Georgetown Local Business Forum

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When someone needs help on a home services project - whether it's cleaning, painting, utilities, or a full renovation - they'll look to online marketplaces such as... (more)

    Bob Williams from Star Construction Company
    Georgetown Area • 23 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Tuesday, September 12, 2017

    Not well. They do not qualify the client well enough for me . especially as each referral is paid for. Plus they are sending the lead to supposedly 3 other (... (more)

What Platforms Do You Use for Internet Sales?
Asked by Todd, Lilburn, GA on Aug 31, 2017 • Tagged in Asking for Advice
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We have an official website/webstore that we use to sell our products. We also sell on eBay and Amazon. We offer discounts on our merchandise on all of these... (more)

    Terry Crawford Palardy from Quilters' Quarters, a division of Terry's Thoughts and Threads, located at Wooden Toy and Gift
    Georgetown Area • 3 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Thursday, August 31, 2017

    It's not a big part of my business. I'm a small quilt / fabric store, and operate as a sole proprietor. I have a website through Webs; I pay about a hundred dollars... (more)

How Does a Working Musician Get Hired for Pay Not as a Volunteer or for Exposure?
Asked by Rahel, Milford, NH on Aug 29, 2017 • Tagged in General Discussion

Musicians are all too often asked to do "favors" for businesses, festivals, events, occasions etc. It is too often assumed that music is a hobby. Even though there... (more)

    John A Rowen from John A. Rowen Stringed Instruments
    Georgetown Area • 0 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Thursday, August 31, 2017

    Even talented accomplished musicians often need a "day job" to sustain their lifestyle. The era of live performers at all occasions has passed into history. Disc... (more)

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)

    Bob Williams from Star Construction Company
    Georgetown Area • 23 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Sunday, August 20, 2017

    A phone call to your targets (realtors in this case) followed with an invite to coffee to talk about how you can help each others business. Build solid... (more)

What Are Some Low Cost Marketing Ideas for a Small Retail Business That Specializes in Large Size Women's Shoes?
Asked by Sonja, Louisville, KY on Aug 01, 2017 • Tagged in Asking for Advice
    Terry Crawford Palardy from Quilters' Quarters, a division of Terry's Thoughts and Threads, located at Wooden Toy and Gift
    Georgetown Area • 3 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Tuesday, August 1, 2017

    I am a small fabric/quilt shop ... no one would even know I'm here except for the fact that I collect donations in my shop for our local school lunch program, and... (more)

What Is the Best Way for a Home Renovation/Remodel Business to Get More Sales?
Asked by Kevin, Humble, TX on Jul 25, 2017 • Tagged in Sales Tools

Looking for tips to growing our Home enovation business.

    Bob Williams from Star Construction Company
    Georgetown Area • 23 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Thursday, July 27, 2017

    One way is to be accessible. Today that means a strong web presents that's has the customer need focus and is easily used and available. Brian Javeline is a... (more)

What's Best Place to Find Freelance Blog Writers?
Asked by Justin, Madison, WI on Jun 27, 2017 • Tagged in General Discussion

We're looking at starting a company blog, however we don't have the time necessary to handle writing in house and are looking to outsource. Has anyone else found... (more)

    Andrea Davis from IAPWE | International Association of Professional Writers and Editors
    Georgetown Area • 0 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Tuesday, June 27, 2017

    I am a freelance writer out of Boston, MA. I would love to help write articles for your blog! [email address] is my e-mail. I'm looking forward to hearing from you... (more)

Where Are Landscape Businesses Finding Employees?
Asked by Catherine, Carmel, IN on May 09, 2017 • Tagged in Employees

Each year it has been increasingly difficult to find and retain employees. In the landscape business it seems as if the competition is so fierce we are fighting for... (more)

    Jeffrey Emerson from Mosquito Enemy
    Georgetown Area • 7 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Wednesday, May 10, 2017

    It has been a challenge to get good qualified licensed both in driving and pesticide employees. However we had to start paying higher wages now I'm overwhelmed with... (more)

How Can You Run a Business Working 10 Hours a Week?
Posted by Michael, Cincinnati, OH on Apr 16, 2017 • Tagged in Employees

Do you believe you can run your business in 10 hours a week, have it continue to grow and flourish, while you get to live the life of your dreams? I'm here to tell... (more)

    Donna Egan from All Around Active Ladies Active wear apparel
    Georgetown Area • 5 Locals Recommend Them • Posted on Thursday, April 20, 2017

    Hi!! I agree with this article 100%. I started a business 2 decades ago working and growing it with less than 10 hours a week sometimes. Here I am today still... (more)

What's Been Your Most Successful Promotion?
Asked by Tom, DOUGLASTON, NY on Mar 08, 2017 • Tagged in Online Marketing

Was it a free t-shirt, a free evaluation, a free estimate? Postcards, email blasts, Constant Contact Newsletters or similar? What got the best response and resulted... (more)

    Pastor Jay Randolph from SCWC Home Church
    Georgetown Area • 1 Local Recommends Them • Answered on Sunday, March 19, 2017

    I have always sent out cards for Christmas, Birthdays, and Anniversary's

    I sign my name and write something like "Best Wishes"

    About 90% of them would call to thank... (more)