Mattapoisett Local Business Forum

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How Do You Deal With Competition In Your Industry?
Asked by Mike, Sanford, FL on Mar 26, 2017 • Tagged in Research
    Abrah Zion from Miss Z Photography
    Mattapoisett Area • 5 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Monday, September 18, 2017

    I remind myself that the only person I'm competing with is myself - to always do better . I'm a photographer I feel that people should be basing their selection of... (more)

Received an IRS Notice #972Cg With a Proposed Penalty of $27,000. Help?
Asked by Randy, Staunton, VA on Sep 07, 2017 • Tagged in Shipping/Transport

We are Freight Brokerage company. We normally pay the carriers and issue 1099's to them. Some of the carriers use Factoring Companies for the Receivables. For the... (more)

    Lisa Brown from Brown and Brown Accounting Inc
    Mattapoisett Area • 1 Local Recommends Them • Answered on Friday, September 8, 2017

    First thing first - follow the money. Did you have each of your freight vendors complete W9s (one W9 for each vendor)? Form W9 is like the form W4 for W2 employees.... (more)

Which Iphone App Is Best for Tracking Locations of Co-Workers and Employees?
Asked by Peter, Nepean, ON on Aug 30, 2017 • Tagged in General Discussion
    Cheryl Fleurent from Cheryl Elgar Fleurent d/b/a Quality Home Heating
    Mattapoisett Area • 1 Local Recommends Them • Answered on Saturday, September 2, 2017

    I use Fleetmatics works. It's a Verizon based product and I love it. Feel free to reach out to me, if you'd like to see how I use i

I'm Currently Looking for a Logo Designer. I Have the Concept Already. I Need the Designer to Facililtate the Rest of the Package.
Asked by Chelsea, Henderson, NV on Sep 01, 2017 • Tagged in General Discussion
    Russ Wotton from Spectrum Marketing Group
    Mattapoisett Area • 4 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Friday, September 1, 2017

    having a concept is a great start. How well does it represent you and your brand. Anyone can develop a logo. But not everyone can develop what bests represent you... (more)

What Can I Do to Raise Sales and Promote My Online Retail Business?
Asked by Stephie, Palm Springs, CA on Aug 27, 2017 • Tagged in Selling

I Already Use Social Media, Though It Does Not Seem to Be Enough.

    Pete Wilde from Simply Sierra Jewelry
    Mattapoisett Area • 1 Local Recommends Them • Answered on Tuesday, August 29, 2017

    i highly recommend Heartland Payments. If you want I can provide you with the name of an excellent rep there or I can have him contact you if you provide me with... (more)

What Is a Good Way to Get People to Come Learn More About Weight Loss at a Educational Seminar?
Asked by Sheila, Cottonwood Heights, UT on Jul 12, 2017 • Tagged in Word-of-Mouth

What is a good way to get people to come learn more about weight loss at a educational seminar?

    Arnold Noel from Body Works Arnold
    Mattapoisett Area • 0 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Wednesday, July 12, 2017

    Get a free metabolism test. Also a DNA nutritional survey. The metabolism test measures how much calories a persons body is able to process. And the DNA test detect... (more)

Do You Know of a Simple Online Accounting Program With Inventory Control for a Beauty Supplier?
Asked by Diane (Lady Dee), Calgary, AB on Jun 27, 2017 • Tagged in Software

I have been looking into online accounting programs with inventory control and there are so many of them out there. Can someone recommend a simple and inexpensive... (more)

    Lisa Brown from Brown and Brown Accounting Inc
    Mattapoisett Area • 1 Local Recommends Them • Answered on Wednesday, June 28, 2017

    QuickBooks s the best - been around the longest thus have succeeded in producing a solid program, including their MAC version (which can be imported to PC. They have... (more)

Fitness Professionals, When Is the Best Time of the Week to Host a Workshop?
Asked by Shwetha, Vancouver, BC on May 15, 2017 • Tagged in General Discussion

Based on your experience, when is the best time to hold workshops over the weekend? What time and/or day works best for a good turnout?

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The intention is to... (more)

    Derek DeCosta from Kikfit Training
    Mattapoisett Area • 0 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Wednesday, May 17, 2017

    Saturday late morning after group fitness class immediately after with that captive audience plus others in general gymnasium.

Realtors, Have You Used Any Qualified Lead Systems With Success?
Asked by Magda, Weston, FL on May 16, 2017 • Tagged in General Discussion

This question is specifically for Realtors. I have received many many calls and emails from businesses offering qualified leads. Social media, websites, SEO, etc.... (more)

    Byron R Ford, Jr from Byron Ford, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, Mel Antonio RE
    Mattapoisett Area • 4 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Wednesday, May 17, 2017

    I advertise monthly in print publications on my own.

    I use Zillow for leads and BoomTown.

    BoomTown is just starting. Zillow will try to sell you everything under the... (more)

Service Businesses, How Do You Enforce Your Cancellation Policy?
Asked by Marian, brantford, ON on May 16, 2017 • Tagged in General Discussion

For those companies that offer a service, do you have a cancellation policy in place? How do you enforce this policy?


    Kelley Turner-Murray from Maha Massage Therapy, LLC
    Mattapoisett Area • 0 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Wednesday, May 17, 2017

    I use Full Slate for online scheduling and my account is set up to send email reminder 2 days in advance and text reminder the day before. Like others in this thread... (more)