At Anttix, we put our best into every project that comes our way but we have a special place in our hearts for local businesses and organizations. The main reason is we get to work side by side and face to face with our client to improve and contribute to the areas we ourselves strive in. Would you want to improve the local energy company or your own chamber of commerce? There is something to be said of that small town mentality where everyone helps everyone else out. It’s comforting and beneficial to everyone involved. In this weeks' blog article we are going to talk about why staying local is import to us and why it may be important to you.
The first advantage to working locally is become a bigger part of your own community. Getting involved with charity events, community fundraisers, and educational programs can go a long way to enrich your business life. Your motivation shouldn't just be to get name recognition and sales leads either, that should be a happy byproduct. Your motivation should be to show your community what is important to you and what you want to be involved with. If you put positive effort into your community then something positive should reflect back. If you are only motivated by greed and profit then chances are you won't get much in return.
The second advantage to local business is probably the most important. This is a goal, and that goal is to become an authority in your community. You can strive to be the best but you simply need to be an outstanding resource in your field of expertise. At Anttix we have a passion for what we do and we want to share that passion with our community. Whether it is web design in Shorewood, IL or application design in Naperville, IL we enjoy each and every chance we get to help our community with technology challenges. If you can be a professional shoulder to lean on for your community you will do more than you think.
The third and final advantage we will talk about today is about making a positive change. Maybe you see something your community needs or a problem your company can help solve. Being poised in a position to help your community overcome difficulties and avoid untrustworthy business practices can be a huge advantage. Perhaps you have found businesses in your community who struggle to succeed where you can help turn that around. As a technology company Anttix has helped many local businesses implement web-based products to fill gaps and solve issues they have suffered for months or even years. When your community grows and succeeds you will too. Find the niche your community may be lacking in and help it succeed.
There are many advantages to working locally but all of them should lead to a sense of community pride and striving businesses that work alongside your own. Your business doesn't always have to be about your needs, it should be about the needs of those around you. This includes both your customers and your community. Contact your local chamber of commerce or local business networking group today to learn about how you can get involved.
Anttix is a proud member of several local organizations including the Plainfield Chamber of Commerce and Joliet Chamber of Commerce. Call toll-free today at (888) 426-8849 if you are in the Shorewood, Joliet, Naperville, Plainfield and surrounding area to find out how Anttix can help you.