Beaverton Local Business Forum

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Any Recommendation for Obtaining Qualified Leads in the B2B Space?
Asked by Abu, Dallas, TX on Sep 18, 2017 • Tagged in Customer Acquisition

We are working on improving our sales strategy! We are a B2B SaaS security solution/consulting provider for small to mid-sized businesses, and looking for a tool or... (more)

    Paula Slavens from Personalized Video Ads, LLC
    Beaverton, OR • 2 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Tuesday, September 19, 2017

    Hi, I have been an Oregon entrepreneur since 2000 and am starting a new referral-generating business. This is based on programs used by Fortune 500 companies that... (more)

    Marsha A Tisdale from Marsha's Accounting & Tax, LLC
    Beaverton, OR • 1 Local Recommends Them • Answered on Tuesday, September 19, 2017

    I pay my employees an hourly wage with a bonus at end of season depending on profit and effort by employee.

If You Use QuickBooks (Desktop or Online), What Frustrates You the Most About It? What Do You Like Best About It?
Asked by Harold, Rochester, NY on Sep 13, 2017 • Tagged in General Discussion

QuickBooks is the #1 accounting software used by small businesses. But, like any software tool, it definitely has its pros and cons. I'm interested in learning about... (more)

    Marsha A Tisdale from Marsha's Accounting & Tax, LLC
    Beaverton, OR • 1 Local Recommends Them • Answered on Friday, September 15, 2017

    I use both desktop and online versions of QB depending on what my clients are using. I agree that I like the desktop version better. It is a shame that the online... (more)

I'm Looking for Possible Ways to Fund a Bar?
Asked by Jason, Denver, CO on Sep 14, 2017 • Tagged in Asking for Advice

I am looking to combine multiple resources for funding a themed bar. I know most bars are self funded, but I am interested in what other options I can combine to... (more)

    Rosanne Wilson from 1st Independent Leasing, Inc.
    Beaverton, OR • 11 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Friday, September 15, 2017

    Hi Jason - I have done equipment financing for 27 years now and I have financed many start-up businesses. I presume that this business is a Start-up. If I am wrong,... (more)

Are There Any Beaverton Businesses With 1000sf or More That They Are Not Using?
Asked by Alisa, Beaverton, OR on Sep 01, 2017 • in Beaverton OR

Our 501(c)3 nonprofit theater group is looking for a short-term rental in Beaverton so that we may produce a play. We seek a large warehouse space that we can... (more)

    Rhonda Reister from RLC Connections, Beaverton Round Executive Suites
    Beaverton, OR • 0 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Wednesday, September 6, 2017

    Hi Alisa, you might want to reach out to the City of Beaverton's Economic Development team that has a list of available inventory.

    Bill Berg

    Business Development... (more)

    Paul Cohen from Travel by Paul
    Beaverton, OR • 2 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Wednesday, September 6, 2017

    There is also an old Chinese restaurant on Canyon between Hall and Watson that is empty.

    Ian Haight from Freewire Broadband
    Beaverton, OR • 0 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Saturday, September 2, 2017

    We may be able to help you out. We have 1200 sq ft of unfinished warehouse off of Western Ave in Beaverton.

    Call me next week if you would like to see it.

    Ian... (more)

I Just Wanted to Know What Do You Do When You Get IRS Notices. Do You Talk to Your CPA or Attorney?
Asked by Jong, Oakland, CA on Sep 06, 2017 • Tagged in Research
    Rosanne Wilson from 1st Independent Leasing, Inc.
    Beaverton, OR • 11 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Wednesday, September 6, 2017

    The gentleman, Richard Griswold, is right. Take a deep breath. Most people have a real FEAR of the IRS. Don't be afraid. Consulting your accountant/tax preparer/ or... (more)

What Bookkeeping/accounting Software Do You Use for Your Business?
Asked by Lori, Highlands Ranch, CO on Sep 06, 2017 • Tagged in Software

Do you use a desktop or cloud-based software?

QuickBooks Desktop? QuickBooks Online? QuickBooks Self-employed? Zero? Sage?

    Marsha A Tisdale from Marsha's Accounting & Tax, LLC
    Beaverton, OR • 1 Local Recommends Them • Answered on Wednesday, September 6, 2017

    I use QuickBooks, both desktop and online, depending on which client I am helping.

    Marsha Tisdale, EA

    Marsha's Accounting & Tax, LLC

    [email address]

    xxx-xxx-xxxx

How Can a New Real Estate Agent Compete With Established Businesses?
Asked by Andy, Windermere, FL on Aug 30, 2017 • Tagged in General Discussion
    Rich Schaefer from Century 21 Wright & Assoc., Inc.
    Beaverton, OR • 0 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Monday, September 4, 2017

    Those established businesses started as a new business. Drive, determination, honesty, and be coachable and find a good mentor.