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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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Top Questions

Asked by Patrina Brown

How do you go about getting referrals for your business? (more)

Asked by Lynda Rivera

From my sales background I have always been told if you do not hear back after 3 attempts to just call it a quits. But with my individual business ventures I do not hound the same way. I do not... (more)

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Mark Mehling ( from Take Control Marketing
84 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Wednesday, September 13, 2017

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someone in my company did something to mess up the relationship, how do I recover from it and regain a good quality business relationship? (more)

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I've recently opened an Etsy shop and am unsure how to get more people to see my jewelry on a shoestring budget. (more)

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"Marie" White from Brock-Norton Insurance
2 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Thursday, August 17, 2017

Make sure you're using #hashtags so that people can find your items. #jewelry #fashion #summerfashion #fallfashion #instyle - just think of random hashtags and look for some popular ones.

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When i get a review, i always thank them no matter what compliment or criticism. But I am getting annoyed with start reviews with 0 stars but a nice written review. or they had one small complaint.... (more)

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Asked by Rachel Miller

I hate asking for things, and I don't want to be pushy or obnoxious. So how do I go about finding people and businesses that would be interested in being a donor/supporter for a project I'm working... (more)

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Joseph Dornbrock from Keystone Paralyzed Veterans
0 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Thursday, September 21, 2017

In my organization, I have the luxury of playing the long game. I don't actually fundraise; I take advantage of every opportunity to tell people what we do. I have confidence that our ... (more)

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Karen Feldman from Take 5 Media Group
3 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Monday, September 11, 2017

Word of mouth is obviously the best but its so small and targeted you may get 1 a year and that's not a way to grow your business. Marketing to a consumer/client that is apt to ... (more)

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If you know the customer is extremely satisfied with your services because they have verbalized it many times, but have yet to put it in writing on BBB or Google, how many times should you ask them... (more)

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Quick business question. I had an order to fulfill. They usually take around two weeks. The vendor that I use lost the order. I had offered an additional $50 discount to my client for his trouble.... (more)