Boise Local Business Forum

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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)

    Marcia Berkson from First Team Restoration
    Boise, ID • 3 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Wednesday, August 16, 2017

    I do marketing for First Team Restoration and our relationships with real estate agents are very important to us. I never just send information. I always put a... (more)

Best Marketing Method to Lease Space?
Asked by Schaefer, Woodbridge, CT on Aug 14, 2017 • Tagged in Offline

What is the best method to lease out a professional business office park. Units range from 500 - 2300 square ft. Have tried mail marketing, social media, direct... (more)

    Jason Juker from Knipe Land Co
    Boise, ID • 0 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Monday, August 14, 2017

    I would need more details & information...???

    I think it boils down to Location, location, location.


Event Planners: Any Suggestions on How to Capture and Actually Book Church Groups?
Asked by Dawn, Saint Louis, MO on Aug 11, 2017 • Tagged in Event Logistics and Planning

Pitching to churches for religious tours is a difficult task, especially if you're not a member. Any suggestions on how to capture and actually book church groups?

    Beth Petersen from International Festivals & Events Association
    Boise, ID • 0 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Friday, August 11, 2017

    Are you a performing group looking to perform in churches or are you looking to Church performing groups to come perform at your church?

What's the Best and Fastest Way to Advertise and Upcoming Event?
Asked by Nicoleta, Laconia, NH on Aug 09, 2017 • Tagged in General Discussion

Belknap Mill will host A Night of Comedy in collaboration with Fusion, in Laconia, NH. Besides press release, social media and word-of-mouth, anybody knows any ways... (more)

    Beth Petersen from International Festivals & Events Association
    Boise, ID • 0 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Thursday, August 10, 2017

    Hi Nicoleta, Thank you for your question. Joining the IFEA would be the best way of adding your event to the IFEA event calendar and so much more. Please visit... (more)

What Is the Best Company or Online Software to Use for Event Sponsorship and Proposal Development?
Asked by Mark Anthony, New York, NY on Aug 02, 2017 • Tagged in General Discussion

I produce business expos in over 10 cities and now need to create a sponsorship deck to seek out national sponsors for my upcoming trade shows and expositions.

    Beth Petersen from International Festivals & Events Association
    Boise, ID • 0 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Monday, August 7, 2017

    Hi Mark, thank you so much for reaching out to the International Festivals & Events Association. Please take a minute to visit the IFEA Event Resource... (more)

As a Web Developer, What Design Platform Do You Use?
Asked by Caleb, Cumberland, RI on Aug 05, 2017 • Tagged in Online Marketing

Is it a proprietary platform or a white labeled platform?

    Jeremy Brown from Affordevelopment Website and Mobile App Development Group
    Boise, ID • 0 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Saturday, August 5, 2017

    Depends on the clients needs and budget. Most of the time WordPress can do pretty much everything the client needs. Also a custom CMS is a great way to go if your... (more)

What Is an Inexpensive Way to Build a Website and Get It Out There on Search Engines?
Asked by Linda, Fort Lauderdale, FL on Aug 03, 2017 • Tagged in General Discussion
    Sandi Nahas from Key Design Websites LLC
    Boise, ID • 10 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Friday, August 4, 2017

    You get what you pay for, always. If you do not spend money to have your website built to capture people (bounce rate), coded for success with Google's up-coming... (more)

Web Designers, How Do You Handle Clients Who Want to Terminate Their Project Early?
Asked by Jeremy, Boise, ID on Aug 04, 2017 • Tagged in General Discussion

It makes absolutely no sense to me when a client does this, but I thought I'd reach out to other developers or independents and see how you deal with when a client... (more)

    Rob Golbeck from Handcoded Web Services
    5 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Saturday, August 5, 2017

    This is the clause I include in my contract for dealing a situation like that:

    If, at any stage, you change your mind about what you want to be delivered and are not... (more)

Advice On Pricing For Contract Webmaster?
Asked by Suzanne, Toronto, ON on Apr 16, 2017 • Tagged in Business Website

What is the true cost per month of having an on contract webmaster that can update your site very efficiently for you about 10 hours a week ?

    Jeremy Brown from Affordevelopment Website and Mobile App Development Group
    Boise, ID • 0 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Friday, August 4, 2017

    If you came to me for this service I would recommend purchasing the time in advance through a retainer. We offer retainer time that can be used for anything, when... (more)

What Are Some of the Characteristics You Look for When Selecting a Company to Build Your Website?
Asked by Jason, College Point, NY on Aug 02, 2017 • Tagged in Business Website

Many small business owners have different criteria for selecting someone to build their business' website. Some care about price alone while others care more about... (more)

    Jeremy Brown from Affordevelopment Website and Mobile App Development Group
    Boise, ID • 0 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Friday, August 4, 2017

    Confidence and experience to me are key. And yes customer service is also very important too. It shows they actually care about your project. I personally have 20... (more)