Concord Local Business Forum

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How Do You Get Enough Customers to Sustain When 90% of Customers Come From Word of Mouth?
Posted by Rehaad, Scarborough, ON on Sep 16, 2017 • Tagged in General Discussion
    Jacob Roig from Jacob Roig Master Business Marketing & Systems Coach, Mindset Coach and Program creation
    Concord, CA • 2 Locals Recommend Them • Posted on Wednesday, September 20, 2017

    Create a strong follow up system and strategy to maximize this incredible result you are experiencing! What are additional products, services or actions you can take... (more)

I'm Currently Looking for a Logo Designer. I Have the Concept Already. I Need the Designer to Facililtate the Rest of the Package.
Asked by Chelsea, Henderson, NV on Sep 01, 2017 • Tagged in General Discussion
    Raechel Stone from Raechel Stone
    Concord, CA • 2 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Saturday, September 2, 2017

    Hi, what kind of logo are you looking for. I have some graphic design expertise and my boyfriend does as well. Let us know if we can help! Would love to meet with... (more)

Which Iphone App Is Best for Tracking Locations of Co-Workers and Employees?
Asked by Peter, Nepean, ON on Aug 30, 2017 • Tagged in General Discussion
    Kevin Brady from Precision Leak Detection
    Concord, CA • 2 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Saturday, September 2, 2017

    Our service vehicles are GPS tracked by Linxup. We have tablets for their work orders and their job progress is tracked through iFleet which is a Smart Services app.... (more)

What Are Some Credit Card Processing Rates Better Than Square?
Asked by V Jean, Hollister, MO on Aug 11, 2017 • Tagged in Payments/POS Systems

Square is 2.75%, flat rate per transaction.

    Brandon Ralph from Bank of the West
    Concord, CA • 1 Local Recommends Them • Answered on Friday, August 11, 2017

    I would take a look at clear and simple product through elavon. Simple easy to understand rates and for this product it's not on tiered pricing and American Express... (more)

What Are the Best Online Payment Platforms and Apps?
Asked by Lois, Waterloo, ON on Aug 11, 2017 • Tagged in General Discussion

e.g. Super easy to set up and buy from.

    Brandon Ralph from Bank of the West
    Concord, CA • 1 Local Recommends Them • Answered on Friday, August 11, 2017

    Hi there, with so many options to chose from I would stick to one of the main companies such as elavon. While most companies are either set in contracts or are still... (more)

Does Anyone Know of an Attorney Referral Service?
Asked by Victor, Orange, CA on Aug 08, 2017 • Tagged in General Discussion

Does anyone know of an attorney referral service, other than attorney search network who provides clients to attorneys' office for a percentage of the attorney's... (more)

    Carole Lucido from Contra Costa County Bar Association
    Concord, CA • 0 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Thursday, August 10, 2017
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    The Contra Costa County Bar Association in California also has a Lawyer Referral and Information Service. For a $35 fee, you will be matched with an attorney that... (more)
Are There Any Printing/manufacturing Companies on Here That Would Like to Network Together?
Asked by Joseph, Ramsey, MN on Aug 08, 2017 • Tagged in Word-of-Mouth
    Bob Meyer from GALAXY PRESS
    Concord, CA • 4 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Thursday, August 10, 2017

    Give me a call . . Bob at - Galaxy Press in Concord, CA we are a mid size shop that serves primarily packaging and point of sale markets with up to date prepress,... (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
    Toby Weiss from Weiss1 Consulting
    Concord, CA • 3 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Saturday, August 5, 2017

    I really like and recommend Wix.com

    Your website will look great, have a good amount of power, be searchable, and won't take you more than a few hours to prepare.... (more)

What Do You Think of Unconventional Business Cards?
Asked by Steve, Sacramento, CA on Jul 12, 2017 • Tagged in General Discussion

When you are networking and someone hands you their card, many of them these days are funny squares, triangles, animal shapes... what do you think of them? Are they... (more)

    Bob Meyer from GALAXY PRESS
    Concord, CA • 4 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Thursday, July 27, 2017

    I read the answers and found some useful and others absurd . .. all I can say about business cards is that they are necessary . .. but on top of that its the image... (more)

What Is the Best Printer to When Printing Your Own Business Cares?
Asked by Sheri, Camp Verde, AZ on Jul 22, 2017 • Tagged in General Discussion

I am trying to print business cards. What is the best paper to use? I don't want to overwork my printer.

    Bob Meyer from GALAXY PRESS
    Concord, CA • 4 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Monday, July 24, 2017

    Buy local call at least a couple of local printers and get pricing on the same design - then pick the one you like the best and work with them - you won't be sorry.