Trenton Local Business Forum

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Nonprofits, What Could I Do to Get More Business Interested in Sponsoring My Fundraising Events?
Asked by Rosemary, Cincinnati, OH on Aug 02, 2017 • Tagged in Word-of-Mouth

I have tried flyers, sponsoring on social media?

    Trisha Danze from Thea's Star of Hope
    Trenton, NJ • 3 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Wednesday, August 9, 2017

    The key to business and corporate sponsorships is looking at it from the business's point of view. We would all like to believe that businesses give out of the... (more)

Is There Anyone Who Can Guarantee to Help Us Increase Online Sales for our Screen Porches?
Asked by Bill, Seaford, DE on Aug 03, 2017 • Tagged in Asking for Advice
    Swapan from ANDLogic Computers
    Trenton, NJ • 3 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Thursday, August 3, 2017

    NO Company can guarantee an increase in Online sales for a specific product without knowing a monthly budget for SEO/SEM. Quality of your product, competitive... (more)

What Is an Inexpensive Way to Build a Website and Get It Out There on Search Engines?
Asked by Linda, Fort Lauderdale, FL on Aug 02, 2017 • Tagged in General Discussion
    Swapan from ANDLogic Computers
    Trenton, NJ • 3 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Thursday, August 3, 2017

    WordPress..... Template based and then follow up with enlisting in all major Search Engines and all other Web Crawlers followed by submission to local free business... (more)

What Should Schools Be Providing That They Aren't?
Asked by Jason, Point of Rocks, MD on Jul 13, 2017 • Tagged in Research
    Lisa Manyoky from Maverick (Presence Building & Repair)
    Trenton, NJ • 0 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Monday, July 24, 2017

    1. Kind communication. Text and email has taken a big bite out of interpersonal skills.

    2. Letting students learn in the style that gives them the best chance to... (more)

Business Coaches, How Do You Let Clients Know You Have a Sliding Scale Without Seeming Too Flexible?
Asked by Kristin, New York, NY on Jul 14, 2017 • Tagged in General Discussion

I don't want to lose clients because my fees are too high, but if I make my fees lower across the board, I feel I am lowering the value of my services. I am finding... (more)

    Lisa Manyoky from Maverick (Presence Building & Repair)
    Trenton, NJ • 0 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Sunday, July 16, 2017

    Hi, Kristin.

    Sliding scales are slippery slopes. Your value is yours to preserve. That means, sticking to your rate, but if necessary, adjusting the time frame and/or... (more)

New Starbucks to Open in Trenton
Posted on May 24, 2017 • in Trenton NJ

New Jersey's capital city is getting its first Starbucks.

The company announced its plans for a store in Trenton on Tuesday. It says the store, due to open late this... (more)

Starbucks opening new store in New Jersey's capital city

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New Jersey's capital city is getting its first Starbucks. The company announced its plans for a store in Trenton on Tuesday. It says the store, due to open late this year, is pa...

What Is the Benefit of Having a Blog Page When Providing Consulting Services?
Asked by Valerie, Brunswick, GA on May 12, 2017 • Tagged in General Discussion

I am starting a new business as a Learning and Development Consultant that provides organizations training and educational interventions to enhance their workplace... (more)

    Tyrone A. Gaskins from Targeting Alternative Growth (TAG) Resources Inc.
    Trenton, NJ • 2 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Monday, May 15, 2017

    Helps create dialogue with your consumer base and proactively educate your clients and potential market share.

Hiring Accountant VS Self- Preparing Business And Personal Taxes?
Asked by Mark, Clinton Township, MI on Apr 24, 2017 • Tagged in General Discussion

I have been contemplating on whether or not for next year, use a CPA or continue to prepare my own taxes. Do any of you use CPAs? If so, how has that helped your... (more)

    Simeon Rochonchou from Simeon J Rochonchou CPA
    Trenton, NJ • 1 Local Recommends Them • Answered on Thursday, April 27, 2017

    I have been a CPA for 35 years. A good CPA will give you good service, answer your questions, will be there for you when you need him most and shows you that he... (more)

Does Anyone Here Offer "Factoring"?
Asked by Erick, Houston, TX on Jan 24, 2017 • Tagged in Loan/Lending
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    Robert Aragona from Garden State Funding LLC
    Trenton, NJ • 3 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Saturday, January 28, 2017

    Erick,

    I'm a Commercial Finance Consultant and would love to provide a free proposal for your company and request. I work with an excellent Factoring company who... (more)

Part-time to Full-time Small Business Owner: When Do You Make The Move?
Asked by Melissa, Trenton, NJ on Dec 26, 2016 • Tagged in Operating Your Business

For those of you who had a part-time business that you took to full-time, when did you know the time was right? What where your greatest obstacles in making that... (more)

    Courtney Stucky from The Marketpreneurs
    2 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Friday, December 30, 2016

    I don't think there is a right answer to this. But there are a few things that you might want to consider before making that move:

    1) Financially Ready: Have you... (more)