Acton Local Business Forum

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Which Came First, the "Chicken or the Egg"... The Client or the Referral?
Asked by Suzy, Potomac Falls, VA on Sep 19, 2017 • Tagged in General Discussion

As a small business owner, trying to expand my business, I am learning more about networking within my community, which is how I came to this site. It seems that I... (more)

    Jim King from IoT Sensors and Systems
    Acton, MA • 0 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Wednesday, September 20, 2017

    There is no referral without a client so you need to get a client, or hopefully more than one before you can contemplate getting referrals.

HubSpot Ratings and Reviews
Asked by HubSpot, , on Aug 01, 2016 • Tagged in General Discussion

Alignable members are weighing in with their opinions on HubSpot. Have you rated HubSpot yet? Add your rating and then check out other member's opinions and share... (more)

    Tom Hartley from The Pricing Office
    Acton, MA • 0 Locals Recommend Them • Reviewed on Tuesday, September 12, 2017

    I have only worked with HubSpot, but I would recommend them highly. They have a very reasonable pricing plan and good educational support for marketing, blogging and... (more)

Which Marketing Automation Software Would You Recommend for Small Businesses?
Posted on Sep 11, 2017 • Tagged in Business Website

From your experience, what are the pros/cons of HubSpot vs. Marketo vs. Infusionsoft vs. Pardot?

    Tom Hartley from The Pricing Office
    Acton, MA • 0 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Tuesday, September 12, 2017

    I have only worked with HubSpot, but I would recommend them highly. They have a very reasonable pricing plan and good educational support for marketing, blogging and... (more)


We are growing our team and we would love for you to share this with them.

Hi, all. We are growing our team for our Acton and Groton office. If you know of someone... (more)

Blackbird Cafe Now Open in Acton
Posted on Aug 19, 2017 • in Acton MA

ACTON BUSINESS IN THE NEWS

The Blackbird Cafe has opened up next door to Kitchen Outfitters. Serving farm to table hand crafted breakfast all day! We are your local... (more)

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Blackbird Cafe

    John MacKinnon from MacKinnon Printing Co. Inc.
    Acton, MA • 5 Locals Recommend Them • Posted on Monday, August 28, 2017

    Welcome! I want to wish you the best in your new business. If we can help with any printed products (menus, forms, business cards, embroidered polos with your logo,... (more)

What Should a Small Business Consultant Charge a Client to Set Up a Business From Scratch for the Owner?
Asked by Mike, Gilbert, AZ on Aug 15, 2017 • Tagged in General Discussion

This would include the facility, employees, marketing, licensing, processes and proceedures, payment systems, training, etc. I'm looking for a flat fee amount.

    Julie Carroll from Total Hr sol
    Acton, MA • 0 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Monday, August 21, 2017

    As an HR consultant we are often approached to assist with business owners. I would take the job and service the areas my expertise is in and partner with those best... (more)

Why Do You Not Use Staffing Services?
Asked by Kari, Longview, TX on Aug 18, 2017 • Tagged in Research

I'm genuinely interested in people's honest answers as to why they don't like to use services. Have you had a negative experience in the past? Is it too expensive... (more)

    Rebecca Linson Szetela from Create! Sewing Studio
    Acton, MA • 0 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Friday, August 18, 2017

    Our staff is very specialized as I only hire sewing instructors...it never occured to me to use a staffing service to hire someone to teach sewing.

New Nagog Mall Shopping Center Leases Announced
Posted on Aug 10, 2017 • in Acton MA
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Summit Realty Partners Inc. announced the completion of three new lease transactions at the Nagog Mall Shopping Center in Acton, writes the Beacon.

Summit Realty... (more)

Summit Realty Partners announces leases in Acton

The Beacon

Summit Realty Partners Inc. announced the completion of three new lease transactions at the Nagog Mall Shopping Center in Acton. Summit Realty Partners leased a 7,832-square-foo...

What's A Good Resource For Finding Interns for a Consultant?
Asked by Chris, Fort Worth, TX on Aug 02, 2017 • Tagged in General Discussion

Where is a good resource to determine how to find intern and answer any basic questions that I may have about the process?

We are looking at using interns in order to... (more)

    Julie Carroll from Total Hr sol
    Acton, MA • 0 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Sunday, August 6, 2017

    Colleges are a great source and so is the Massachusetts job boards. Having a job description will also aid in recruitment as well as define the wage requirements.