Tips for better business-city relations – Orange County Register

Smart entrepreneurs and business owners understand that success comes not only from strong internal operations but also through good relationships with community partners, local officials and city leaders. Too often, businesses overlook or fail to prioritize municipal relations and focus only on client growth.

When deciding where to launch a business, business owners invest a significant amount of time, money and other resources, weighing taxes, infrastructure, access, quality of life and workforce. Once a business opens, however, owners may forget the many benefits of their location and therefore miss opportunities for growth. By focusing on relationships with city officials, business owners can remain in tune with, and maximize the benefits of, the cities in which they operate.

Below are some key practices that can allow both businesses and municipalities to flourish:

Get to know city officials

No matter the type of business, it is beneficial to meet…

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