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Exchange Friday takes place every Friday at 7:30 a.m. at Smokey Row. If you are interested in starting a business, have already started a business, have questions or concerns, new business thoughts, or if you’re just curious, you and your friends and colleagues are welcome!

Monthly Moderators are back in 2023!

The moderator will change each month which means there may be guest speakers, special topics, individual stories, or just great conversation as the moderator directs the discussion. We will still address members’ challenges as they are brought to the table as well as any wins members want to share. The only change will be who’s leading the charge. Some months are still available for the taking, but at the moment, here is the 2023 list of Monthly Moderators:

** Note special events either hosted or sponsored in part by The Exchange

Some topics to explore…

Listed in no particular order

  • Marketing
  • Square Point of Sale Instruction
  • Customer Service
  • Time Management Tackled in May 2022
  • Team Building
  • Government Regulation
  • Professional Networking
  • Property, Facilities, Spaces – Leasing / Purchasing / Local Information
  • Collaboration – Building Business through Community Connections
  • Goal Setting Tackled in October 022
  • Chamber / Main Street – Who are they and what do they do? Tackled in April 2022
  • Vision and Mission Statements
  • SBDC
  • Business Plans Tackled February 2023
  • Financial Pitfalls and Planning
  • Hiring Employees
  • Types of Business Models / Legal and Practical
  • How to Be In The Know
  • Area Activities / Learning Opportunities
  • WHAT DO YOU WANT ADDED TO THE LIST? Feel free to go to our “Talk To Us” page and let us know your thoughts, concerns, or additional topic requests.

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