West Barnstable Local Business Forum

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Which One Is Correct Grammar?"i Would Appreciate if , or I Will Appreciate If?
Asked by Gabriel, Los Angeles, CA on Sep 19, 2017 • Tagged in Artists and Writers
    Bob Singer from Singer PhotoGraphics fine art images for home and office
    West Barnstable Area • 1 Local Recommends Them • Answered on Tuesday, September 19, 2017

    English is a flexible language. What are you trying to say? Both words actually work in the real world, depending upon the strength of your feelings. If you were... (more)

Should an Owner Hire Someone to Manage Their Business Social Media Accounts?
Asked by Mark, Clinton Township, MI on Sep 14, 2017 • Tagged in Hiring

I've been thinking about this for some months now. Since I currently run all my own social media accounts and my business ones so far, I've been contemplating hiring... (more)

    Robert Betti from Cape Cod Family Fishing Charters
    West Barnstable Area • 0 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Saturday, September 16, 2017

    For my charter business I have my son do all social media .

    My other companies I have a team of 3 people handling all social media

I Need Help Setting Up an Official Non Profit?
Asked by William, Northampton, MA on Sep 11, 2017 • Tagged in General Discussion

I started a movement called Hug It Out America with a simple mantra. "Shrink the divide one hug at a time." I designed a website, have given out thousands of... (more)

Hug It Out

Hug It Out America

After the election, I lost myself for a while. Not only that I alienated and fought with old friends and family members who voted different. That only made me feel worse. So I d...

    Marc Goldberg from Cape Cod Score
    West Barnstable Area • 6 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Monday, September 11, 2017

    Where are you located? Each state has different requirements for establishing a nonprofit. In MA, you need to contact the Office of the Secretary of State. I will... (more)

What Does a Good Business Plan Look Like for a Startup and Where Can I Get One Done At?
Asked by Mike, Champaign, IL on Sep 06, 2017 • Tagged in General Discussion

What does a good business plan look like for a startup and where can I get one done at? Any recommendations would greatly be appreciated.

    Kenneth Ford from Santos Digital Business Solutions
    West Barnstable Area • 0 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Thursday, September 7, 2017

    You can find software templates for writing business plans. But the key is to actually understand what your objectives are and have a plan, along with alternatives... (more)

What Accounting System Would You Recommend for a Solopreneur?
Asked by Courtney, Saint Charles, IL on Aug 31, 2017 • Tagged in Software
Are There Any Best Practice Examples That Nonprofits Can Share on How to Grow Paid Membership?
Asked by John, Whittier, CA on Aug 19, 2017 • Tagged in General Discussion

We are the Friends of the Whittier Public Library Bookstore, an all volunteer group that relies on donations and book sales. Membership is another way people can... (more)

    Marc Goldberg from Cape Cod Score
    West Barnstable Area • 6 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Sunday, August 27, 2017

    Development is a Board responsiblity. Who on your Board of Directors has been identified as the Development go-to person. They need to create a Development Plan that... (more)

Where Can A Nonprofit Find Volunteers?
Asked by Bishop, Houston, TX on Aug 13, 2017 • Tagged in Hiring

We are in need of volunteers for diifernt departments of the buinesss .as well the board

    Marc Goldberg from Cape Cod Score
    West Barnstable Area • 6 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Monday, August 14, 2017

    Volunteers are your friends, neighbors and their friends and neighbors.

    Use your Board as Ambassadors

    Have a volunteer Position Description for each type of volunteer... (more)

What Is the Best Way for Me to Promote My Pest Control Services?
Asked by Randy, Cleveland, OH on Jul 24, 2017 • Tagged in Word-of-Mouth

Home and Property Inspections

Contracted Treatment

Affordable Flexible Payment Plans

Consultations

    Michael J Russell from Waltham Services, LLC.
    West Barnstable Area • 1 Local Recommends Them • Answered on Monday, July 24, 2017

    Hi Randy, My company has been around a long time so its mostly referrals that keep us going. I would recommend the web- Facebook, Yelp etc.., local media... (more)

Realtors, What Is the Best Way to Recruit More Full Time Agents?
Asked by Kevin, New York, NY on Jul 18, 2017 • Tagged in Employees
    Carol Berberian from Lamacchia Realty and Women's Council of Realtors
    West Barnstable Area • 1 Local Recommends Them • Answered on Tuesday, July 18, 2017

    What is your objective? Are you looking for agents who are self sufficient or agents to work company leads

What Services Should a "Full Service Salon" Offer?
Asked by Rebecca, Sandy, UT on Jun 26, 2017 • Tagged in Nail Salons
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We have a lot of clients who are surprised by the variety of services we offer. Is there a better way to phrase "Full Service"?

    Debra Joyce from Beyond Beauty
    West Barnstable Area • 1 Local Recommends Them • Answered on Thursday, June 29, 2017

    We offer all hair services, blow-dry bar, hair extensions, manicures, pedicures, facial, massage, bridal services, makeup, waxing. body treatments, spray tanning,... (more)