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Web Designers, What Are Your Top 5 Marketing Tools and How Do You Use Them?
Asked by Uzoma, San Diego, CA on Aug 04, 2017 • Tagged in General Discussion

What core group of tools do you use for your marketing? How do you use them to achieve optimum results?

- Uzo

    James Willey from Wicked Web Graphics
    Augusta Area • 1 Local Recommends Them • Answered on Sunday, August 6, 2017

    Create email sales campaign funnels. Using any relevant landing page you want to use getting names and emails building your list letting your sales funnel to do it's... (more)

Web Designers, How Do You Reach Out to Find New Customers or Referrals?
Asked by Andrew, Etobicoke, ON on Aug 04, 2017 • Tagged in Word-of-Mouth

Over the last 5+ years of running my own business, the biggest challenge has been finding new clients and projects. Referrals have been helpful, but that only goes... (more)

    James Willey from Wicked Web Graphics
    Augusta Area • 1 Local Recommends Them • Answered on Sunday, August 6, 2017

    By making landing pages, capture pages, video landing pages and more. Market targeted audiences to get names and emails to build a list to put in your sales funnel.... (more)

What's the Best Way to Reach Potential Customers Who Need to Cover Up Old Awning Lettering?
Asked by Joe, OCEANO, CA on Aug 01, 2017 • Tagged in Research

We Make Lettering for Awnings. We make a thin self-adhesive fabric, which we cut into lettering or cover-up masks. Our niche customer would be someone who has moved... (more)

    James Willey from Wicked Web Graphics
    Augusta Area • 1 Local Recommends Them • Answered on Tuesday, August 1, 2017

    Check with public records in cities and towns for new businesses and then investigate whether or not if they need your services. You can do this with existing... (more)

Landscapers, How Do You Network and Get Referrals?
Asked by Michael, Vero Beach, FL on Jul 28, 2017 • Tagged in Word-of-Mouth
    James Willey from Wicked Web Graphics
    Augusta Area • 1 Local Recommends Them • Answered on Saturday, July 29, 2017

    First of all any business needs an autoresponder with awesome tools in the autoresponder. This way you can get new leads and stay in touch with customers. Email... (more)

Does Your Business Use Autoresponders?
Asked by James, Augusta, ME on Jul 26, 2017 • Tagged in Business Website
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I am trying to see how many local businesses are actually using internet marketing tools to grow their business. I am trying to decide if I should take my skills and... (more)

Contractors, Where Do You Go To Hire?
Asked by Anne, Warrenton, VA on May 10, 2017 • Tagged in Employees

Which outlets would you suggest for finding qualified job applicants?

What has worked best for your company?

    Nadine Aubuchon from The Breathable Home
    Augusta Area • 1 Local Recommends Them • Answered on Friday, May 12, 2017

    In this economy and trade it is tough! We have used Indeed and craigslist in the past. Word of mouth seems to pull in the best applicants.

Can Any Contractors Share Their Experiences With Quickbooks Or mHelpDesk?
Asked by Jack, Hanson, MA on Apr 28, 2017 • Tagged in General Discussion

Currently using quickbooks but looking into switch to mhelpdesk. Does anyone have any pro cons or other options? Just for reference, I am a contractor.

    Nadine Aubuchon from The Breathable Home
    Augusta Area • 1 Local Recommends Them • Answered on Wednesday, May 3, 2017

    We use QuickBooks contractors editions as well. I have also have had bad experience with the online version. Do not know what mhelpdesk is, most CPA/Accounting firms... (more)

New Ventures Maine Offers Small Business Marketing Mini-Grants
Posted on Apr 24, 2017 • in Augusta ME
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AUGUSTA BUSINESS IN THE NEWS

Friday, May 5, 2017 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Location: New Ventures Maine - Small Business Marketing Mini-Grants Application Deadline, 331 Water... (more)

New Ventures Maine Offers Small Business Marketing Mini-Grants

The Bangor Daily News

Friday, May 5, 2017 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Location: New Ventures Maine - Small Business Marketing Mini-Grants Application Deadline, 331 Water Street, Augusta, Maine For more informat...