What’s the modern day chamber of commerce? I’ve almost joined my local chamber a dozen times, but there’s just nothing there for me. I want to be part of the local business community, but they simply don’t provide services I find valuable. They’re not designed for a web based business. They’re not designed for a company that’s never sold a product in it’s own area code (that’s right, never one sale in 845). Bank financing, no thanks. Pitches from the local paper and discounts on ads …. uh no.
I suppose the various shareware associations are along the right lines, but I’ve been a member of those before and don’t find them to be that great either. I think there’s an opportunity in there somewhere, but I can’t put my finger on it.