(Seguin) -- The Seguin Area Chamber of Commerce wants to help you and your business to be more successful. The chamber has brought in business expert Stephanie Scheller to host a pair of seminars Tuesday morning.
Scheller says the first seminar begins at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday and focuses on marketing, and the second seminar starts at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday and details ways for you to create systems of success for your business.
"My big passion is all about helping small business owners take back their business. I feel like we got too many of them out there who have no control. So we put together basically three hours -- an hour and a half seminar and an hour and a half seminar on how to take control of your business in two of the biggest areas that people struggle with are marketing and systems. How does your business run with or without you? I'm excited. This is the first time, I've done the two together. It's going to be awesome," said Scheller.
Scheller says the first seminar is called "Cutting Through the Mire of Marketing." She says there are more marketing opportunities available for you these days, but is your marketing working for you?
"Most people are marketing the same way my Nona taught me to make spaghetti. Pull it out of the pot, throw it against the wall. If it sticks, great. If it doesn't, make more spaghetti. I feel like there's a lot of money wasted that way. So it's huge, it's huge," said Scheller.
The second course is called "Creating Systems for Success." Scheller says this one is all about teaching people how to more effectively run their business. She says you don't have to be a slave to your business.
"You have too many people out there who literally can't go on vacation. Maybe they can take a vacation day or something like that, but they can't leave the business. It'll crash without them. If you are at that point, then let me tell you, your business is running you and it's just, I'm going to be honest -- it's just not as much fun to run that kind of business," said Scheller.
The seminars are open to chambers members and the public. Scheller, who promises to provide an energetic and engaging morning, says she hopes people will sign up for both classes.
"If you want to save a little bit of money, you can do the package deal, but you can do one or the other. If you're sitting there going, 'man, I'm struggling with marketing but I only have an hour and a half,' at least -- come out and join us one or vise versa with systems, absolutely," said Scheller.
Chamber officials say it's $40 for one class, or $70 if you sign up for both. You can sign up online at www.seguinchamber.com
, or you can call the chamber office at 830-379-6382.