|Thank you for investing in the businesses in your community.
We have promotional tools and special programs that can increase the effectiveness
of the Tools. The great news is that they take very little time to implement.
Link from your website to your Tools and Tools logos
Make sure your Tools logo is in a visible position on your website. Add your Tools logo to your social media sites. Get a high resolution logo if you want to print it. You can also request that we create a customized logo.
time to implement: - 5 minutes
Agriculture, manufacturing, retail, oil and gas, health
care, food industry, tourism, forestry, fishing, and more.
You can quickly select or deselect the special topics that you want
on your Tools.
time to implement:- 1 minute
Articles and videos to send your local businesses
Customized Handouts - Promote Tools
|Print it out and copy it - or attach it to emails or newsletters|
|Get a QR code to your Tools hereSmart phones read QR codes and send the user to the web address in the code.
Example only - use the link on the left to get your code|
|Presentation script |
Giving a presentation? Here is a presentation you can customize.
time to implement: - an hour to grab the screenshots (see above) and customize text
Grab & Go!
We have images and short paragraphs about resources in your Tools.
Copy and paste these in your communications with your local businesses.
the Tools to your business community
We help you introduce the Tools by providing sample emails to go with
the video, flyer and press release shown in the three boxes below. Sample
- Email with video link to send with request that they forward it to
3 local businesses
- Sample email with video link to send to chamber members
- Sample email with Flyer to your city manager requesting
that they provide as part of the business license process
- Sample email with Press release to local newspaper
time to implement:- about an hour to review items and send emails
Tools 15-day Welcome series for new businesses
Welcome your new businesses with this 15-day email series, introducing
people to key resources on the Tools, your local business partners, and
You can use this program to work more closely with your business partners
(other agencies) by involving them in promotion and in reviewing/adding
information about their services.
to promote your local businesses: You can allow your local businesses
list their services, promoting "Buy-Local" for
time to implement: 20 minutes to review program. 20 minutes to send
emails invitations to business partners and invite them to a 30 minute
conference or in-person meeting.
3-minute video explaining the Tools
Use a link to this video clip in your emails or in meetings. You can also
send this link to other business agencies to explain the Tools
or can be used with businesses. It can also be emailed to chamber members.
time to implement:: - 3 minutes to watch the clip
from the Tools
Videos highlighting resources in the Tools
Program for clients with regular newsletters: We will provide two video
trainings per month showing existing businesses some of the tools that
can help their businesses. You can include an image and video link in your
newsletters, an email blast, or you can let your business partners send
it out to their clients.
time to implement:- 5 minutes to add links and text to your newsletter
Press release for your local newspaper and online (sample for Medina County)
Send a press release about the Tools to your local newspaper. You may
request a special topic. Please allow 10 days.
time to implement:- 10 minutes to review and email
others to link to your Tools
Invite others to link to your Tools site. Here is the code that they need
to provide their webperson. We also created a sample email to send with the
time to implement:- takes 1 minute
your social networking links to the Tools
We will add your social networking links to the front page of the Tools.
time to implement:- 2 minutes
artwork for Tools business cards -
Use business cards to pass out to businesses at city or chamber events,
to business license applicants, at SBDC classes and SCORE/SBDC counseling
sessions. We will provide the art - but you must email this to a local
printer to get it printed.
time to implement: 15 minutes to 1 hour (most time is finding a printer
and sending the art to the printer). Also requires about $50 for printing.
Add items to News to Know
If there are events coming up, you can quickly add the event to your Tools.
time to implement:- 2 minutes
banner for reception area
Do you want to borrow a banner for a special event? Email us 2 weeks in
time to implement: - about an hour - to tell us what you want on the
banner, review the art, submit the art for printing.
We will post your sponsors anywhere you want on the Tools at no cost to
you. All you need to do is find the sponsors, send us their logo and their
time to implement:- several hours/days to find sponsors
for Local Help? (Sample from Marana)
Using chamber directory, list chamber members under each topic in the Tools
Program for chambers of commerce: We can use most chamber of commerce
directories to select certain business categories and list them under appropriate
topics in the Tools.
time to implement:- none; assuming your directory allows us to provide