Winston Salem Local Business Forum

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Have You Ever Considered Cause Related Marketing as an Avenue for Brand Exposure?
Asked by Adriana, Winston Salem, NC on Sep 22, 2017 • Tagged in Research
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At PixGift we have noticed that only large corporations use this type of exposure and brand awareness. We wonder why small businesses are not inclined to build... (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
    Adriana Granados from PixGift
    Winston Salem, NC • 0 Locals Recommend Them • Posted on Wednesday, September 20, 2017

    In a war for attention, do something remarkable. Something remarkable is for example building community around a cause. When our clients decide to sponsor a Giving... (more)

What's the Best Way to Get Referrals From Customers?
Asked by Margo, Austin, TX on Sep 16, 2017 • Tagged in Word-of-Mouth
    Bruce Harrison, MSIS from RUWACH GROUP
    Winston Salem, NC • 1 Local Recommends Them • Answered on Wednesday, September 20, 2017

    Word of mouth is best. As I get to know people, I simply ask if they know someone who has asked about Internet Security or may have talked about Virtualization or... (more)

Do You Still Think Business Cards Are Useful in a Digital Age?
Posted on Sep 19, 2017 • Tagged in General Discussion

Do you still think business cards are useful in a digital age? Why or why not? If you do, which printing company do you use and what do you include on your cards?

    Keith Ward from ELcompElite
    Winston Salem, NC • 1 Local Recommends Them • Answered on Wednesday, September 20, 2017

    I think they are helpful for face to face meetings with clients because they contain all of your information and it makes you look more professional to have them on... (more)

If You Could Go Back to When You Started Your New Business / Job / Position and Give Yourself One Piece of Advice What Would It Be?
Asked by Seth, Winston Salem, NC on Sep 18, 2017 • Tagged in General Discussion

I would have told myself, "Be true to what you want to do & your vision. Don't get so caught up in trying to copy what you think people want."

    Cheryl Powell from Cheryl Powell Art
    Winston Salem, NC • 1 Local Recommends Them • Answered on Tuesday, September 19, 2017

    Something that was difficult for me, get out and talk to people in town and get to know them. I guess that is networking but I don't like that term

    Wayne Bills from Wayne Bills, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
    Winston Salem, NC • 1 Local Recommends Them • Answered on Monday, September 18, 2017

    Networking! Talk to people who are good prospects for your product or service. Those who aren't prospects might know someone who is. Keep asking, "Who do you know... (more)

    Dr. Willie Stevens from Steve West Ltd.
    Winston Salem, NC • 1 Local Recommends Them • Answered on Monday, September 18, 2017

    Staying focus on our mission, vision and core value before moving to expand the firm's business...don't get ahead of your plan.