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I'm Looking at Switching From Wix to Shopify for My Ecommerce Clothing Business...Thoughts?
Asked by Collette, Vancouver, BC on Aug 17, 2017 • Tagged in General Discussion

Hi! I'm seriously looking at switching from WIX to SHOPIFY for my eCommerce business. Advice??? :)

    Debbie Gibbs from T-Shirts Plus
    Canton, GA • 1 Local Recommends Them • Answered on Friday, August 18, 2017

    So sorry I can not help you. We are a screen print and embroidery store front business. No experience with WIX or SHOPIFY

This is not a sales pitch. What are the best ways that you've been able to source new leads (buyers and sellers) other than word of mouth and direct mail?

    Floyd Jones from Hutson Realty
    Canton, GA • 1 Local Recommends Them • Answered on Saturday, August 12, 2017

    knocking on doors, customer referrals, passing out business cards, talking real estate to everyone I meet. Do these and you'll be successful

What Kind of Information Is Most Likely to Influence a Pet Owner to Choose a Particular Veterinary Practice?
Asked by Eric, Montgomery, AL on Jun 05, 2017 • Tagged in Research

I'm interested in what information will most likely a) influence a pet owner to choose one veterinary practice over another, and b) how a veterinary practice can... (more)

    Steve Monahan from Green Pets America Foundation
    Canton, GA • 14 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Saturday, July 22, 2017

    there are many ways, starting with a competent compassionate and professional staff. Carimg first for the animal them 5he ownsr then the community and profits last.

    ... (more)

What Is the Best Way to Find Private Lenders to Fund a Nonprofit Centre?
Asked by Daniela, North York, ON on Jul 20, 2017 • Tagged in Asking for Advice

Do you know a private lender who will fund non for profit centres?

    Steve Monahan from Green Pets America Foundation
    Canton, GA • 14 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Saturday, July 22, 2017

    I founded and have run an animal welfare nonprofit for 14 years. We are self funded. Securing grants and putting on fundraisers took too much time away from our work... (more)

How Has Your Experience Been Using Online Print Sites Compared to a Storefront Printshop?
Asked by "Yo Adrian", Irvine, CA on Jul 20, 2017 • Tagged in General Discussion

what has been your experience with an online printing company (like Vistaprint) versus a storefront printshop, or even a local printing broker?

we are a 'boutique'... (more)

    Steve Monahan from Green Pets America Foundation
    Canton, GA • 14 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Thursday, July 20, 2017

    I use mostly local vendors. I go local because I like being able to see and touch a sample before a dozen or more are printed. Local stores are faster. I like... (more)

What Are the 3 Most Important Things That You Expect From Pet Care Professionals ?
Asked by Steve, Canton, GA on Jul 20, 2017 • Tagged in General Discussion

What are the 3 most important things you want help from an unbiased local trusted nonprofit organization to help you care for your family pets?

Do you want... (more)

    Wendy from Canine Advanced Training Services
    3 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Saturday, July 22, 2017

    Professional - with a good reputation that is backed up by references and referrals.

    Honesty, Integrity & reliability along with the obvious of being passionate... (more)

Financial Services Professionals, What Programs Do You Use to Manage Your Client Base?
Asked by Sarah, Barrie, ON on Jul 17, 2017 • Tagged in Software
    Charles F Simon from Charles F Simon, Financial Advisor - EdwardJones
    Canton, GA • 4 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Monday, July 17, 2017

    The the programs selected for any given client are always based upon that clients needs. Each client has different circumstances requiring different programs to be... (more)

How Much Do You Need to Retire?
Asked by Ryan, San Francisco, CA on Jul 05, 2017 • Tagged in General Discussion

Genuinely curious about other's ideas on how much you need to retire

    James Jowers from Estate Protection Advocates - Dream Builders
    Canton, GA • 4 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Wednesday, July 5, 2017

    A major majority of great direction on a varied path. Kudos to the respondents on the thread. Need is based on you. Want is based on you. What does your retirement... (more)

What Is the Best Way to Attract Volunteer's to Your Nonprofit Business?
Asked by Robbin, Honesdale, PA on Jun 30, 2017 • Tagged in General Discussion
    Steve Monahan from Green Pets America Foundation
    Canton, GA • 14 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Saturday, July 1, 2017

    volunteers need something to do. Have an event. Ask people to help you with it. Create things that draws people to your cause.

Where Is the Best Place to Put Cash for a Good Return for Retirement?
Asked by Joe, Oxford, AL on Jun 22, 2017 • Tagged in General Discussion
    Charles F Simon from Charles F Simon, Financial Advisor - EdwardJones
    Canton, GA • 4 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Thursday, June 22, 2017

    That's going to depend on each person's individual situation. That is likely to be a different answer for each person depending on their risk preferences, time... (more)