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What's the Best Way to Market an Insurance Business on a Small Budget?
Asked by Keith, Mesa, AZ on Aug 17, 2017 • Tagged in Offline

I'm new to the Small Business Insurance industry and I'm looking for tips on marketing on a small budget. How do I not sound like a small voice yelling into a... (more)

    Matthew King from Nerdbox LLC
    Roanoke, VA • 7 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Friday, August 18, 2017

    Here is a list of some ideas you can do for marketing but some of this also depends on who you are targeting.

    - Give clients, connections, friends, and family a... (more)

We Are Looking for Health Insurance Representatives to Partner With in Roanoke.
Posted by Scott, Roanoke, VA on Aug 09, 2017 • in Roanoke VA
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Does anyone know any reps that are willing to network either with business or personal plans?

    Lee McMullen from Capital Life & Retirement, LLC
    Roanoke, VA • 0 Locals Recommend Them • Posted on Tuesday, August 15, 2017

    Scott, I would like to partner with you.

    Emily Guilliams from Guilliams Insurance
    Roanoke, VA • 0 Locals Recommend Them • Posted on Thursday, August 10, 2017

    I am an Independent Health Agent here in Roanoke and would love to help in any way I can.

What Is the Main Reason Why People Do Not Engage a Financial Planner?
Asked by Cheryl, Toronto, ON on Jun 17, 2017 • Tagged in Research
    Lori Rehfeldt from Independent Life Health and Annuity (retirement planning) agent
    Roanoke, VA • 5 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Sunday, August 6, 2017

    I am trying to fund my CFP certificate. They don't make it easy to obtain. Now for me as an insurance person, there are so many amazing products out there that most... (more)

Has Anyone Ever Applied for a Fiance Visa or Spousal Visa for Someone in the Philippines?
Asked by Scott, Fort Collins, CO on Aug 01, 2017 • Tagged in General Discussion
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I need help. Big time.

    Tyson Daniel from The Daniel Law Firm PC
    Roanoke, VA • 1 Local Recommends Them • Answered on Wednesday, August 2, 2017

    Btw, don't let my profile name throw you off...I am merging with MGLS PC but the process isn't finished yet.

    Tyson Daniel from The Daniel Law Firm PC
    Roanoke, VA • 1 Local Recommends Them • Answered on Wednesday, August 2, 2017

    We have a partner at our Firm (Magee Goldstein Lasky & Sayers) who practices only immigration law and he handles all types of visas for clients from all over the... (more)

Are These Websites Legitimate For Purchasing Software?
Asked by Matthew, Saugus, MA on Mar 24, 2017 • Tagged in General Discussion

I found these two websites:

1) software-now.com

2) scskey.com

The first is selling Office 365 for $59 and the second is selling Windows 10 Professional for $15.22

Every... (more)

    Matthew Combatti from ALCOVA Mortgage
    Roanoke, VA • 1 Local Recommends Them • Answered on Monday, July 31, 2017

    Open Source Windows: http://reactos.org/

    Linux has a number of distributions. If you install "Wine" on linux, you can run 99% of windows software

    Open Source... (more)

Local Business Takes Innovative Approach to Cut Down on Drunk Driving
Posted on Jul 25, 2017 • in Roanoke VA
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ROANOKE BUSINESS IN THE NEWS

A new business is working to cut down on drunk driving in the Roanoke Valley with an innovative approach.

"When you ask people what was... (more)

Local business takes innovative approach to cut down on drunk driving

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Graphic Designers, What Is the Average Price That You Charge for Your Services?
Asked by Danielle, Concord, NC on Jul 19, 2017 • Tagged in General Discussion

I am curious for freelance graphic designer what are your rates?

    Matthew King from Nerdbox LLC
    Roanoke, VA • 7 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Thursday, July 20, 2017

    For me it depends on the project, if it's a logo generally about $150 - flat fee. For a landing page $125 - flat fee. If it's an entire website that we are doing... (more)