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(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)

    Jim Leinbach from Leinbach Services Inc.
    Kingsport, TN • 3 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Saturday, August 19, 2017

    We have been deceived by third partys. This why we record our phone calls. We recently went to court to get paid for work completed. The judge listen to the phone... (more)

Do You Associate Home Automation With a Expense or an Investment?
Asked by Juan, Healdsburg, CA on Jun 30, 2017 • Tagged in Construction Companies

*This is a market research question, not a sales solicitation

    Allen Woods from Al Woods Consulting
    Kingsport, TN • 0 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Wednesday, August 16, 2017

    I've only been in this area two years, having left miami. I found automation in homes to be limited by house and homeowner. Smaller was primarily limited to... (more)

    Kevin Spaugh from Living Water Electrical Co.
    Kingsport, TN • 0 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Friday, July 7, 2017

    Not to be to stereotypical, but it depends on the age of the homeowner. We have a lot of retirees in our area and they usually look at automation as a aggravation.... (more)

    Kevin Spaugh from Living Water Electrical Co.
    Kingsport, TN • 0 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Sunday, July 2, 2017

    An expense, because most homeowners install the system to there needs. So the next homeowner ends up frustrated and hires someone like me to fix it, because it... (more)

Whats the Best Way for a Creative Services Agency to Find Businesses to Parter With?
Asked by Miklos, Houston, TX on Aug 04, 2017 • Tagged in Co-Marketing

Would it be advantageous for a small creative services agency to partner with another one to find clients and share the wealth? If so, how would you go about finding... (more)

    Jon Brooks from iCONfusion Design
    Kingsport, TN • 2 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Friday, August 4, 2017

    I think you need to see what your needs are first. Then find a firm or an individual who can provide a solution for your needs.

    Generally firms charge more than... (more)

Is Radio Advertising Growing or Declining?
Asked by Christopher, Fort Worth, TX on Jul 31, 2017 • Tagged in Offline
    Jon Brooks from iCONfusion Design
    Kingsport, TN • 2 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Tuesday, August 1, 2017

    Hello Christopher,

    I can agree with Mark. It all depends on the message. Long ago the consumer didn't have much choice as what to listen to. Therefore the message was... (more)

As a Safety Consultant What Is the Best Way to Reach Manufacturers and Industrial Construction Prospects?
Asked by Ron, Miller Place, NY on Jul 26, 2017 • Tagged in Customer Acquisition

Our Certified Safety Professionals (CSP) provide on site audits, training, develop policies and assist in standing customer, OSHA & EPA audits.

    David M. Jones from Pal’s Business Excellence Institute
    Kingsport, TN • 2 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Wednesday, July 26, 2017

    Become known as a thought leader in your field. When safety issues arise and/or a potential client finally does recognize the need for services like yours, you want... (more)

How Can I Increase My Number of Insurance Clients?
Asked by Zohreh, West Babylon, NY on May 10, 2017 • Tagged in Selling
    Samuel Brown from Price & Ramey, Inc.
    Kingsport, TN • 2 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Monday, May 15, 2017

    It really is a numbers game. The more folks you touch by cold calling, social media, community functions and all the other ways to get in front of folks and tell... (more)

Accountants, At What Point Should A Small Business Incorporate?
Asked by Lane, Lethbridge, AB on May 10, 2017 • Tagged in General Discussion

What's the right time? What are the measures that can be looked at to determine it's time for a business to incorporate? We're currently a sole proprietorship.

Edit:... (more)

    Darrell Callebs from Kingsport CPA, PC
    Kingsport, TN • 0 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Wednesday, May 10, 2017

    A number of factors come into play when deciding on a choice of entity, such as corporation or sole proprietorship like you mentioned or other variations such as... (more)

How Do You Deal With Competition In Your Industry?
Asked by Mike, Sanford, FL on Mar 26, 2017 • Tagged in Research
    Paul deMarrais from Paul deMarrais Oil Sticks
    Kingsport, TN • 0 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Tuesday, April 4, 2017

    I don't really care what the competitors do. I am a very small business, a one man crew. I know customers will get much better service with me! In the art business... (more)