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With Whom Should a Salon Owner Specifically Network? [Question Zero]

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3 Ways You Can Gain New Customers Using Pinterest

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Now that you've learned how to effectively create a Pinterest Page for your local business, you're probably wondering, "OK, now... Read Full Answer

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Which Is More Popular Among US Adults - The Radio or Social Networks? [DATA]

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According to our friends at Marketing Charts (and eMarketer), radio beats social networking in time spent among... Read Full Answer


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Now that you've learned how to effectively create a Pinterest Page for your local business, you're probably wondering, "OK, now what?" You have this wonderful page, but if it doesn't bring you any... (more)


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A Local Business Story with Jim Blasingame Thanks for joining us for another special episode of our Local Business Stories podcast! This week, we're honored to host Jim Blasingame, a man of many... (more)


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Picture this: It's a rare weeknight datenight and you have tickets to a show. You and your date only have a short window of time to leave work, grab some dinner, and head to the venue. Before the... (more)


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Do you sometimes feel like "networking" is a bit overwhelming? It's supposed to be this opportunity for people to meet each other, share value and ultimately generate revenue, yet often times we're... (more)


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Asked by Nadine Mickey

The holidays are coming quickly and every year I have to make the same decision: gift cards or gifts for clients. As business owners, do you feel it's appropriate to send a small gift, just send... (more)


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What do you want Alignable to be? I'm an Alignable user for about a quarter now, and I see a hard-working service still with room to grow and functionality to add. The crowd on Alignable is... (more)

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Answered on Thursday, September 22, 2016

So far I really love it, I've basically looked at it as if yelp and linkedin had a baby, it would be alignable, haha!

I like that you can list your opinion and ask questions but I wish there was an ... (more)


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Jennifer Lovette-Cephus from NANAS SWEETS BAKERY
Answered on Wednesday, September 21, 2016

We use in-class because it allows employee interaction, reveals misunderstandings & problems, answers questions and printed information is distributed. ... (more)


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I occasionally have bulky items to ship and UPS or FedEx can be pricey. Who do you guys use? (Texas) (more)


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An Alignable colleague shared this with me. I've seen variations of this saying in posters and such on Facebook and, sadly, LinkedIn. For some reason for me, it hits closer to home when its on a... (more)

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Asked by Alan Belniak

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Question Zero enables Alignable users to post questions anonymously to the entire community to get help with business challenges they're facing. If you have a question you'd like our team to tackle... (more)


Asked by Alan Belniak

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(EDIT: If you haven't had success, please don't fill up this thread with the horror stories - we certainly know there are plenty, but let's keep this new thread focused on the positive, so we can... (more)

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Terry Harrold from Terry Harrold Photography LLC
Answered on Friday, September 23, 2016

I have to toss my professional hat in the ring of No's. I have spoken with those people on several occasions, and no difference after each conversation. I have spent unspeakable amount of time and money with ... (more)


Asked by Alan Belniak

For those of you who have businesses where you offer goods via shipping, is shipping free / incorporated into the cost of the goods? Or do you charge separately for it? If shipping fees are waived... (more)

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Alan Belniak from Alignable
Answered on Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Just a tip ... "For those of you who have businesses where you offer goods via shipping, ..." - I realize this might not apply to all businesses here - just the ones that have physical goods. Thanks! ... (more)


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The team over at SmallBizDaily recently posted an article offering 10 tips for small business owners about how to best "push" their staff. The tips included: 1. Have Your Sales Team Leverage... (more)


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Email continues to be one of the most effective way to generate new customers and keep existing customers engaged. With people receiving more and more emails being sent each day though, how do you... (more)

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Posted on Saturday, September 17, 2016

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