Victoria Local Business Forum

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As a Cleaning Company, What Is the Best Way to Get Myself Out There in Front of Potential Clients?
Asked by Ashlee, Byron, MN on Aug 17, 2017 • Tagged in General Discussion
    Justin Mayer from Sage Hedge Inc.
    Victoria, BC • 0 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Saturday, August 19, 2017

    Hi,

    Your problem is the exact same as everybody else that is providing a service or selling a good.

    Most people will only be able to tell you what has proven to be... (more)

How Can I Drive More Foot Traffic Into a Clothing Boutique ?
Asked by Mercedez, Houston, TX on Aug 17, 2017 • Tagged in General Discussion

How to drive more foottraffic into my clothing boutique?

    D.g. Bremner from d.g.bremner & co. menswear
    Victoria, BC • 0 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Friday, August 18, 2017

    Out service your competition.

    Understand the strengths and weakness of your immediate competition, and offer a level of service in every area where you can surpass... (more)

What Are You Using for Free Anti Virus Software?
Asked by James, Green Bay, WI on Aug 17, 2017 • Tagged in General Discussion

I'm kind of wondering what everyone else is using. We use the Paid Version of Avast. Also I'm providing a Link in case you've never looked at it.

Just wanted to let... (more)

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    Jeffery Bucove from LEC Light Emitting Computers Inc.
    Victoria, BC • 0 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Thursday, August 17, 2017

    I'm afraid my answer won't be of much help unless you are ready for some change in your computing experience: Linux.

    In Linux, everything is free and open. Perhaps... (more)

Any Tips on Running a Home Buying Workshop?
Asked by Twin Cities, Burnsville, MN on Aug 14, 2017 • Tagged in Word-of-Mouth

We are in our third month of doing a (monthly) workshop/seminar for homebuyers. We had about 4-6 people show up to our first one, but no one to the next two. They... (more)

    Nadine Hanchar from Progressive Edge Plus NLP Inc.
    Victoria, BC • 13 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Wednesday, August 16, 2017

    I am not in the field and as a person who deals with people I don't know too many people who would want to admit they might need a workshop on how to buy a home. I... (more)

How Can I Advertise on Facebook as a Graphic Designer When My Images Are Text Heavy?
Asked by Nate, New Ulm, MN on Aug 12, 2017 • Tagged in Social Media

I am using mockup files for all of my photos so they look like real life photos and not just a page of text.

    Burcu Arat Sup from MUJKA DESIGN INC
    Victoria, BC • 1 Local Recommends Them • Answered on Saturday, August 12, 2017

    I used to get declined every single time until I click manual review request. Then my text loaded ads are approved but they are not shown to a lot of people. Also... (more)

What Are the Most Important Characteristics That You Look for When Hiring a Bookkeeper or Accountant?
Asked by Bernard, Westport, CT on Aug 11, 2017 • Tagged in Finance & Accounting

*This is a market research question and not a sales solicitation.

    Beth Campbell Duke from Beth Campbell Duke
    Victoria, BC • 0 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Saturday, August 12, 2017

    We look for an accountant that can deal with our particular odd-ball situation (self-employment, disability) and have learned now to use a bookkeeper aligned with... (more)

    Virginia Ronning from Virginia Ronning Coaching, Counselling, and Consulting
    Victoria, BC • 1 Local Recommends Them • Answered on Saturday, August 12, 2017

    That the bookkeeper or accountant is knowledgable, skilled, can communicate well, and has integrity (trust is such an important factor when dealing with... (more)

What Marketing Strategy Would You Say Has Proven to Bring You Business?
Asked by Brian, Erie, PA on Aug 09, 2017 • Tagged in General Discussion
    Justin Mayer from Sage Hedge Inc.
    Victoria, BC • 0 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Thursday, August 10, 2017

    As a business owner Word of Mouth has truly and by far proven itself as the best tangible and quantifiable strategy providing the best business and highest... (more)

What Drives You to Make Your Business the Best?
Asked by Christian, Des Moines, IA on Aug 04, 2017 • Tagged in General Discussion

What is the passion or aspiration that pushes your business goals?

    Dyane C from Divine Inner Love
    Victoria, BC • 1 Local Recommends Them • Answered on Thursday, August 10, 2017

    What drives me is that each time I help someone change their life to a higher vibration, this earth vibrates a bit more high and positive. always with love and light... (more)

Some people believe that providing promotions or discounts often drive down their value, are you a believer of this cliche' or do you believe in providing the "WOW... (more)

    Nadine Hanchar from Progressive Edge Plus NLP Inc.
    Victoria, BC • 13 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Monday, August 7, 2017

    I believe the saying goes under promise and over deliver! When you give great service and benefit to the clients, they do feel great about you and your service. This... (more)