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Marketing and the Mom-and-Pop Business
Posted by Guy, Feasterville Trevose, PA on Sep 19, 2017 • Tagged in Business Website

Even for the smallest business, getting professional help can return satisfying results.

Mom-and-Pop businesses are a staple of every hometown, and there are a lot... (more)

    Shelly Moreau from Shelly Moreau Copywriting Service
    Ottawa, ON • 0 Locals Recommend Them • Posted on Wednesday, September 20, 2017

    No business - big or small - becomes known without some form of marketing ativity. It's what helps you solidify your brand awareness, your presence, and your... (more)

Which Came First, the "Chicken or the Egg"... The Client or the Referral?
Asked by Suzy, Potomac Falls, VA on Sep 19, 2017 • Tagged in General Discussion

As a small business owner, trying to expand my business, I am learning more about networking within my community, which is how I came to this site. It seems that I... (more)

    Shirley Hewlett from Go Green with Shirley
    Ottawa, ON • 1 Local Recommends Them • Answered on Wednesday, September 20, 2017

    We are all in the people business. We need to build and establish the relationship first. A referral doesn't necessarily have to come from someone who has used your... (more)

Pros and Cons of Using Instagram and Facebook to Promote Your Business?
Asked by Grace, Kapolei, HI on Sep 17, 2017 • Tagged in Word-of-Mouth
    Clive Branson from Marketing and Advertising
    Ottawa, ON • 1 Local Recommends Them • Answered on Wednesday, September 20, 2017

    In my opinion, it depends on what your business is. If it relates to enabling people to communicate even better or has a social application, then it may work. Having... (more)

    Ruth Stanley from ASQ Ottawa Valley Section
    Ottawa, ON • 1 Local Recommends Them • Answered on Wednesday, September 20, 2017

    We have found that social media can be helpful to raise awareness, but it cannot replace the personal touch.

Can Anyone Recommend a Place Where I Can Set Up a Small Sampling Station in Ottawa?
Asked by Susan, Ottawa, ON on Sep 18, 2017 • in Ottawa ON

I would like to set up a small sampling station in your business. Similar to Costco. I'm in Ottawa and available during the week days. If you would like to learn... (more)

    David Zhang from Greenrideau Environmental Solutions Inc.
    Ottawa, ON • 0 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Tuesday, September 19, 2017

    Hi Susan, sorry for the late reply. Unfortunately, we don't have a place suitable for sampling station in our business places. Hope you be able to find a good place... (more)

    Gerry Prescott from Rent A Chef
    Ottawa, ON • 0 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Tuesday, September 19, 2017

    Hello


    What is it you are sampling

    Sebastien Degand from Summit Food Service Distributors Inc
    Ottawa, ON • 0 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Monday, September 18, 2017

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Marketers, How Do You Acquire Customers Around Your Own Area?
Asked by Nicole, Huntingdon Valley, PA on Sep 18, 2017 • Tagged in Selling

I have customers around globally, but I would love to work with people in my area as well. Are there any ideas about how to go about this?

    Gabriel Nwatarali from Tech Help Canada
    Ottawa, ON • 1 Local Recommends Them • Answered on Tuesday, September 19, 2017

    Attend network events but choose wisely because some are useless. However, I found that having clients globally works well for me.