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What Do You Do With a Past Client Harassing and Defaming Your Business and Good Name?
Asked by Robert, Montreal, QC on Sep 22, 2017 • Tagged in General Discussion

What do you do with a past client harassing and defaming your business and good name. I am at the end of my wits. Over 20 calls, as many emails and now slandering my... (more)

    Glenn Schroeder from Glenn David Productions
    Skokie, IL • 2 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Friday, September 22, 2017

    Harassing phone calls is a criminal misdemeanor: disorderly conduct. A criminal complaint filed with the local police will put an end to the phone harassment. Good... (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)

    Hong Yim from Horizon Wellness Center
    Skokie, IL • 2 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Wednesday, September 20, 2017

    I provide pro bono services and reduced services whenever possible. I believe healthcare shouldn't cost an arm and a leg. My costs have not improved much in over 21... (more)

How Can a New Real Estate Agent Compete With Established Businesses?
Asked by Andy, Windermere, FL on Aug 30, 2017 • Tagged in General Discussion
    Rick Moskovitz from A-Plus Pest Control, Inc.
    Skokie, IL • 13 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Thursday, August 31, 2017

    My business (pest control) has lots of competition. I am competing with big companies & small. My answer is network, network, network. Join your local chamber of... (more)

Will You Relocate Following Minimum Wage Vote?
Posted on Aug 11, 2017 • in Skokie IL
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Some small business owners say the Skokie Village Board's vote last month to have the village go along with Cook County's minimum wage hike and... (more)

Longtime Skokie business may relocate following minimum wage vote

chicagotribune.com by Mike Isaacs

Some small business owners say the Skokie Village Board's vote last month to have the village go along with Cook County's minimum wage hike and sick leave ordinances cripple the...

    Elline Eliasoff from Elite Personal Training and Rehabilitation
    Skokie, IL • 0 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Saturday, August 12, 2017

    The min wage vote was one part of the problem. Skokie has a food and beverage tax that is 2% levied on restaurants and bars. Skokie also has high real estate taxes... (more)

What Is the Best Way for an Entertainer to Market to Local Daycares and Preschools?
Asked by Neale, Burnaby, BC on Aug 08, 2017 • Tagged in General Discussion

Wondering if there is some kind of conference or trade show to connect with daycare operators?

    Glenn Schroeder from Glenn David Productions
    Skokie, IL • 2 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Thursday, August 10, 2017

    Find the daycare centers where you want to work, grab your alter ego and walk in and give an audition. You will probably book a show right there.

What's A Good Resource For Finding Interns for a Consultant?
Asked by Chris, Fort Worth, TX on Aug 02, 2017 • Tagged in General Discussion

Where is a good resource to determine how to find intern and answer any basic questions that I may have about the process?

We are looking at using interns in order to... (more)

    Mary Andros from Denoyer-Geppert Science Company
    Skokie, IL • 5 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Thursday, August 3, 2017

    We look for recent grads in the program that matches the position we are trying to fill. The school professor or student services (councilors) will post opening.

Who Do You Turn to When You Want to Lose Weight?
Asked by Ann, Pittsford, NY on Jul 25, 2017 • Tagged in Research

*This is a market research question not a sales pitch.

    Ella Zibitsker from Macrobiotic Center of Chicago
    Skokie, IL • 0 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Thursday, August 3, 2017

    Weight control is mostly a problem of a balanced lifestyle and diet. The mainidea is to avoid extremes and stay away from "work hard and play hard". I would... (more)

How Do You Overcome Rejection?
Asked by Sherrie, Lafayette, LA on Jan 16, 2017 • Tagged in Word-of-Mouth

For me, I am looking for ways to get people to keep their word when they say they are coming to an appointment or even an interview. Any suggestions?

    Glenn Schroeder from Glenn David Productions
    Skokie, IL • 2 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Tuesday, August 1, 2017

    Rejection is a state of mind and personal perception. It has little or no basis in reality. Get a copy of this book. It IS a WORKBOOK, not a mental exercise or pep... (more)

Solopreneurs What Issues Do You Struggle With on a Regular Basis?
Asked by David J Dunworth, Las Vegas, NV on May 26, 2017 • Tagged in General Discussion

I'm working on a project that requires a large list of the most common "Pain Points" solopreneurs / entrepreneurs face on a daily/regular basis. These can be... (more)

    Rick Moskovitz from A-Plus Pest Control, Inc.
    Skokie, IL • 13 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Friday, May 26, 2017

    I sometimes struggle to stay involved in my pest control business. . I have a terrific Office Manager that runs my daily business and a crew of terrific technicians... (more)