Calgary Local Business Forum

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Anyone Interested in Joining / Checking Out a BNI Meeting in Calgary?
Asked by Amber, Calgary, AB on Sep 23, 2017 • in Calgary AB

I am the incoming Vice President for BNI Executive and we are actively recruiting new members to join our chapter on a regular basis. We meet every Wednesday morning... (more)

    Barb Horvat from Dominion Lending Centres Inc
    Calgary, AB • 0 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Monday, September 25, 2017

    No thanks- I have been to a meeting before so I have an idea of what it's all

What Are You Using to Listen to Your Community/gather Feedback?
Asked by Russ, Houston, TX on Aug 15, 2017 • Tagged in General Discussion

I know there are survey forms, tools for response and phone calls. I would like to learn more about what other solutions business owners are using for feedback?... (more)

    Maury Kosh from The Performance Based Marketing Group
    Calgary, AB • 36 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Monday, September 25, 2017

    I use an automated reputation system that will email and/or text a client up to 3 times in a week asking for feedback.. The system uses a star rating with typed... (more)

For a Brick and Mortar 1-Spot Service Industry, What Marketing Avenues Have You Seen Have the Highest ROI?
Asked by Becky, Honolulu, HI on Sep 22, 2017 • Tagged in Marketing
    Maury Kosh from The Performance Based Marketing Group
    Calgary, AB • 36 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Monday, September 25, 2017

    A advertising platform is just a blank canvas to paint your messsage on..

    A weak or bad message on any platform will fail.. You need to create a compelling value... (more)

Accountants, CPAs & Financial Advisors, What % Of Your Clients Found You Online?
Asked by Justin, Grand Prairie, TX on Sep 23, 2017 • Tagged in Online Marketing

Soon after I first launched my business, I realized that accounting was not a strength of mine.

I searched the web with the intent of hiring a professional and was... (more)

    Dale Dyck from Delphi Private Wealth Management of Raymond James Ltd.
    Calgary, AB • 1 Local Recommends Them • Answered on Monday, September 25, 2017

    I have to say that I do not track those who have found me due to my digital footprint. I do know that many check me out 0nce they have met me or been referred to me.... (more)

Interest in Joining BNI?
Asked by Jennifer, Calgary, AB on Sep 22, 2017 • in Calgary AB

Hello Everyone!!


Our Launching BNI chapter in Calgary is hosting a visitor day Wednesday Sept 27 at 12pm. We are so close to launching and currently looking to fill... (more)

    Spencer Wik from Men In Kilts
    Calgary, AB • 1 Local Recommends Them • Answered on Monday, September 25, 2017

    Men In Kilts would love to attend, can we sign up?

    Jide Kupoluyi from JK Law
    Calgary, AB • 1 Local Recommends Them • Answered on Sunday, September 24, 2017

    See you on Wednesday.

    Rex Bautista from Quality Shine Janitorial Cleaning Services Ltd.
    Calgary, AB • 0 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Sunday, September 24, 2017

    interested!

Hello, Does Anyone Know of a Customs Broker in Calgary?
Asked by Linh, Calgary, AB on Sep 21, 2017 • in Calgary AB

Does anyone know of a customs broker? Thank you.

    Lil Hunt from Traffic Tech Inc.
    Calgary, AB • 0 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Monday, September 25, 2017

    We are transportation brokers and we have a customs division. We can help as well depending on what you are looking for.

Do Business Owners Still Cold Call, or Go Door to Door, to Find New Customers?
Asked by Kim, Arlington, TX on Sep 21, 2017 • Tagged in Selling
    Maury Kosh from The Performance Based Marketing Group
    Calgary, AB • 36 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Sunday, September 24, 2017

    For some businesses it works very well. I know of a student painting company that has kids out door knocking every day and it works well for them..

    For the insurance... (more)

Social Media Breakdown: Where Should Your Business Have A Presence?
Posted by Jen, Dunwoody, GA on May 15, 2017 • Tagged in Social Media

Social media is everywhere and tempts every business owner with mouthwatering possibilities of extreme brand exposure, potential lead generation, and viral content.... (more)

    Maury Kosh from The Performance Based Marketing Group
    Calgary, AB • 36 Locals Recommend Them • Posted on Sunday, September 24, 2017

    I am a systems/process/numbers/ROI guy.. I run a business, and if the numbers don't add up I cut out the non working fat..

    I see time as valuable, and every minute I... (more)