Scottsdale Local Business Forum

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How Do You Prove Your Sincerity on the Internet as a Mortgage Broker? We Are After All Faceless Entities.
Asked by Theresa, Prineville, OR on Sep 20, 2017 • Tagged in Online Marketing

Being in the loan arena, I know how loyal you are to people you actually have a chance to meet. But I also know that I have some incredible social media friends who... (more)

    Frank Culver from Ft Financial Inc
    Scottsdale, AZ • 9 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Wednesday, September 20, 2017

    You can provide links to sites that have good press about your company. Yelp, BBB, etc so they can read what impartial actual customers say about their experience... (more)

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?

    Dottie Cricksman from SOUTHWEST SUINSHINE product
    Scottsdale, AZ • 2 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Wednesday, September 20, 2017

    For some businesses yes...important to have a business card.

    For me, I sell at trade shows, etc. People can use my card to

    find me next time.

    Leonard Lieberman from Hillside Appliance and HVAC Services LLC
    Scottsdale, AZ • 2 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Wednesday, September 20, 2017

    I think a business card stil is an important tool in business more or less important depending upon the type of business but still important never the less. For me... (more)

    Bill Cantrell from SCOTTSDALE
    Scottsdale, AZ • 0 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Wednesday, September 20, 2017

    Cards are helpful when you are out meeting people. Easy to make a connection, and even with multiple people you are talking with in a group. What is the alternative... (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)

    Cody Goff from SHIFT MEDIA VIDEO
    Scottsdale, AZ • 3 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Wednesday, September 20, 2017

    I definitely recommend using Lead Navigator in Linked In. It's an additional service you have to pay for, but well worth the time it saves finding the right decision... (more)

    Robert Hunsicker from Data Security that follows your files, everywhere
    Scottsdale, AZ • 1 Local Recommends Them • Answered on Wednesday, September 20, 2017

    "Qualified leads" is good question. Unless you use a call appointment service to turn your lead into qualified lead the tools like 1 & 2 are useless. There are... (more)

Does the BBB Rating a Company Has Help Determine Whether You Use Them or Not?
Asked by Frank, Scottsdale, AZ on Sep 19, 2017 • in Scottsdale AZ
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    Kirk's Studio from Kirk's Studio for the Performing Arts
    Scottsdale, AZ • 0 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Wednesday, September 20, 2017

    Not really. IMO the BBB is simply bilking business owners out of their dollars based on fear. Fear of not getting a decent rating. Fear of not being listed with the... (more)

    Carmelle Bernier from Arizona Homes by Carmelle
    Scottsdale, AZ • 1 Local Recommends Them • Answered on Wednesday, September 20, 2017

    I don't use BBB much. But, I believe that it keeps the contractors on their toes because they don't want to have a mediocre rating on BBB. A lot of bad contractors... (more)

    Todd Denis from Red Rock Stadium Sports
    Scottsdale, AZ • 3 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Tuesday, September 19, 2017

    somewhat

What's the Best Way to Get Referrals From Customers?
Asked by Margo, Austin, TX on Sep 16, 2017 • Tagged in Word-of-Mouth
    Rosie Romero from RosieOnTheHouse
    Scottsdale, AZ • 2 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Wednesday, September 20, 2017

    Make your customers experience so incredibly unique in your industry that you wont have to ask for referrals. There's county fairs,,,then there's Disneyland. Find... (more)