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Five reasons to Make Sure Your Events are Programmed as Facebook Events

Five Reasons to Make Sure You Create Facebook Event Pages for In-Person Events (plus an Additional Bonus for HCBA Members)

By Dan Mulka | February 1, 2023

#micronet_heading# There are so many things to remember when running an event.  Whether its a party, a sale, a parade, or a 4-day festival, planners should have a checklist to make sure to make sure nothing essential is missed.  Making sure that you program a Facebook Event for your event needs to be on that…

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Identify and Communicate Your Unique Selling Points (USPs)

By Dan Mulka | January 27, 2023

#micronet_heading# Your small business is unique, but do your potential customers know that? Small businesses face a lot of competition, both online and offline.  And, if you’re marketing yourself similarly to the competition – you can get lost in the shuffle. That is why you need to emphasize your unique selling points, also known as…

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14th Annual FBLA Breakfast Social (RSVP required)

By Dan Mulka | January 26, 2023

#micronet_heading# As part of our continued efforts to promote Lemont High School’s Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) and develop relationships with local business leaders, we would like to cordially invite you to our 14th annual breakfast social.  It’s a great way for business leaders to share their expertise and promote their business, and for…

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Top Takeaways from the U.S. Chamber’s 2023 State of American Business Address

By Dan Mulka | January 20, 2023

#micronet_heading# Article originally posted at In this year’s State of American Business keynote address, U.S. Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Suzanne P. Clark called for a commitment to an “Agenda for American Strength” that affirms America’s position as a global power for good and unleashes the innovating, problem-solving power of business to address…

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2nd Annual LHG Test Kitchen Week Showcases the Culinary Creativity of Local Lemont and Homer Glen Restaurants

By Dan Mulka | January 20, 2023

#micronet_heading# LEMONT, IL – Five local restaurants are participating in the 2nd Annual LHG Test Kitchen Week, which runs from January 20-26, 2023. Participating restaurants in the Lemont and Homer Glen (IL) area were tasked with coming up with unique dishes, drinks and desserts that customers will be able to submit comments and ratings directly to the…

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Three Reasons to Join the Heritage Corridor Business Alliance in a Time of Economic Uncertainty

By Dan Mulka | January 16, 2023

#micronet_heading# Times of economic uncertainty don’t cause anyone to look for new ways to spend money.  But, there are some investments in your business that even when you’re worried about cash flow, are worth the return.  Without those necessities – be they software or services – you couldn’t operate.  A membership with the Heritage Corridor…

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How to Make Your Product or Service Indispensable

By Dan Mulka | December 29, 2022

#micronet_heading# Unless you are extremely fortunate, there’s a lot of competition out there. Your product or service must compete against a host of other businesses not just in your town but, potentially, across the globe. You’re also in competition with inaction or doing nothing at all. If you haven’t analyzed the competition lately, you may…

Should Your Small Business Stay on Twitter? Five Things to Ask Yourself That Have Nothing to do with Elon

Should Your Small Business Stay on Twitter?  Five Things to Ask Yourself That Have Nothing to do with Elon

By Dan Mulka | December 21, 2022

#micronet_heading# Yes, Twitter seems to be the talk of the social media world.  Not necessarily for good reasons either.  Whether you love Elon or you’re fed up with him, you might be thinking about dropping Twitter for your business. Here are five things to think about, plus a bonus thought to consider. 1)    Where’s Your Audience?…

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Making the Most of Your Minutes

By Dan Mulka | December 20, 2022

If becoming more productive is one of your New Year’s resolutions, we have a suggestion for you that could be a game changer.

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3 Storytelling Tips for Marketing a Boring Product/Service at the Holidays

By Dan Mulka | December 20, 2022

#micronet_heading# We’re not here to call your baby ugly. But let’s face it, if you’re reading this article, you must think your product or service isn’t the sexiest, easiest to market. But that doesn’t mean there isn’t good potential. Storytelling can help enliven even the most common products. Through these marketing suggestions you can finish…

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