Waterford Local Business Forum

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I offer furnished apartments in downtown Cincinnati for as short as 2 night stays. What is the best way to reach businesses to offer them furished apartments as an... (more)

    Deb Reher from Grandma's Cottage of Muskego, WI
    Waterford Area • 0 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Saturday, September 23, 2017

    I've had many people call who would rather stay at anywhere more that a hotel while they are away on business. If your place can offer enough room for their family,... (more)

Our Pet Care (Professional Dog Walkers) Business Is Looking for More Daily Clients. Any Advice?
Asked by Donna, Overland, MO on Sep 20, 2017 • Tagged in Selling
    Janet Elaine Deaver-Pack from For Paws Pet Sitting
    Waterford Area • 2 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Thursday, September 21, 2017

    This takes awhile. Good service and good references are a necessity. Then put ads where people will see them, such as billboards at local markets and hardware... (more)

How Do You Get Enough Customers to Sustain When 90% of Customers Come From Word of Mouth?
Posted by Rehaad, Scarborough, ON on Sep 16, 2017 • Tagged in General Discussion
    Jack Harms from The Marketing Department
    Waterford Area • 0 Locals Recommend Them • Posted on Wednesday, September 20, 2017

    You have that high a percentage only if you don't use other methods to get your message in front of targets. Word-of-mouth is "reactive", and hopeful. You need to... (more)

Marketers, How Do You Acquire Customers Around Your Own Area?
Asked by Nicole, Huntingdon Valley, PA on Sep 18, 2017 • Tagged in Selling

I have customers around globally, but I would love to work with people in my area as well. Are there any ideas about how to go about this?

    Peter Gorman from Brand Support 365
    Waterford Area • 0 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Wednesday, September 20, 2017

    Many people forget about their local Chamber of Commerce as a resource. Perfect for local networking, membership is very reasonable and members usually get a... (more)

Why Do People Expect a Discount?
Asked by Donnie, Indianapolis, IN on Sep 15, 2017 • Tagged in General Discussion
    Deb Reher from Grandma's Cottage of Muskego, WI
    Waterford Area • 0 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Friday, September 15, 2017

    The guests that usually ask for one with my business are older or some really cheap and the are trolling for low cost and don't book with me but they ask, its free... (more)

Do You Think Massage Therapists Should Blog?
Asked by Colleen, Tipp City, OH on Sep 11, 2017 • Tagged in Online Marketing

Do you think that would increase clients coming in to that massage therapist? If so what should LMTs blog about?

    Scott Stevens from BlogTender LLC
    Waterford Area • 4 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Friday, September 15, 2017

    It has to be original, readable, sharable, and informative. Look at it as building credibility... when you do that, prospects will respond. Keywords are so important... (more)

What’s the Best Way to Acquire Local Customers?
Posted on Sep 11, 2017 • Tagged in General Discussion

Share what works and why...

    Peter Gorman from Brand Support 365
    Waterford Area • 0 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Thursday, September 14, 2017

    There really is no one silver bullet. All forms of getting the word out work together, more or less. Each medium has it s purpose and the awareness becomes a... (more)

How Can a Consultant Drive Traffic to Their Website Without a Marketing Budget?
Asked by Victoria, Portland, ME on Sep 11, 2017 • Tagged in General Discussion
    Maggie Mongan from Brilliant Breakthroughs, Inc.
    Waterford Area • 1 Local Recommends Them • Answered on Monday, September 11, 2017

    Great answers here. I can attest to blog, blog, blog and push those blog posts out to social media. Give, give, give, high value content for free with Call to... (more)

How Do You Get More "Likes" on Facebook for Your Business Page?
Asked by James, Mukwonago, WI on Sep 01, 2017 • Tagged in General Discussion

How do you get more "likes" on facebook for your business page?

    James Chesebro from Your Personal Gardener
    Waterford Area • 13 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Tuesday, September 5, 2017

    "LIKE" Our Page & Follow Your Personal Gardener, LLC to get all of our amazing deals / news! We are rolling into fall which a lot of people don't realize is a... (more)

Can Anyone Recommend Social Media Tips or Good A Social Marketer for a Veterinary StartUp?
Asked by Patrick, College Station, TX on Aug 23, 2017 • Tagged in Online Marketing

Sadly, we are not the most technologically advanced here when it comes to marketing our products in today's buying environment. It would be awesome to have a... (more)

    Janet Elaine Deaver-Pack from For Paws Pet Sitting
    Waterford Area • 2 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Sunday, September 3, 2017

    Word of mouth forms some of your best advertising. Locals will drive long distances to get the right vet care for pets. Make sure you put ads in local upscale... (more)