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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

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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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A few weeks ago, I published an article about creating a crowdfunding video that people will want to watch. Now, I'm going to tell you what you should say in that video. Write a script. Yes, it... (more)

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Have you ever wondered "How do I get my website to rank higher on Google?" It's a question I get asked a lot so I thought I would answer the question (or at least part of it, in today's... (more)

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When you take a look at what you're doing or not doing to retain customers, here are several factors of why you want to have a program in place: 1) The costs of getting new customers 2) The... (more)

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Social media is everywhere and tempts every business owner with mouthwatering possibilities of extreme brand exposure, potential lead generation, and viral content. However, is your business... (more)

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Alignable offers small business owners the chance to ask any question that affects their work. Everyone has different experiences, problems, challenges, and success stories they are willing to... (more)

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Asked by Salil Sethi

Small Business Owners - How much time and energy do you spend on promoting your business on social media? Do you use any tools, or have you considered tools that would save you time scheduling and... (more)

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I was invited to attend my local Chamber as a "tire kicker", and honestly after 5 meetings and 2 events I met a few doctors, lawyers, and fitness trainers. They were great company, but I wasn't... (more)

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Maury Kosh from The Performanced Based Marketing Group
11 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Wednesday, May 17, 2017

There is the rub, meaningful..

It all depends on what you expect to get from the gathering. I have been to many types of gatherings from Masterminds to every kind of ... (more)

Asked by Harjot Mann

Hello Everyone, Would love to know your tips on how to approach other businesses in order to build an authentic collaborations and referrals system? Share some insights and things that have worked... (more)

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Santha from Loyalty Ink Detroit
3 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Monday, May 15, 2017

As a company that offers screenprinting, embroidery & promotional products, I approach companies that offer products or services that I could benefit from using ... (more)

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Posted by Erin Engelbrecht

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Disclaimer: This Q&A is for general information only. It should not be construed as specific advice for your personal situation as exceptions can exist for any given rule. Consulting with a tax... (more)

Posted by Julbert Abraham

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If you're wondering if you can get clients from a professional network such as LinkedIn or Alignable (or any other network) the answer is ...yes! I have gotten several clients from these sources,... (more)

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Marty Dickinson from R50 Books
14 Locals Recommend Them • Posted on Wednesday, March 29, 2017

I've been a bit turned off by LinkedIn lately. I started a group a few years ago that has about 6,000 members and I've spent who knows how many hours pruning members to ... (more)

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Asked by Jennifer L Wise

My business Enchanted Essence Organic Lotions & Body Butters is brand new so I have limited $ for marketing. I have a Facebook Page- Enchanted Essence Organic Lotions & Body Butters, Website-... (more)

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Terri Lloyd from Terri Lloyd Artist
1 Local Recommends Them • Answered on Monday, May 15, 2017

Lot of good answers here. HOWEVER.... Do you have a brand strategy and a marketing strategy written out? They are two different things and often "shake hands" with all your marketing ... (more)

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We're thrilled to release the Most Trusted Brands in Small Business today! Based on more than 23,000 business owner ratings by across 86 brands, this report highlights the brands small business... (more)

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James Murphy from Real Wisconsin Website Design
9 Locals Recommend Them • Posted on Wednesday, April 26, 2017

I do not think that Facebook belongs in the Trusted Group(s) at ALL! They are big YES but they are very Biased and also manipulate information based on personal politics. They are NOT to Be Trusted At All!