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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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If you're wondering if you can get clients from a professional network such as LinkedIn or Alignable (or any... Read Full Answer

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10 Actually Actionable Benefits Of List Building

Asked by Juan Manuel Colome from Top Response Marketing

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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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Posted by Mari-Lyn Harris

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Do you ever wonder if there is a better way to get referrals rather than making cold calls or networking at events? Good news...There is! It takes a bit of homework to develop a referral strategy... (more)


Posted by Alan Christian

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Getting a business to support your nonprofit fundraiser isn't as hard as it looks. 1) Community Impact The first part of the answer depends on the role the nonprofit is playing in the... (more)


Posted by Fred Mann

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Successful customer relationships are vital to the health of your business. Getting to know your customers enables you to better meet their needs, which builds loyalty and trust, which leads to... (more)


Posted by Mark Mehling (Mark@TakeControlMarketing.com)

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For two years, as a resident of Nairobi, Kenya, it was my privilege to watch lions in their natural habitat. These ferocious animals travel together in a 'pride'. And have a taste for gazelle.... (more)


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I know getting new customers can be pretty tough and daunting. After owning an agency and helping hundreds of clients over the last 10 years, I've seen a few things that have been proven time and... (more)


Top Questions


Asked by Mike Ivey

I need to get better at sales and speaking. I have a great product because I use them myself. I just need the consumer to see what I know. I am working on my knowledge of the products more, and my... (more)

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Kathleen Oweegon from Bridges of Peace
0 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Friday, February 2, 2018

I love what the others have said in their responses.

I would add (because I didn't see it in what I read) the invitation to look into joining a Toastmasters club in your ... (more)


Asked by Maria Bratcher

What inspired you? (more)

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Brook Price from Forte Strong
0 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Frustration. I saw a deep need that was not being met and I made the decision to meet that need and disregard all the naysayers. When you have the will and the skill... you can't go wrong.


Asked by Tony Friedman

The assumption here is that you're doing it to gain that person's clients. (more)

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Mark Mehling (Mark@TakeControlMarketing.com) from Take Control Marketing
99 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Wednesday, November 15, 2017

If the sole purpose is to get access to the list of clients, it demonstrates a total lack of integrity.

Plus poor marketing and sales and a lower quality product since you ... (more)


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Is your business planning a corporate Christmas party this year? If so, are they (or you) planning on having live music as part of the program? If not, why? (more)


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Posted by Dan Slagen

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Welcome to Alignable's 2018 SMB Trust Index! Featured in publications such as The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, MSNBC, Entrepreneur, AdWeek, VentureBeat, and Marketing Land, it's the small business... (more)


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The best way to determine how authentic a candidate is to have them validate the skills they are promoting. Here are three tips to make sure you are hiring good employees: 1. Be specific about... (more)


Posted by Jonathan Moreland

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Trust is everything to small business owners. Tapping the collective knowledge of millions of small business owners to find trusted answers to challenges faced as a business owner is,... (more)


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)


Asked by Eric Groves

Share what works and why... (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)