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How To Actually Generate Customers On Professional Networks: Part 1

Asked by Julbert Abraham from AGM - LinkedIn Marketing & LinkedIn Training

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10 Actually Actionable Benefits Of List Building

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What is List Building all about?

List building refers to a continuous process of adding new and updated subscribers to your list.... Read Full Answer

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Celebrating Small And Locally-owned Businesses With Bill Brunelle of Independent We Stand

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While Summer is a great time for sitting on the beach, lounging by the pool, being active outside, and entertaining with backyard BBQ's , summer is also the perfect season for an activity you... (more)

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If you're going to open a small business, it's all about location location location!" That is what you would have heard if you were to talk to most business owners in the early part of the 20th... (more)

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Chris Sator from Thinkwise Solutions Ltd.
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Enjoyed the read -- in the internet age, so much more can be done remotely than ever before across many industries - in fact if some one's business isn't taking advantage ... (more)

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Everyone wants to make connections when in a networking situation, but it can be daunting to go into a room and try to connect with people. Luckily, there are some tactics you can use to leave a... (more)

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David J Dunworth International Best Selling Author from Marketing Partners
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I congratulate you on hitting all of the points to consider. One point I would add is to NOT try to run around collecting business cards in the hopes of striking up a relationship ... (more)

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Running social media for a small business is a challenge. Each social channel has a distinct user base and while there is plenty of crossover, you want to fish where the fish are, so to speak. In... (more)

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In part one of this series, we discussed production capacity and in part two, we reviewed your market. The final part of this series will cover content. Is The Strategy a Hidden Time Suck? The... (more)

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SERIOUS HIRING QUESTION My main objective is to find people who are competent enough to think for themselves, able figure it out, are passionate, and can choose to think themselves into doing... (more)

Asked by Doug Cardinale

I've been in sales for just under a decade now, and I still can't come to a conclusion on this point. Do sales slump in the Summer months due to C-level DM's "checking out"? I've worked across a... (more)

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Maury Kosh from The Performanced Based Marketing Group
20 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Tuesday, June 27, 2017

I spent a good portion of my life doing sales.. Hard truth Sales people make horrible prospectors.

As soon as they get on in the chamber all prospecting is forgotten. Without a full ... (more)

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I have read multiple articles on holding a job (career) lately, and the average number of jobs a person holds varies from 4-7 in their lifetime. If someone worked between the ages of 25-60... (more)

Asked by MaryAnn DiEdwardo

How do small businesses network to continue to prosper? For example, do community events aid independent business owners? I provide lectures and book talks to enhance my connections. What do you... (more)

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Kerry George from The CIBN (Canadian Imperial Business Network)
23 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Saturday, June 17, 2017

All networking is profitable and good but some networking is more so, especially if you are new to networking. If you go to a free networking event you may get contacts ... (more)

Asked by Becky Harris

This could be search engines, webinars, videos, reports and papers, asking friends and family, etc. Where do you go when you have a question on digital marketing? (more)

Data & Insights

Asked by Shawn Baker

When I started my company there was no market for what we do. We have slowly began to change that. I am looking for ideas on getting the word out that we exist. And on virtually no budget. (more)

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Mark Mehling ( from Take Control Marketing
67 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Friday, July 21, 2017

Hi Shawn,

You have more time than money. So the key is to learn to do some things yourself. I would suggest you learn how to get PR or public relations for your business. I believe ... (more)

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Josh McCall from Walker Pest Management
4 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Monday, July 10, 2017

We have seen wonderful response to using Facebook. Although we use it more for brand awareness. Depending on what you are marketing you may get immediate leads. For us ... (more)

Asked by Cecilia Hae-Jin Lee

I have a restaurant in Los Angeles ( and want to bottle and sell our sauce(s). Does anyone know regulations for doing that? Do we need to use a co-packer or can we just bottle... (more)

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Michael Gandy from GRW Consulting, LLC
18 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Thursday, June 22, 2017

Well, you can't just start bottling it and selling it. There are local and federal regulations that you need to abide by.

There are bottling manufacturers that can do it all for you, but you ... (more)

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It looks like Snapchat wants to increase the amount of small businesses who use it as a marketing tool. Today, Snapchat announced that businesses will be able to buy ads at any price. They will... (more)

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