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What's the Most Popular MRP Software for Manufacturing Companies?
Asked by David, Tacoma, WA on Aug 19, 2017 • Tagged in General Discussion
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    Wes Skaperdas from Phipps & Bird, Inc.
    Richmond, VA • 1 Local Recommends Them • Answered on Sunday, August 20, 2017

    EVO/ERP. Completely integrated shop floor controls, inventory control, quality control, accounting package. Very sophisticated yet easy-to-use . . . and affordable!

What Is the Best Way to Get Gallery Representation for a Visual Artist?
Asked by Mary, Hurst, TX on Aug 17, 2017 • Tagged in General Discussion
    John Fralin from Fralin Art & Frame
    Richmond, VA • 0 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Thursday, August 17, 2017

    I would agree with Elaine Adams; galleries are interested in artists who not only sell work but are reliable in terms of producing more and new art. But also just... (more)

How Do I Find Business's Looking to Have There Freight Hauled?
Asked by Lori, Clyde, OH on Aug 17, 2017 • Tagged in General Discussion
    Luke Vanworkum from Dominion Aviation Service
    Richmond, VA • 0 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Thursday, August 17, 2017

    When I worked in purchasing at a manufacturing company here in Richmond VA, it became clear that those who approached us for businesss were able to offer us better... (more)

How Can a Locksmith Get More Work and Referrals?
Asked by Sion, Los Angeles, CA on Aug 17, 2017 • Tagged in General Discussion
    Sam Wilson from 1800-Unlocks
    Richmond, VA • 5 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Thursday, August 17, 2017

    Locksmiths can get more business via online marketing. A great website will be your sales person 24/7/365. Educating customers about the pitfalls of locksmith scams... (more)

What Are Some Good Lead Generation Sites for a Passenger Transportation Business?
Asked by Marquis, New York, NY on Aug 17, 2017 • Tagged in General Discussion

What are some good lead generation sites that one could sign up to get good quality leads?

    Luke Vanworkum from Dominion Aviation Service
    Richmond, VA • 0 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Thursday, August 17, 2017

    Bring your business cards to Chesterfield Airport Terminal front desk, they could then recommend you for transient or overnight passengers

What Is the Best Way to Find Good Freelance Writers for Fundraising on a Project by Project Basis?
Asked by Jennifer, Ashburn, VA on Aug 10, 2017 • Tagged in Hiring
    Rebecca Lee from YWCA Richmond
    Richmond, VA • 0 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Friday, August 11, 2017

    depending on what I am looking for... I ask those I know who have had similar needs to provide recommendations; I look to my statewide organization to have... (more)

What Do You Think of the "Kid Internet Marketers" Trying to Sign Businesses Up for a Flat Fee of 3k to 5k Per Month?
Asked by John, Carrollton, TX on Aug 10, 2017 • Tagged in Asking for Advice

I have seen these kid internet "marketers" trying to sign up business for a flat fee of 3k to 5 k a month. What do you know about those services they are providing... (more)

    Nhat Pham from SUCCESSWERKS
    Richmond, VA • 2 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Friday, August 11, 2017

    Hey John,

    Not sure about the "kid internet marketers" you're referring to, but that's what we do for clients. It gives us predictable reoccurring revenue and helps... (more)

What's the Best Way to Attract New Bookkeeping/accounting Clients?
Asked by Justyn, Calgary, AB on Aug 09, 2017 • Tagged in Asking for Advice

I am a new bookkeeping firm (provide bookkeeping and other financial services) and am looking to expand my client list... Marketing is not my strong suit but I am... (more)

    Kasfia Abdullah from Kasfia's Accounting Service House
    Richmond, VA • 3 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Wednesday, August 9, 2017

    Business Network International. Worlds largest word of month referral and marketing company. Over 220,000 Mw members world wide! Inbox me for details

What Is the Best Way to Use Social Media in the Insurance Business to Drive Customer Activity?
Asked by Haley, Lancaster, PA on Aug 09, 2017 • Tagged in Customer Relationship

Do you recommend Facebook, Instagram, Twitter? What social media platforms have you noticed work the best with reaching the community and driving response and... (more)

    Roger Gill from The Insurance Advisor, LLC
    Richmond, VA • 4 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Wednesday, August 9, 2017

    Haley,

    I syndicate content to many social media and video accounts; However, Facebook works best for engagement and lead generation. LinkedIn works also, but much... (more)

Does Anyone Know of an Attorney Referral Service?
Asked by Victor, Orange, CA on Aug 08, 2017 • Tagged in General Discussion

Does anyone know of an attorney referral service, other than attorney search network who provides clients to attorneys' office for a percentage of the attorney's... (more)

    Donita King, Esq. from Donita King Law Offices PLC
    Richmond, VA • 0 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Wednesday, August 9, 2017

    Attorneys are in most if not all states, not permitted to share fees for referrals. It is against the Rules of Professional Conduct