Tarpon Springs Local Business Forum

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What Are the Most Effective Channels I Can Use as a Financial Educator to Get in Front of My Target Market?
Asked by Michael, Oakbrook Terrace, IL on Aug 17, 2017 • Tagged in General Discussion
    Howard McLymont from Edward Jones Investments, Howard McLymont
    Tarpon Springs, FL • 4 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Saturday, August 19, 2017

    Figure out who you are, where you are most effective and then focus on meeting people like you/who like you.

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)

    Sharon Brady from U Name It Promotional Products
    Tarpon Springs, FL • 1 Local Recommends Them • Answered on Friday, August 18, 2017

    I can help you with an inexpensive gift such as a letter slitter that can be mailed (no additional postage) or handed out. It will be on their desk and your name in... (more)

Are There Any Health Professionals Such as Doctors, Nurses, Psycho Therapist Who Would Like to Network Together?
Asked by Kay, Houston, TX on Aug 03, 2017 • Tagged in Word-of-Mouth

I am looking to connect with Health Professionals such as Doctors, Nurses, Psycho-Therapist. I am Maternal Mental Health Advisor and Advocate looking to grow my... (more)

    John Huy from Tarpon Total Health Care
    Tarpon Springs, FL • 1 Local Recommends Them • Answered on Friday, August 4, 2017

    John N. Huy D.C. DACBN

    I own Tarpon Total Health Care and for the past 25 years have helped patients regain their health and restore them back to a life style that... (more)

Any Suggestions for Promoting a New Book?
Asked by Steve, Kennebunk, ME on Aug 02, 2017 • Tagged in Word-of-Mouth
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How Can I Meet More Readers/Find Opportunities to Meet People Who Like to Read?
Asked by Feather, Spruce Grove, AB on Aug 03, 2017 • Tagged in Research

Recently I set up a table at a local farmer's market to introduce my novel. It was a bit of a surprise to find that people are not interested in reading. Where are... (more)

    Virginia McKevitt from Virginia McKevitt
    Tarpon Springs, FL • 0 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Thursday, August 3, 2017

    Hi Feather,

    You can go to book conventions where authors also sell their books or try the local book stores, coffee shops and your library. Most are willing to offer... (more)

What Suggestions/Tips Do You Have for a Furniture Showroom 'Open House'?
Asked by Michael, Etobicoke, ON on Jul 25, 2017 • Tagged in General Discussion

We have a new showroom and are thinking of doing an 'open house' to showcase our products and build awareness. Any tips or suggestions?

    Marcela Galloway from Eartesan.com
    Tarpon Springs, FL • 0 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Thursday, July 27, 2017

    1) set the showroom up like a real living area, not a circus.

    2) sell a story. People love to own unique items with a story behind them. One they can pass on to... (more)

Do SMBs Donate More to Charity?
Posted on Nov 24, 2015 • Tagged in Operating Your Business

You've no doubt been approached to donate to a worthy cause (or three!) during the holiday season. Depending on your business performance, personal outlook, and a... (more)

    John Farrar from Tarpon Springs Little League
    Tarpon Springs, FL • 2 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Wednesday, December 9, 2015

    Our Little League Spring Season begins just after the Holidays (January) which means most of our Team and League Sponsorships by local business are locked up during... (more)

Yelp Reviews and Ratings
Posted on Apr 25, 2015 • Tagged in Online Marketing

Alignable members are leaving their own Yelp reviews by weighing in on their experience using the site. Have you shared your Yelp review yet? Let us know your... (more)

    Chuck Brady from Mr. Appliance of Pasco County
    Tarpon Springs, FL • 8 Locals Recommend Them • Reviewed on Thursday, December 3, 2015

    Tried advertising on Yelp with paid promotion could not generate an average of 1 lead @ month, still listed but do not pay for advertising and it continues to may... (more)