The Benefits of Chambers of Commerce Membership
June 23, 2020
Hosted by Candy Messer
Are you an entrepreneur or a leader of a company and wonder if being a member of your local chamber is right for you? Do you ponder what the benefits are of joining? Would you like to know what opportunities exist for you as a member of the chamber? Tune it as I discuss these topics with the CEO of the Torrance Chamber of Commerce Donna Duperron, and she’ll educate us the things your local chamber does to help you be successful.
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Tuesday at 2 PM Pacific Time on VoiceAmerica Business Channel
Our show is education-based to give information to entrepreneurs to help them know the rules and regulations that need to be followed to help them avoid penalties and keep them in compliance. It also offers tips for success in various areas including marketing, website design, budgeting, understanding information on financial reports and more.
By listening to this program, you will learn about specific regulations in the areas of business licenses, payroll, sales tax (for online and brick and mortal sellers), 1099 processing and other compliance tasks. You will also hear tips from experts to help you manage and grow your business to be more profitable.
Topics will include labor law updates, creating systems and processes, building a team, understanding the differences, features and benefits of desktop versus cloud based software, creating a marketing plan, and other important topics for entrepreneurs. Tune in Tuesdays at 2 PM Pacific Time on VoiceAmerica Business.
Candy Messer is President of Affordable Bookkeeping and Payroll Services. She offers entrepreneurs customized services to meet their varying needs including bookkeeping, payroll, QuickBooks consulting and bill pay services. With more than 20 years of experience, Candy understands the stresses business owners face. By removing the burden of the financial tasks, she gives them peace of mind and the freedom to do what they love.
Candy is co-author of “Business Success With Ease” released in 2013 and “Navigating Entrepreneurship” released in 2014 and was an expert writer for Today’s Innovative Woman and Thriving Women in Business magazines.
Candy was named 2010 Woman of the Year by the Peninsula ABWA, 2011 Entrepreneur Mom of the Year by Today’s Innovative Woman Magazine, and 2012 El Camino Foundation Distinguished Alumni. Affordable Bookkeeping and Payroll was named 2016 Small Business of the Year by the Torrance Chamber and Intuit’s (creator of QuickBooks software) 2016 Firm of the Future.
Candy also serves as President of the South Bay Business Women’s Association. She is married with two grown children, a grandson, and lives in California. When not running her company or the association, Candy enjoys reading, crocheting, logic puzzles and spending time with friends.