Independence Local Business Forum

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What Makes Business Owners Decide to Invest in Online Marketing?
Asked by Marvin, New York, NY on Sep 05, 2017 • Tagged in Research
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    Robert G from 360 Degree Filming LLC
    Independence, MO • 6 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Wednesday, September 6, 2017

    For me, its when the marketer shows me directly how his or her help, can improve my results. The company I use sent me a video and broke down a few things relating... (more)

Are Christian Poetry Books Marketable?
Asked by Arnost, Winnipeg, MB on Jul 12, 2017 • Tagged in Marketing

If So, Where should I market them?

    Cinda Chapman from Cinda Chapman CPA
    Independence, MO • 8 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Wednesday, July 12, 2017

    As cell phone technology gets more storage space, they can store videos like poetry videos on your phone that people can play for relaxation like youtube.com but on... (more)

    Cinda Chapman from Cinda Chapman CPA
    Independence, MO • 8 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Wednesday, July 12, 2017

    Dear Arnost, You can try the traditional book store approach but that is really not going to make a lot of sales. However, I would try a book app or a Christian... (more)

Realtors and Brokers, What's An Affordable Lead Generation Program?
Asked by Hollie Ria, Rockledge, FL on May 07, 2017 • Tagged in Sales Tools

I am looking for an affordable lead gen tool to get new clients looking to buy or sell a home. Can anyone help?

    Jon Olson from Farmers Insurance-Jonathan Olson
    Independence, MO • 4 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Wednesday, May 10, 2017

    I am a part of group of insurance agents that generate exclusive leads for realtors. Send me an email if you'd like to apply for one of our preferred referral... (more)

Advice On Pricing For Contract Webmaster?
Asked by Suzanne, Toronto, ON on Apr 16, 2017 • Tagged in Business Website

What is the true cost per month of having an on contract webmaster that can update your site very efficiently for you about 10 hours a week ?

    Rick Eidson from Eidson Empire, LLC
    Independence, MO • 2 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Wednesday, April 19, 2017

    It really depends on the needs of the client. A lot of my clients pay me $XX-$XXX a month for hosting and I am on call for any updates. That includes hosting for... (more)

Advice Needed From Buyers Agents
Asked by Wendy, Vienna, VA on Mar 07, 2017 • Tagged in Research

How do you typically ensure that your clients get settled quickly and beautifully into their new homes?

    Brad Korn from Greater Kansas City Real Estate
    Independence, MO • 0 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Monday, March 13, 2017

    Our clients love our Housewarming Party to celebrate their new move. At first they are a little nervous when we tell them we would love to help them celebrate their... (more)

Do You Think The BBB Is Outdated?
Asked by Ryan, Troy, NY on Feb 08, 2017 • Tagged in Customer Relationship

Do you feel or see it as relevant for consumers today? Do you use it when you shop or research?

    John Valleau from J G Imprinters
    Independence, MO • 1 Local Recommends Them • Answered on Friday, February 10, 2017

    Our business uses the A+ BBB rating on our website as an incentive to build trust across the USA. An additional tool to searches and reviews.

My Business Needs Branding, Where Do I Begin?
Asked by Debbie, Dallas, TX on Feb 03, 2017 • Tagged in Research

I need a logo, I have 5 social media sites for my business and they all look different. And cost has kept me from hiring a company locally. I see online offers like... (more)

    John Valleau from J G Imprinters
    Independence, MO • 1 Local Recommends Them • Answered on Monday, February 6, 2017

    Debbie,

    I have been in the printing business for years. Two suggestions for you. Contact a local college and find a budding graphic art student. You can still run... (more)

How Did You Fund Your Business? What Methods Would You Recommend For Others?
Asked by Alexis, Atlanta, GA on Jan 31, 2017 • Tagged in Loan/Lending

How did you find the capital to start your business?

I understand that some fields have very high startup costs, like in real estate, building cars, or starting an... (more)

    Jeff Braley from The Bug Man LLC
    Independence, MO • 3 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Thursday, February 2, 2017

    We have a network group that meets Fridays at 1130 at Tims 17201 e 40 highway. Come see what YBS can do to build your business.
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What Is The Best Way To Get Parents And Kids As Martial Arts Students?
Asked by Michael, Daly City, CA on Jan 12, 2017 • Tagged in Asking for Advice

What is the best way to get parents and kids as martial arts students? How can you market to them to get them to signup and get involved?

    Cinda Chapman from Cinda Chapman CPA
    Independence, MO • 8 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Saturday, January 14, 2017

    I would post ads in school newspapers and in the yearbooks. Also placing free self defense demonstration would get the attention of kids and adults.