San Clemente Local Business Forum

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For an Online Store, Which Is Better: GoDaddy or Shopify?
Asked by Brenda, Quesnel, BC on Aug 21, 2017 • Tagged in Business Website

I'm considering adding an online store to my brick and mortar. I'm not computer savy and not sure which is the best mode to go. I already have a website through... (more)

    Mike Mednick from Dolsey Designs Paddleboards and Surfboards and BootieLeash, Inc.
    San Clemente, CA • 6 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Monday, August 21, 2017

    Brenda,

    I had an online store through GoDaddy and found that what we non computer savy folks create is no where near as quality as what you get from a professional.... (more)

How Do You Get the Attention of Busy Doctors?
Asked by Jeremy, Columbus, OH on Aug 17, 2017 • Tagged in General Discussion

One of the struggles with being in healthcare is the fact that most of our clients are hardly reachable and it's tough to get past the gatekeeper. Any ideas on this

    David A Steenblock from David A. Steenblock, D.O., Inc.
    San Clemente, CA • 3 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Friday, August 18, 2017

    Any one trying to take the time of a doctor should know that their time is what they sell just like you are trying to get time to sell the doctor something. The... (more)

Anyone Know of Kids Age 12-14 Who Would Like to Play Football and Are Financially Challenged?
Asked by Coach, San Clemente, CA on Jul 31, 2017 • in San clemente CA
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I have 3 full scholarships availavble. contact me if interested.

What Is the Best Way to Create a SKU for a Hand Made Product?
Asked by Diana, East Islip, NY on Jul 27, 2017 • Tagged in Home Business

Has anyone out there ever created there own SKUS for there hand made products? If so, whats an easy, efficient & cost effective way in doing so??

I tried to... (more)

    Mike Mednick from Dolsey Designs Paddleboards and Surfboards and BootieLeash, Inc.
    San Clemente, CA • 6 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Friday, July 28, 2017

    When I generated my SKUs for Amazon for my BootieLeash invention, I had to buy the SKUs from a company called GS1. US. I was told I needed an SKU for each individual... (more)

How Many Insurance Businesses Use Lead Funnels on Social Media?
Asked by Tabatha, Peoria, AZ on Jul 27, 2017 • Tagged in Insurance
    Mike McDonough from McDonough Insurance Services
    San Clemente, CA • 0 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Thursday, July 27, 2017

    In my experience, I believe it works better for niche markets and not generalists. More and more will begin to utilize social media for lead/sales funnels

Do You Consider Board Certification for an Attorney to Be as Important as Board Certification for a Doctor?
Asked by Grace, Denton, TX on Jul 15, 2017 • Tagged in General Discussion

Most of us would not consider having an operation performed by a physician who was not a board-certified surgeon, but I am not sure if clients see... (more)

    Edward Daoud from CAPSTONE Financials & Tax Resolution Service
    San Clemente, CA • 15 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Sunday, July 16, 2017

    I strongly believe board certifications is important in most professional and in particular Drs. of all specialties and even more important attorneys to make sure... (more)

Do You Think Having Facebook Instead of a Website Is The Right Choice?
Asked by Bryan, Newark, OH on Jun 24, 2017 • Tagged in General Discussion

I see many businesses opting to use Facebook as their online presence in lieu of having a traditional website. Do you think this is a prudent move?

I was speaking... (more)

    Darlene Jamroz from Coldwell Banker Beachside
    San Clemente, CA • 3 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Monday, July 3, 2017

    I would say both are pretty important.

    More places to be found and SEO value from having both. Plus the benefits of looking more professional with your own .com with... (more)

Advisors and Planners, Has Social Media Helped You Fill Seminars With an Audience That Fits Your Demographics?
Asked by Jessica, Chico, CA on Jun 28, 2017 • Tagged in Social Media

Seeking your recommendations and insight on using social media to invite attendees to seminars. What has worked and not worked for you? Thanks

    Edward Daoud from CAPSTONE Financials & Tax Resolution Service
    San Clemente, CA • 15 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Friday, June 30, 2017

    I will tell you my recent experience with the called social media marketing which is the buzz word these days and the new savior for business survival from the evil... (more)

How likely are you to recommend Monster.com to local business owners?
Asked by Monster, , on Nov 16, 2016 • Tagged in General Discussion

Alignable members are weighing in with their opinions on Monster.com for employee search and hiring.

If you've used Monster.com, please add your rating and write a... (more)

    Doug Gammon from HR Practices Consulting
    San Clemente, CA • 0 Locals Recommend Them • Reviewed on Thursday, June 29, 2017

    My experience was last year and they were falling behind with social media postings. Also expensive compared to many alternatives.

Realtors, Do You Use Zillow?
Asked by Dean, Slidell, LA on Jun 22, 2017 • Tagged in Online Marketing

How has Zillow worked for you?

    Darlene Jamroz from Coldwell Banker Beachside
    San Clemente, CA • 3 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Thursday, June 22, 2017

    Zillow has changed. I just went to a seminar on the changes. They are working on a platform that eliminates realtors and allows sellers/buyers to work through Zillow... (more)