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AI for Small Business

AI for Small Business

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is no longer just a term used to describe science fiction movies; it is a real-life technology that is transforming the way businesses operate. AI can help small businesses in various ways, from saving time and money to increasing efficiency and productivity. In this blog post, we will explore how AI can assist small businesses, what to consider when using AI in your office, and how to integrate AI into your business. By the end of this post, you should have a better understanding of how AI can benefit your small business.

What is Artificial Intelligence & How Can it Help Small Businesses?

Small businesses are always looking for ways to stay competitive and increase efficiency. AI is a technology that has the potential to revolutionize small business operations and provide a competitive edge.… Read the rest

Join us for Shred Day June 17th

Shred Day is June 17th from 10 am - 12 noon

📢 Join us for SHRED DAY! 📅 June 17th, 2023, from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM.

Time to de-clutter, simplify, and securely dispose of your sensitive paperwork! Held in the Peterkort Parking Lot at 9755 SW Barnes St, Portland, this event is your opportunity to ensure your old personal documents are shredded safely and responsibly.

🔒 Our professional, state-of-the-art shredding truck will be on site, ready to turn your old bank statements, credit card bills, tax records, and more into unrecognizable pieces. Shredding is accepted until the truck is full, so arrive early to make sure your documents get the cut!

⚠️ Please remember, we can’t accept commercial shredding. Also, kindly remove any paper clips, staples, or other bindings from materials before you arrive to ensure a smooth and quick process.… Read the rest

Reflections on Power, Pride and Grace

The proponents of Oregon’s Civil Rights Bill pose for posterity. Seated, from left: Philip S. Hitchcock and Mark O. Hatfield. Standing, from left: Edgar Williams, Marie Smith, Ulysses Plummer, Rev. J. Harold Jones, Lorna J. Marple, Verdell Rutherford, and Otto G. Rutherford. (Oregon Historical Society photo)

It is compromise that prevents each set of reformers from crushing the group at the other end of the political spectrum.”

― John Fitzgerald Kennedy, Profiles in Courage

NOTE from Kevin, the Wilsonville Chamber CEO: This is a superbly written article that makes a lot of sense. I hope you read it and think about how we can all work together, regardless of our party affiliation, to make our city, our state and our country even better.

Throughout our history there have been legislative issues that have deeply divided the Oregon assembly. Should our Democratic Republic survive, there will be many more. Democracy survives only by engagement, not withdrawal.

It is illustrative to look back at this very month, exactly 70 years ago.… Read the rest

The Art of Copycatting: Your Shortcut to a Massive Social Media Following

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Hey there, business buddies in Wilsonville! So, you wanna make some noise on social media, huh? Well, truth is, it’s not just about luck, and it doesn’t have to be all about your biz either. Buckle up, ’cause here are four cool ways to build up your online crew with a little bit of copycat magic.

You’re already bursting with cool ways to show off your products or services. But let’s be real, you gotta have an audience before you start singing your own praises. So, let’s put our heads together and use some tried-and-true methods to get a crowd around your virtual storefront.

Connect with the Familiar Alright, first up, think about your peeps, your target market. How old are they?… Read the rest

How AI is Revolutionizing Search Engine Optimization for Small Businesses

Search Engine Optimization

Periodically, the Search Engine Optimization (SEO) gurus come out and tell everyone some <insert noun> is changing SEO forever. Add that to the nearly constant adjustments search engines are making to their algorithms and hitting the moving target of organic ranking success becomes as impossible as winning a giant stuffy at a carnival. Sure, you see it happen on occasion but never to you.

This article is going to tell you that artificial intelligence (AI) will forever change SEO. We know. You’ve heard claims like this before but this time it’s true. Because for once we’re leveraging machine learning against the machine. It’s a war of the alphabet AI versus SEO and here’s why it’s changing the search landscape forever:

AI Takes on SEO

SEO has long been a critical component of digital marketing strategies for small businesses.… Read the rest