Cerritos Local Business Forum

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What’s the Best Way to Acquire Local Customers?
Posted on Sep 11, 2017 • Tagged in General Discussion

Share what works and why...

    William Estrada from webbywe
    Cerritos Area • 0 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Tuesday, September 12, 2017

    Work of mouth referrals definitely for local connections. That could include attending local networking events and making connections that way like relevant groups... (more)

How Often Do You Change the Password to Your Wifi?
Asked by Judy, Missoula, MT on Sep 06, 2017 • Tagged in Asking for Advice

We own an Airbnb and have never changed the password to our wifi. We just had a policeman tell us we should be changing it at least monthly. What do you think?

    Don Mcclemens from All From 1 Supply
    Cerritos Area • 2 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Monday, September 11, 2017

    If you share your wifi with you guests you need to have a separate network for them. Most new routers have the ability to isolate a section of your wifi so that your... (more)

Accountants, What Has Worked for You When Looking for New Seasonal Employees?
Asked by Nancy, Tucson, AZ on Sep 02, 2017 • Tagged in General Discussion
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It is a challenge to keep seasonal employees more than 4 or 5 years. We have tax prep business with 3 offices in town and want to hire the best. Traditional... (more)

    Sam Desai from AliveMind Professional Training Academy
    Cerritos Area • 0 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Tuesday, September 5, 2017

    I have supported over 300 locations like yours.
    Good luck with that model. I have seen more fail or remain mediocre than succeed over time.

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    Focus on team member's... (more)

Does Anyone Know How to Go About Getting a Loan for a Residential / Agriculture Plot of Land?
Asked by Dwight, Lompoc, CA on Aug 22, 2017 • Tagged in Loan/Lending

Does anyone know how to go about getting a loan for a residential / Agriculture plot of land?

    Erich Roden from Real Estate eBroker, Inc.-Erich Roden
    Cerritos Area • 1 Local Recommends Them • Answered on Thursday, August 24, 2017

    Hello! Not many lenders will finance land these days. Your best best is to obtain financing with a private Hard Money Lender. If you need assistance with that please... (more)

LinkedIn Ratings and Reviews
Asked by LinkedIn on Mar 16, 2016 • Tagged in General Discussion
Alignable members are weighing in with their opinions on LinkedIn. Have you rated LinkedIn yet? Add your rating and then check out other member's opinions and share... (more)
    Chacacon Walton from Extraordinary Vision Solutions, Inc.
    Cerritos Area • 0 Locals Recommend Them • Reviewed on Thursday, August 24, 2017

    linked in has bern incredible for my business. I get the best hires from linked in, higher caliber candidates than Craigslist or other job boards. If you are not on... (more)

What Is the Best Way to Advertise Your Bookkeeping Business?
Asked by Laura, Longmont, CO on Aug 11, 2017 • Tagged in General Discussion

Do you use Yelp, Facebook, other social media or traditional methods like newspapers?

    Don Mcclemens from All From 1 Supply
    Cerritos Area • 2 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Monday, August 14, 2017

    Assuming you are a small startup(why would you be here if you were Arthur Andersen) I would market my services to where other startups. Go to entrepreneurial expos... (more)

Cleaning Companies, How Do You Deal With Potential Clients Trying to Haggle Price?
Asked by Tom, Midlothian, VA on Jul 28, 2017 • Tagged in Pricing

I always feel that estimates are pretty fair and then after they have the estimate I have some comes back with really low ball offers. I want the business but do I... (more)

    Sam Desai from AliveMind Professional Training Academy
    Cerritos Area • 0 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Monday, July 31, 2017

    Take what they offer you. You are a startup and fill your pipeline, being productive.

    Business is money in the pocket and profit. Use what you have in front of you.... (more)

Financial Service Professionals, How Do You Follow Up With Your Warm/Cold Leads?
Asked by Jason, Makawao, HI on Jul 18, 2017 • Tagged in Sales Tools

Looking for an automated application to use for a drip campaign on all of my leads that have contact me through my website. I've looked into aps like Mail Chimp but... (more)

    Sam Desai from AliveMind Professional Training Academy
    Cerritos Area • 0 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Monday, July 31, 2017

    Something like this?
    https://bizlifequest.com/

    Answer is yes.

    Hubspot, Mail chip and over 10K of previous business clients and OPOT-Ins.

    YES. Plus in autodrips. Full... (more)

How Will Press Releases Benefit My Business?
Posted by Juan Manuel, Miami, FL on Mar 27, 2017 • Tagged in Word-of-Mouth

Dollar for Dollar, Press Releases Beat Advertising!

Dollar for dollar, you will never match the return a well-produced press release creates compared to advertising... (more)

    Sam Desai from AliveMind Professional Training Academy
    Cerritos Area • 0 Locals Recommend Them • Posted on Monday, July 31, 2017

    It spotlights on needs and those who can support residents in times of a need. It brings important work a much needed spotlight. For part of our business, it brings... (more)

What Is Your Cost of Acquiring a New Customer?
Asked by A., Orangeburg, SC on Jul 31, 2017 • Tagged in Pricing

Every customer or client has an embedded cost associated with their doing business with you. As I often discover, most small business owners neglect to identify what... (more)

    Sam Desai from AliveMind Professional Training Academy
    Cerritos Area • 0 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Monday, July 31, 2017

    I asked that question to my wife. She told me this very simple answer.

    For the lifestyle our family would be happy with :

    1 client $8000. 8 Clients $1000