La Canada Flintridge Local Business Forum

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How Can a New Real Estate Agent Compete With Established Businesses?
Asked by Andy, Windermere, FL on Aug 30, 2017 • Tagged in General Discussion
    Ruby Davidian from Keller Wiliams Realty
    La Canada Flintridge Area • 0 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Saturday, September 2, 2017

    I started as buyers agent doing open houses and I studied my market prices and even though I was brand new I was doing well and everyone said we like working w you... (more)

LinkedIn Ratings and Reviews
Asked by LinkedIn on Mar 16, 2016 • Tagged in General Discussion
Alignable members are weighing in with their opinions on LinkedIn. Have you rated LinkedIn yet? Add your rating and then check out other member's opinions and share... (more)
    Bruce Ferguson from FHFI Charitable Fdn (Ferguson Humanitarian Foundation International, Inc.)
    La Canada Flintridge Area • 1 Local Recommends Them • Reviewed on Wednesday, August 30, 2017

    I am not a partnered LinkedIn reviewer or any such. I do however, use LinkedIn every day and many times a day in some cases. I have had miracles happen because of... (more)

Nonprofits, What Is the Best Way to Approach Businesses for Live Auction Items Without Them Turning You Away?
Asked by Jamie, Saint Louis, MO on Aug 21, 2017 • Tagged in General Discussion

What is the best way to approach businesses for LIVE auction items without them turning you away?

    Bruce Ferguson from FHFI Charitable Fdn (Ferguson Humanitarian Foundation International, Inc.)
    La Canada Flintridge Area • 1 Local Recommends Them • Answered on Monday, August 21, 2017

    I work both sides - I am a business exec and also run my own non-profit.

    Businesses are always interested in ROI. Their owners or staff may have personal buttons... (more)

What Are the Most Effective Channels I Can Use as a Nonprofit to Get in Front of My Target Market?
Asked by Aneeca, Columbus, OH on Aug 16, 2017 • Tagged in General Discussion
    Bruce Ferguson from FHFI Charitable Fdn (Ferguson Humanitarian Foundation International, Inc.)
    La Canada Flintridge Area • 1 Local Recommends Them • Answered on Friday, August 18, 2017

    Hello Aneeca,

    Without knowing what your target markets are, off the top, I have found searching LinkedIn for key contacts and then just gently reaching out to connect... (more)

Nonprofits, What Is the Best Way to Contact Businesses About a Charity Vending Program?
Asked by Justin, Raleigh, NC on Aug 02, 2017 • Tagged in Offline
    Bruce Ferguson from FHFI Charitable Fdn (Ferguson Humanitarian Foundation International, Inc.)
    La Canada Flintridge Area • 1 Local Recommends Them • Answered on Friday, August 4, 2017

    Sounds like an opportunity for the right kind of charity. We relay only on donor support of our projects and also have a partnership with a car donation service. We... (more)

What Do You Think of Unconventional Business Cards?
Asked by Steve, Sacramento, CA on Jul 12, 2017 • Tagged in General Discussion

When you are networking and someone hands you their card, many of them these days are funny squares, triangles, animal shapes... what do you think of them? Are they... (more)

    Russell Collins from Printworks
    La Canada Flintridge Area • 0 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Wednesday, July 12, 2017

    As a print consultant we get requests for cards printed on paper, plastic, metal , etc.

    It is interesting to see how most people that have successful careers request... (more)

How Can I Obtain Funding For A Non-Profit?
Asked by Yahaira, Boston, MA on Apr 06, 2017 • Tagged in General Discussion

As a small non-profit led by parents and autistic we are seeking different ways in obtaining funding. We are not seeking outrageous number, but simply to make events... (more)

    Bruce Ferguson from FHFI Charitable Fdn (Ferguson Humanitarian Foundation International, Inc.)
    La Canada Flintridge Area • 1 Local Recommends Them • Answered on Friday, April 28, 2017

    Running a small non-profit myself, The answer is constant promotion - inexpensively and evidence of products being attained through the support being received. No... (more)

Wordpress Ratings and Reviews
Asked by Wordpress on Oct 02, 2015 • Tagged in General Discussion
Alignable members are weighing in with their opinions on Wordpress. Have you rated Wordpress yet? Add your rating and then check out other member's opinions and... (more)
    Bruce Ferguson from FHFI Charitable Fdn (Ferguson Humanitarian Foundation International, Inc.)
    La Canada Flintridge Area • 1 Local Recommends Them • Reviewed on Thursday, April 27, 2017

    Wordpress is the industry standard. If you want something that can be built and maintained easily - go Wordpress. For a start-up though, you need to realize that... (more)

Who Is Your Ideal Customer?
Asked by Joshua, Houston, TX on Oct 06, 2016 • Tagged in Word-of-Mouth

Who should I refer to you?


If this platform is built to refer one another business, I'd like to know who your ideal customer is so that I can send business your way.... (more)

    Valerie Fahren from Valerie Fahren Productions
    La Canada Flintridge Area • 0 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Tuesday, October 11, 2016

    My ideal customers are talented, driven singers/actors that want to launch their career in the music business or acting industry. Ages 9-45 are welcome!!

Will You Pay to Promote Your Facebook Posts?
Posted on Dec 02, 2014 • Tagged in Online Marketing

The Wall Street Journal recently reported that Facebook is about to make some major changes. Going forward, your fans likely won't see your posts unless you pay to... (more)

    Debra Billings from Baby to Three Coaching
    La Canada Flintridge Area • 2 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Sunday, July 26, 2015

    You know I change my views in this particular area. I boosted my blog with facebook the time around and it made a huge difference!