Business in Orange Township

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10 Tips for an Effective Marketing Blueprint to Build Your Small Business

Once you’ve set up your business and created a product or service to sell, it’s time for you to create a marketing plan. A lot goes into building such a plan. But members of the online small business community can lend some helpful insights. Here are some tips you can use to market your small business more effectively.

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Facebook for Small Business: 23 Expert Tips to Reach More Customers on Social Media

Tried and true marketing strategies for small business owners who want to build a Facebook following, generate new leads, and turn social followers into paying customers.

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Why Is Video Taking Over?

It’s more than another channel; video is taking over the Internet. John Gelety, director of video services for NAPCO Media, talks about why that’s happening now, and how it’s a great opportunity for your brand to make a compelling impression just by telling your own story. This is Part 1 of the interview. Check back tomorrow for Part 2, when John offers tips for making great videos, including how to get started with just your smartphone

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How to Grow Your Side Hustle

[INFOGRAPHIC] How to grow your side hustle into a successful business. Do you pursue a passion to earn some extra cash doing what you love to do? A new study show sthat lalf of side hustlers make $500 to $5000 extra per year!  Here's how to go one better and turn your pat-time gig into a full-time career.  


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Doing Business in Orange Township

Before doing business, Orange Township requires some basic information from potential vendors, along with state and federal forms. Please email or fax the required forms, to 740-548-7537, Attn: Orange Business.


 - All Vendors must complete and return the Orange Township Vendor Request Form (PDF format)


- All Vendors must complete and return the W-9 Form (PDF)


- Vendor expected to be paid more than $10,000 in a one year time period - State of Ohio Certification/Affidavid (PDF)

View some of the services and products the township frequently uses: 

- Office supplies

- Paper products

- Printing

- Cleaning Supplies

The OT Economic Development Advisory Board evolved into the OT Outreach and Communications Committee as a means to address and facilitate the connections between the Orange Township local government and all segments of the Orange Township residential and business population.  Please see the Orange Township Outreach and Communications Committee page for more information.

The purpose of this sign regulation is to promote and protect the public health by regulating existing and proposed outdoor signs of all types. It is intended to protect values, create a more attractive economic and business climate, enhance and protect the physical appearance and preserve the scenic and natural beauty of the communities and countryside, reduce sign distraction and obstructions that may contribute to traffic accidents, provide more open space and generally curb the deterioration of the

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Due to a recent change in Ohio Laws, the Board of Orange Township Trustees, on February 20, 2018, approved Resolution #18-083, which adopts the Registration and Regulation of Transient Vendors or “Door-to-Door” sales in Orange Township. 


Residents are now able to add their addresses to the Orange Township “Do Not Knock” Registry. This registry lists the addresses of those that Do Not desire to be solicited by door-to-door sales, and prohibit the vendors from knocking on your door.  


The up-to-date list of registered addresses will be provided to all registered vendors, and will soon be available for review on this website.  


To be added to the “Do Not Knock” registry, please email your name and address to the Township Administrator at lbodnar@orangetwp.org with “DO NOT KNOCK” in the email subject line. For any questions, please call the Administrator at 740-548-5430 ext. 3108. 

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Delaware County District Library Offers Free Access to Online Courses for Businesses

Lynda.com access is now available to all Delaware County District Library cardholders

Delaware, OH -- The Delaware County District Library (DCDL) is now offering cardholders free access to online educational courses from Lynda.com. Access to this learning tool was announced earlier this summer via a statewide partnership between the Ohio Library Council, the Ohio Public Library Information Network, and LinkedIn.  This will include courses on business topics and personal advance, such as:


· Job hunting and résumé or cover letter writing

· Business skills, communication, marketing, and leadership

· Data analysis, cloud computing, and server management

· Creative arts including 3D animation, video editing, photography, and more 


Now owned by LinkedIn, Lynda.com has been the leading provider of online learning content for 20 years. The service has more than 12,000 courses, ranging from computer programming to project management including instruction on various computer software, programming languages, and business topics. The video courses are taught by industry experts and are designed for any skill level. Lynda.com also offers more than 50 different learning paths to help users stay ahead in their current job or change careers.


Lynda.com is free to patrons of DCDL with a library card number and PIN. It can be accessed from any device with an internet connection inside or outside of the library. 


“We are very excited to be able to offer this resource to Delaware residents.," said George Needham, Director, DCDL. "Lynda.com will make it possible for users to prepare for new jobs or to improve the skills in their current positions, but it will also allow them to pursue new hobbies and maybe even find a new passion."


September is National Library Card Sign-up Month, but you don’t have to wait. Sign up now for a DCDL card and start learning with Lynda.com. LEARN MORE


Hannah Simpson

Communications Specialist - Delaware County District Library

84 E. Winter St

Delaware, OH 43015

(740) 362-3861

(740) 972-0513

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Laurie Zinn lives in Orange Township, and is a freelance writer and owner of Line-By-Line. She helps businesses communicate with their customers through website content, blog articles, email marketing campaigns and social media. For more information about Line-By-Line, visit http://line-by-line.us or contact Laurie at laurie@line-by-line.us.   We are proud to have Laurie as our first Featured Contributor to our OC OPEN For Business page, and will be highlighting special how-to articles she has written to help with your business growth.  
10 Calls to Action You Can Use in Your Writing
The purpose of the call to action is to continue the relationship with your potential customer. 

Close the deal. Ask for the order. Make the sale. These are conclusions to a sales call that we all learned in basic sales training. It’s one of the most important parts of the sales process. What’s the point in meeting with a customer if you don’t ask for the business or proceed to the next step?  LEARN MORE

Study Proves Spelling is Still Important in Text Messages and Social Medias 
Types of misspellings, commonly confused words and grammar rules, bothered respondents of all ages the most.

Mistakes make an impression about you and your business, so when you are composing or responding on the go to text messages, emails, or messages on social media, here are a few tips to keep in mind:   LEARN MORE

8 Types of Links to Include in Your Blog 
A blog is an important part of your business’s content marketing strategy.

And while the content you provide in your blog is of utmost importance, what you do with that content contributes to your overall marketing objectives.  Here are eight types of links you should consider including in your blog articles:
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5 Qualities of a Landing Page
A landing page is a stand-alone website page that has a specific purpose for your company.

Landing pages can be used to generate leads, by collecting your audience’s contact information in exchange for a free download. Once you identify why you need a landing page, you will begin to develop and design it. And as you are pulling together the information and writing the content, keep in mind the five qualities that every effective landing page should have:  LEARN MORE

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Economic Development - Starting & Growing Your Business

The Delaware County Economic  Development and Entrepreneur Center offers many resources for small businesses and professionals.  Below is a live feed from their Facebook page.  Additional information and resources are available on their website Delaware Means Business 
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