection. Now is the time to project optimism and lead with compassion and approach our customers with empathy. Your customers become your greatest assets and ambassadors when they see you genuinely care about them. ...

 
 

Business Briefs Dec. 18

• Bove Jewelers in Kennett Square has converted its store into an art museum for customers. The exhibit, which is free for visitors and open through Pennsylvania’s shutdown order on Jan. 4, showcases original artwork from some of history’s most famous artists, including Vincent Van Gogh, Marc Chagall, Georges Seurat, Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dalí, Edgar Degas, Erte’ ...

 

County offers more grants to businesses

Chester County Commissioners approved a further $10 million in funding to support small businesses and agricultural enterprises impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Available under the Chester County Main Street Preservation program, grants will be administered by the Chester County Economic Development Council at the request of the Commissioners. “This program doesn’t ...

 

Boost Your Business: Before that next email campaign

Email campaigns and newsletters are still important and cost-effective. However, today, email campaigns must be targeted, relevant, and break through the noise and hurdles of our inboxes. Gone are the days of effectively reaching your audience with mass emails.  To be effective, with everything that everyone is receiving, you need to really answer the following ...

 

Business Briefs Nov. 20

• Members of the Chadds Ford Business Association got their second lesson on how to “Grow with Google” during a Wednesday morning webinar. The hour-long session, hosted by former Delaware County resident Randi Penfil, dealt with the importance of businesses setting up Google Business accounts. Joe Lafferty, president of the Chadds Ford Business Association, commented ...

 

Business Briefs Oct. 30

• The Chadds Ford Business Association will hold a special meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 18, at 8 a.m. It’s a Zoom session and will include a Grow with Google training session with Randi Penfil. Click here to register. • SCORE of Delaware and Chester Counties is holding a webinar to help businesses get off to a good start with Business Smart Workshop, 10-11:30 a.m. ...

 

Business Briefs Oct. 16

• Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach, REALTORS® salutes sales associates in the Chadds Ford office for being the office leaders for the month of September 2020. Individuals recognized are Cher Finnan, recognized for volume; Aaron Wilson, recognized for units; and Cheryl O’Donnell, recognized for units. Also recognized were two teams, the Susan Manners' ...

 

Boost Your Business: Job descriptions

A job description outlines the basic function and responsibilities of a specific job title. It typically includes the tasks, duties, goals, and expectations for the person in the position. An accurate job description also includes information about working conditions, tools, equipment used, and the job’s relationship to other positions. An ideal job description ...

 

Business Briefs Sept 25

• Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach, REALTORS® salutes sales associates in the Chadds Ford Office for being the office leaders for the month of August. Susan Kauffman was recognized for units. The Susan Manners' Team was recognized for listings and units. The Jim DeFrank Team was recognized for volume. • Interested in what’s going on at the ...

 

The Human Resource: Hiring during COVID-19

Your business is facing challenges that are unprecedented in recent history. Your workforce may no longer be “in the office” so to speak and this raises a plethora of obstacles to growing your human capital. This article provides strategic guidance and practical tips to help you reflect on your practices, identify your gaps, and implement new processes to ensure you ...

 

YouTube for growing a business

YouTube is the second largest search engine with millions of viewers per day, so it pays for companies to have a YouTube channel. That, according to Randi Penfil, a trainer with Grow with Google. Google owns YouTube, and Penfil — a former member of the Chadds Ford Business Association before she and her family moved to Baltimore — hosted a webinar for CFBA members ...