Tuesday Tune-Up

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The “Tuesday Tune-up” is a weekly gathering for downtown business owners for networking, coffee, refreshments and a 10-25 minute video webinar with Jon Schallert* featuring topics to help you increase your business. This is an initiative of the Economic Restructuring Committee of the Clayton Downtown Development Association, Inc. Please note that topics are subject to change.

WHAT:   ”Tuesday Tune-Up”
WHEN:   Every Tuesday at 8:30 am
WHERE: Historic Wagner House, 121 E First Street (September*)
WHO:      Downtown Clayton Business owners/managers who want to improve & increase their business.

Invest just one hour a week to meet your fellow downtown business owners, learn practices and methods to make your business a destination and more profitable, and how a destination business owner must think differently about their business growth strategy.


09/09/14 – Reevaluating Your Market Place: You’re Thinking Too Small
In this webinar destination marketer Jon Schallert talks about:

  • The importance of expanding your marketplace, rather than settling for it.
  • To see your business, as a Destination, strategically changes how you position it to consumers.
  • How to “map” your new marketplace and define the communities from which consumers can come to your business.
  • How to identify opportunities that are not part of your local demographics who can become viable targets to attract to your business.

09/16/14 – Using the Power of Emotional Intelligence
Shari Frisinger, President of CornerStone Strategies, talks with Jon Schallert about how business owners can develop more effective communication strategies to yield more profitable business results. In this audio interview, Shari discusses:

  • What Emotional Intelligence is
  • How owners emotions impact problem solving and why
  • How emotions and feelings can influence a rational decision
  • Misconceptions about emotions vs. rational thinking in problem solving and decision making
  • When it’s OK for an owner to show they are angry
  • The definition of the emotional brain
  • The role of predictability in our daily interactions
  • What an owner can do when faced with an irate, angry customer
  • What to do with someone who withdraws and becomes very quiet
  • “Amy and Andy” and “fight, flight or freeze” defined
  • How owners can use their emotions to inspire and motivate their employees to work better as a team
  • How to get employees to handle disagreements themselves instead of getting the owner involved

09/23/14 – Impact of the “Clayton Harvest & Music Festival”
The Clayton Harvest & Music Festival” is the largest event that occurs in Clayton and it happens in downtown! What is the impact on your downtown business and how can you better use the event to develop new sales and customers? Discussion will include:

  • How were sales during Harvest Festival week compared to last year?
  • How were Saturday sales compared to last year?
  • If you are not usually open on Saturday, do you open for Harvest Festival or otherwise involved?
  • Did you do anything special to prepare for the Harvest Festival?
    • Longer hours
    • Special merchandise
    • Additional signage
    • Additional staff
    • Advertising
    • Other: ________________________
  • What can downtown businesses do to better capitalize on the increased foot traffic?
  • What can the Chamber of Commerce do to help improve the event for downtown businesses?

09/30/144th Quarter Marketing Strategies to Implement Now
Jon Schallert gives you 14 important marketing strategies any business can put into place immediately to help impact your sales during the 4th quarter. All these strategies are low cost or no cost – AND THEY WORK!  – Please Note Meeting Change: Four Oaks Room, The Clayton Center, 111 E Second Street.

*”Tuesday Tune-Up” rotates meeting locations monthly and will meet at Sherry’s Signature Cheesecakes, 120 E Main Street in October