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When You Offer Benefits to Your Employees Do You Consider the Time Lost in Productivity?
Asked by John, San Antonio, TX on Sep 21, 2017 • Tagged in General Discussion
    John Guzman from John Guzman - Employee Benefits Specialist - Insurance Broker
    San Antonio, TX • 0 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Monday, September 25, 2017

    Maybe my question is too vague. I've been offering employee benefits for quite some time now and the one constant I hear from employers is "how can we make this... (more)

Where Can I Find Donations for a Photography Tournament in San Antonio?
Asked by Jim, San Antonio, TX on Sep 15, 2017 • in San Antonio TX

San Antonio: As a marketing tool, would you like to donate a prize or give discounts to the participants of the upcoming photography tournament?

    Jim Landers from Landers Photography
    San Antonio, TX • 6 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Saturday, September 23, 2017

    Good thinking Vincent, there are way too many logos to put on the back of the shirt. Thank you.

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?

    Rolando R. Rocha from Infinitude Mobile Marketing
    San Antonio, TX • 4 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Saturday, September 23, 2017

    Networking. There's probably a fairly to robust community of business owners, sales people, and other entrepreneurial types that meet regularly in your area. Try... (more)

How Can a Travel Agent Stand Out From the Crowd?
Asked by Bob, Decatur, GA on Sep 19, 2017 • Tagged in General Discussion
    Marilyn Atkins, ECC from Atkins Cruise and Tours
    San Antonio, TX • 4 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Friday, September 22, 2017

    Having been on both sides of the travel "equation" for over 28 years, I can say that you need to interview agents BEFORE you decide to trust your vacation and money... (more)

What Do You Do to Give Back to the Communities You Do Business In?
Asked by Keith, Richmond Hill, NY on Sep 17, 2017 • Tagged in General Discussion

Since community is very important, I was curious as to what others do to give back to the communities in which they operate. I've adopted a private school and try to... (more)

    Richard D. Slaughter from Digital IP Services, LLP formerly Digitel
    San Antonio, TX • 0 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Friday, September 22, 2017

    I think it is nice to help people especially those who are not as fortunate as we might be. The other side of the coin, it is good business. If you are known as... (more)

Are Realtors Afraid to Refer Their Clients Out to Property Managers?
Asked by Monique, Claremont, CA on Sep 21, 2017 • Tagged in Research
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I have heard that Realtors are apprehensive about referring their clients to property managers out of fear that their clients will be stolen from them for future... (more)

    Kim Salisbury from San Antonio Full Service Property Management
    San Antonio, TX • 0 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Thursday, September 21, 2017

    Our policy is that if an agent refers property management to us, we would rather build that relationship with that agent by giving them the listing when the owner is... (more)

Do You Recommend That Small Business Owners Obtain Business Insurance?
Asked by Kimley, Detroit, MI on Sep 21, 2017 • Tagged in Asking for Advice

Do you recommend that small business owners obtain business insurance?

    Linda Hadley, ARM from Hadley & Hadley Insurance
    San Antonio, TX • 14 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Thursday, September 21, 2017

    The answer is definitely yes. You've invested in your business, have assets, and need to protect those assets. You have liabilities as well and need insurance to... (more)

Any Recommendation for Obtaining Qualified Leads in the B2B Space?
Asked by Abu, Dallas, TX on Sep 18, 2017 • Tagged in Customer Acquisition

Update (9/20/2017): Folks, thanks for taking the time to respond to my question. They were all helpful and I appreciate it. While doing a google search I just found... (more)

    Crystal Patterson from Beyond, Inc.
    San Antonio, TX • 0 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Thursday, September 21, 2017

    Abu,

    I create partnerships for my sales team. We are always looking for for channel partners. Let me know if I can help.

    Best regards,

    Crystal

Do You Still Think Business Cards Are Useful in a Digital Age?
Posted on Sep 19, 2017 • Tagged in General Discussion

Do you still think business cards are useful in a digital age? Why or why not? If you do, which printing company do you use and what do you include on your cards?

    Vincent Tavera from Vinspired Media
    San Antonio, TX • 0 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Wednesday, September 20, 2017

    Business cards are invaluable if properly designed and used. Vistaprint and similar printers can do it, but if you want to make an impression, you'll skip them, or... (more)

    Richard Banks from Banks Commercial Construction, Inc.
    San Antonio, TX • 0 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Wednesday, September 20, 2017

    Yes they are very useful when meeting new potential clients. I design my own and use Vista Print to make them, very affordable.