Running a business from home has become much more commonplace, especially here in the Bay Area. If you’re running your business from a home office in Dublin, here are four local resources you can start using today.
The Dublin Chamber of Commerce
You’ll find great networking opportunities at the Dublin Chamber of Commerce (http://www.dublinchamberofcommerce.org/) as well as information on news and events, like member grand openings. The Chamber of Commerce can also connect you to other resources to help you further grow your business. And if you become a member, you’ll gain access to local seminars, get listed in the local membership directory, have the chance to be featured in the Chamber’s newsletter, and enjoy other benefits. The Chamber of Commerce is your direct link to the community and can be a valuable source for business referrals.
Dublin isn’t short on coffee shops. From Barnstormers to Starbucks and Dr. Beanz, you’ll find plenty of shops that offer free Wi-Fi and a great atmosphere. Coffee shops are great places to work and in some cases, can even help boost productivity. Plus, it breaks the monotony of working at home. Some shops make great meeting locations too.
Think coworking spaces are only in San Francisco, Oakland, or San Jose? Think again. You’ll find some great spaces in Dublin and other smaller cities too. Coworking spaces can help you establish a professional image for your business by providing you with a business address and an office outside of your home. Plus, you’ll have the chance to meet and network with other members.
Local Marketing Resources
Take advantage of local marketing resources for things like online and print marketing. It’s hard to grow a business if no one knows who you are. Using local resources will help you reach local customers, so you get more potential leads through the front door.
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