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What Is Your Average Turnaround Time to Get a Home Inspection?
Asked by Heather, Topsham, ME on Sep 15, 2017 • Tagged in General Discussion
    Frank Kishel from ABI Home Inspection Service
    Youngstown, OH • 1 Local Recommends Them • Answered on Monday, September 18, 2017

    Ask for about 2 days to schedule the inspection. Have a mobile printer on site and print out for the client then. If they request email will email also. Inspection... (more)

What Is the Best Way to Market My GoFundMe for My Nonprofit?
Asked by Todd, New Orleans, LA on Sep 12, 2017 • Tagged in Funding

What is the Best way to Market my GoFundMe for my Company on Alignable it is for a Nonprofit i will be dealing with Substance Abuse and Mental Health

    Elisa Hosey from Home For Good Re-Entry Resource Referral Center
    Youngstown, OH • 0 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Wednesday, September 13, 2017

    Hello, I would definitely make good usage of social media. Share your GoFundMe information; could possibly bring in funds from support outside of your community.... (more)

What's the Best Way to Market an Insurance Business on a Small Budget?
Asked by Keith, Mesa, AZ on Aug 17, 2017 • Tagged in Offline

I'm new to the Small Business Insurance industry and I'm looking for tips on marketing on a small budget. How do I not sound like a small voice yelling into a... (more)

    Brenda Williams from Brenda Williams - Western & Southern Life
    Youngstown, OH • 3 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Monday, August 21, 2017

    HI, I would look into free networking events. Some chambers have power lunches that allow non-members to attend. Also get involved in volunteering. You meet a lot of... (more)

Downtown street closures bring complaints from some businesses
Posted on Aug 09, 2017 • in Youngstown OH
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Some downtown business owners are complaining about the impact the improvement projects to sections of Market and Federal streets will have... (more)

Downtown street closures bring complaints from some businesses

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YOUNGSTOWN - Some downtown business owners are complaining about the impact the improvement projects to sections of Market and Federal streets will have on them. "I think it's a...

How Are Other Home Inspection Businesses Advertising New Specials/promotions for the Season?
Asked by Cindy, Land O Lakes, FL on Aug 08, 2017 • Tagged in Partner Marketing
    Frank Kishel from ABI Home Inspection Service
    Youngstown, OH • 1 Local Recommends Them • Answered on Tuesday, August 8, 2017

    IN our area specials are promoted through flyers in the broucheres. Very little done as far as advertising in the media. Many will offer the client a special when... (more)

Salon Professionals, What Do You Do With No Shows?
Asked by Michelle, Hollywood, FL on Jul 25, 2017 • Tagged in Customer Relationship
    Doreen Matheny from Airbrush Images Studio
    Youngstown, OH • 5 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Thursday, July 27, 2017

    I usually text message them first to be sure they are not having an emergency, running late or have forgotten and then depending on the situation I remind them to... (more)

What Is The Best Way To Market A Salon/Spa To Set Myself Apart?
Asked by Linda, Campbell, CA on May 07, 2017 • Tagged in Tips

I am restarting in the facial business. What would help my business set itself apart from other spas.

    Doreen Matheny from Airbrush Images Studio
    Youngstown, OH • 5 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Monday, May 15, 2017

    You set yourself apart by doing something that no one else is doing. It can be something small like a great hand and arm massage while under a mask or complimentary... (more)

Marketers, How Contemporary Should My Company Website Be Given Our Client Base?
Asked by Marco, El Dorado Hills, CA on May 07, 2017 • Tagged in Business Website

Some context:

As the director of a marketing and design consultancy to primarily start ups and small to medium businesses, the issue that I often struggle with is... (more)

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    Dwight Stickler from DL Stickler Creative Content Consultant
    Youngstown, OH • 3 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Tuesday, May 9, 2017

    I am not certain I saw this mentioned in the many very good answers here; so here goes. If your website is not served over an encrypted connection, you will lose... (more)

What's The Best Place To Promote Your Salon?
Asked by Angelina, Madison, WI on Apr 27, 2017 • Tagged in General Discussion
    Doreen Matheny from Airbrush Images Studio
    Youngstown, OH • 5 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Thursday, May 4, 2017

    Word of mouth referrals are always the best but use all available resources mentioned below. A really great post from Kingdom Marketing. Sending personal snail mail... (more)

Local Business Owner Says Proposed Tax Cut Plan Would Keep US Competitive
Posted on Apr 28, 2017 • in Youngstown OH
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(WYTV) – If taxes confuse you, join the crowd! But President Trump said he wants to help by reducing the number of tax brackets.

His... (more)

Local business owner says proposed tax plan would keep US competitive

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WYTV) - If taxes confuse you, join the crowd! But President Trump said he wants to help by reducing the number of tax brackets. His ambitious plan would reduce...