Jacksonville Local Business Forum

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What Are the Best Ways to Advertise Holiday Home Rentals?
Asked by Rimma, Cape Coral, FL on Aug 21, 2017 • Tagged in Customer Acquisition
    L DERECK from Eagles Wings Travels & Tours (The Honeymoon Shop)
    Jacksonville, FL • 2 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Tuesday, August 22, 2017

    As a commission based business owner, I can only rely on companies that pay commission and speak well of them. For those companies that do not pay us what we deserve... (more)

Are Any Nonprofits Interested in Partnering?
Asked by Eric, Bedminster, NJ on Aug 20, 2017 • Tagged in Partner Marketing

If you're a nonprofit, please post a comment and say hello. Looking to connect for possible partnership opportunities.

    Douglas Taylor from The Mustard Seed Initiative
    Jacksonville, FL • 0 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Monday, August 21, 2017

    Good morning. I'm the Founder and Chairman of The Mustard Seed Initiative. Please visit us at www.themustardseed.church and see if a partnership would fit with your... (more)

Are the Marketing Contact Lists That Are Frequently Advertised Worth Purchasing?
Asked by Fred, Houston, TX on Aug 18, 2017 • Tagged in General Discussion

Are the marketing contact lists that are frequently advertised worth purchasing? I have a part-time salesperson that wants to purchase a list of 2,500 business... (more)

    Susan Jones from GDSM Productions
    Jacksonville, FL • 0 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Sunday, August 20, 2017

    I used to work for a printing company that did bulk mailing. They have access to zip code info if you want to target a market. You can buy a list... but then what... (more)

When Does an Online Review Cross the Line Enough to Warrant Removal?
Asked by Lucie, Raleigh, NC on Aug 20, 2017 • Tagged in General Discussion

When is a review slanderous enough to warrant removal action? We had a customer last week that had a chip on her shoulder from the moment her appointment started,... (more)

    Valerie Rosario from Valerie's Boutique
    Jacksonville, FL • 13 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Sunday, August 20, 2017

    I haven't found where reviews could be removed, but I recommend calling Google, and tell and checking on their guidelines. Also, more positive reviews offset the... (more)

    Vickie Edwards from Travelz Agency
    Jacksonville, FL • 0 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Sunday, August 20, 2017

    I suggest you find a Travel Agent. We are professionals and will save you time searching for the best hotel based on location, ratings and personal preferences. We... (more)

How Can We Get Other Businesses to Sponsor Our Nonprofit Programs?
Asked by Jeffery, Sandstone, MN on Aug 19, 2017 • Tagged in General Discussion
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    Quenby Ford from Community Empowerment Resources
    Jacksonville, FL • 0 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Saturday, August 19, 2017

    First things first narrow down your choices, laser beam focus on 3 at a time, if they have grants then always apply, it speaks to your seriousness, it also... (more)

    Douglas Taylor from The Mustard Seed Initiative
    Jacksonville, FL • 0 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Saturday, August 19, 2017

    Most businesses have a philanthropic arm and, depending on the size of the organization, they'll be very willing to assist you.

Can Anyone Recommend Some Fun and Exciting Marketing Tips for a Travel Agency?
Asked by Kenyatta, Winston Salem, NC on Aug 17, 2017 • Tagged in Online Marketing

Hello I am a new small business owner and I would like to get some tips on marketing I have business cards to pass out but can anyone recommend anything else fun and... (more)

    Sandra Merwin from Travelz Agency
    Jacksonville, FL • 0 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Saturday, August 19, 2017

    We are just starting to endeavor on trying different social media and mailing for marketing our Travelzagency.com. Don't have any successful stories yet. I will say... (more)

Thoughts on a Consitant 6 Month Financial Wellness Check in With Your Banker?
Asked by Haylie, Provo, UT on Aug 18, 2017 • Tagged in Research

Kind of like a Dr./Dentist type of check in. is this something that realistically you think people would like and do? just looking for feedback, thank you!

    Jay Hussey from Navy Federal Credit Union
    Jacksonville, FL • 0 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Friday, August 18, 2017

    Yes I believe that people would appreciate someone who is willing to check in with them to ensure they are maintaining their budgets & savings plan

(Advice Needed) As a Plumbing Company, Are We Responsible for This Real Estate Issue?
Asked by David, Doylestown, PA on Aug 17, 2017 • Tagged in General Discussion

We were contacted by real estate agents to do work at several homes that were for sale, the agents were billed in a timely manor we were never informed as to the... (more)

    Wise Skillman from C.B.H. & Associates
    Jacksonville, FL • 15 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Friday, August 18, 2017

    I'm not a lawyer, so , I'm not sure. However, this is a perfect example of why every business / owner should have a Legal Shielf membership. You would always have... (more)