Albuquerque Local Business Forum

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What Marketing Do You Recommend for a Computer Repair Business?
Asked by John, Gilbert, AZ on Aug 16, 2017 • Tagged in General Discussion

I have gone through more marketing companies then I can count. What type marketing do you use/ practice and get the best result from?

    Angie McKinstry from Rose Marketing Group, Inc.
    Albuquerque, NM • 5 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Wednesday, August 16, 2017

    Advertise to your local market. There is a lot of fraud and inflated charges being done by computer techs out there and people (at least my customers) are very, very... (more)

I Am a General Contractor, How Do I Target Real Estate Offices in My Area?
Asked by Mack, Lynn, MA on Aug 15, 2017 • Tagged in General Discussion

Ok. My next Marketing Campaign is going to be concentrated specifically on Real Estate Offices. I need try doing my own marketing campaign at least once. So, do I... (more)

    Mark Ryan from Furniture Medic by Bespoke Restoration
    Albuquerque, NM • 6 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Wednesday, August 16, 2017

    face to face is best. get your elevator speech down pat keep it short and sweet. Ask them if they are using any one for the service at the moment. ask them what... (more)

What's Your Preferred Method of Creating a Film Video From Beginning to End?
Asked by Northbound, Emeryville, CA on Aug 15, 2017 • Tagged in Online Marketing
    Tye Hardison from Tye's Photography
    Albuquerque, NM • 0 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Wednesday, August 16, 2017

    Think of a video is a short story. It has several elements: Establish the Scene (Who and Where), The Theme (whats happening), the Conflict (what to fix), then the... (more)

As a Small Business Owner, What Is Most Important to You When Selecting a Bank ?
Asked by Maureen, Brick, NJ on Aug 12, 2017 • Tagged in Research
    Tye Hardison from Tye's Photography
    Albuquerque, NM • 0 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Monday, August 14, 2017

    Free banking. I switched to Wells Fargo about 20 years ago because Compass Bank, now some other name, was charging around $20 per month for a business checking... (more)

What Are the Best Online Payment Platforms and Apps?
Asked by Lois, Waterloo, ON on Aug 11, 2017 • Tagged in General Discussion

e.g. Super easy to set up and buy from.

    Tye Hardison from Tye's Photography
    Albuquerque, NM • 0 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Monday, August 14, 2017

    I've been using Square for several years now. When i started i had maybe one or two transactions a month for a couple of hundred per sale. So no monthly fee, use it... (more)

    Ghandolff the Grateful from IDSP Business Academy
    Albuquerque, NM • 1 Local Recommends Them • Answered on Saturday, August 12, 2017

    It doesn't really work that way. You must be careful with payment processing people and online processing solutions. While online payment processors may be easy to... (more)

How Can I Increase My Work Flow as an Interior Designer?
Asked by Jeffrey, Long Valley, NJ on Jul 28, 2017 • Tagged in Operating Your Business

I use online outlets like Houzz.com, Pinterest.com, Facebook and so on regularly and my website is up to date but I'm not seeing real results. I could use any ideas... (more)

    Bill Bateman from 21st Century Financial
    Albuquerque, NM • 22 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Sunday, August 13, 2017

    Who is your ideal "avatar" - what does a "best customer" look like?

    That's the place to start (in my opinion) if you can start there I can give you more specific... (more)

We Are a Gym in Pelham. Any Ideas to Get Locals in the Door?
Asked by Stacy, Pelham, NY on Aug 11, 2017 • Tagged in Online Marketing

Hello, we are a gym in Pelham, open for 2 yrs now. we have a good size membership but would like to grow more.

Most of our members are from word of mouth, some... (more)

    Ghandolff the Grateful from IDSP Business Academy
    Albuquerque, NM • 1 Local Recommends Them • Answered on Sunday, August 13, 2017

    Find some local businesses that have a similar clientele such as Vitamin Shops & Juice bars do a joint-venture promotion like a discount for their customers.

What Do You Feel Is the Best Way to Market A Beauty/Wellness Business?
Asked by Debby, Pleasant Valley, NY on Aug 08, 2017 • Tagged in Asking for Advice

Internet Marketing; Networking Events; Social Media; Advertising; Word of Mouth; etc

We are a pure wellness/skin care/beauty business.

    Venessa Maser from Makeup with V - SeneGence Independent Distributor
    Albuquerque, NM • 0 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Wednesday, August 9, 2017

    Well, I am struggling with this myself! I have been focusing on social networking and networking events. I am trying to figure out if boosting posting on Facebook... (more)

Does Anyone Know of an Attorney Referral Service?
Asked by Victor, Orange, CA on Aug 08, 2017 • Tagged in General Discussion

Does anyone know of an attorney referral service, other than attorney search network who provides clients to attorneys' office for a percentage of the attorney's... (more)

    Donald Kochersberger from Business Law Southwest LLC
    Albuquerque, NM • 1 Local Recommends Them • Answered on Wednesday, August 9, 2017

    Be mindful of the fact that it has long been considered a violation of most state's rules of professional responsibility to split fees with a non-lawyer. And, I... (more)