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Forum: Website Development 13th April 2006, 10:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,885
Posted By outbuy

Web design is a truly flooded market. Everyone and their brother are web designers these days....sorry, but its true.

Of course, to have a really nice webpage, that is great to look at, easy to...
Forum: New Member Introductions 13th April 2006, 10:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,330
Posted By outbuy
Fellow Canadian

Welcome fellow Canadian..... Ontario based here.

Hope you find some interesting insight on the board.
Forum: Sales 20th January 2006, 12:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,591
Posted By outbuy

Well, well, don't make the customer dizzy with industry knowledge! :thumbsup2 We all know that customers love to buy, they don't like to be sold to (think that is a Gitomer phrase again). No one...
Forum: Sales 20th January 2006, 12:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,130
Posted By outbuy

Its all about questioning.

Benefits are more important than features.

You have the ask customers and potential customers how it benefits them.

I will use the same fan example, variable...
Forum: Small Business Finance 19th January 2006, 11:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,882
Posted By outbuy
Big plans

Sound like big plans. You are a year out from producing any product, and that is only if you can come up with 2/3 of the start up cash. If your business is sound you may get some government grant...
Forum: Questions About the Forum 19th January 2006, 11:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,915
Posted By outbuy

I noticed that the General section had 327 threads last I checked. I think that General business issues needs to be used as a main category, and blown out in to some smaller ones. Similar to what...
Forum: General Small Business Issues 19th January 2006, 11:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 18,229
Posted By outbuy
yep, please share

Yes ladies, please share you business idea and we can help a bit more with the starting point.

Forum: New Member Introductions 19th January 2006, 11:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,362
Posted By outbuy

Hey Robert, you just invented a new product, possibly? Great idea if someone hasn't thought of it.....maybe a collar for the kids too when they are teenagers after a stern grounding? Just kidding....
Forum: New Member Introductions 19th January 2006, 11:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,654
Posted By outbuy
Sounds good....

Sounds great....but you guys must sell a lot of software, only $17 a license! wow! Does it have back end tie ins like inventory? Didn't have a chance to look at it, but it has to........inventory...
Forum: New Member Introductions 19th January 2006, 10:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,831
Posted By outbuy
Welcome to the innovative small guys everywhere!

Your blog is sure to be great. Sounds great. There are far too few resources for the small business, and it is a dieing breed. Every small town still has businesses that dread the day the "Big...
Forum: New Member Introductions 19th January 2006, 10:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,679
Posted By outbuy

Welcome.......I hope I never need your services, but we definitely know its an unfortunate event of doing business that you will encounter some fraud, or plain non-payers!
Forum: General Small Business Issues 19th December 2005, 11:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,681
Posted By outbuy

Most small businesses do not understand the power of inventory, and even more so, controlling your inventory, small, or very large. Even large corporations are just learning that supply chains and...
Forum: Sales 19th December 2005, 11:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,530
Posted By outbuy
Disagree, a bit

I have to disagree a bit.

Yes, you do want to have customer relationships that are more on the personal side, and will allow you more insight in to your customer.

Most people will not only buy...
Forum: Link Development 19th December 2005, 11:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 10,438
Posted By outbuy

Jeanm, good little chat. I didn't get to read all of it, but going back to your first letter, I agree.

No response is the worst business tactic. Now not only would you not link with them,...
Forum: Viral Marketing 19th December 2005, 11:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 18,318
Posted By outbuy
Referrals - work hard to get them!

Vinnie and Warren had some good points.

Vinnie is going after something that doesn't cost a lot of money, but is special to that specific person. Knowing your customers on a personal level,...
Forum: New Member Introductions 19th December 2005, 10:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,684
Posted By outbuy

Welcome to our world.

I have been so busy ramping up for the holidays I have almost forgotten about my fun forums. Look forward to sharing ideas with you in the new year!
Forum: Chat 28th November 2005, 08:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,340
Posted By outbuy
ah, Toronta

Oh Toronto. I am way outside Toronto, down in Niagara. Gives me quick access to both airports and border shopping with our strong dollar. Great for products that aim towards streamlining...
Forum: General Small Business Issues 28th November 2005, 08:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,705
Posted By outbuy
Tell them now

My advice, don't wait one more hour if you haven't already told them. No matter what time of year, the more notice you provide, the more opportunity they have to find other employment. If you are...
Forum: New Member Introductions 28th November 2005, 08:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,669
Posted By outbuy
Successful business

I just had to add a short note...but anyone that wants to be successful in business, and owner, or an employee should learn the ways to accomplish true customer "loyalty".

I say loyalty in this...
Forum: New Member Introductions 28th November 2005, 08:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,190
Posted By outbuy
The magic sign

The big sign was a great idea. Except you need the big signs at the airport where all those business men from other states see it.

The internet is a great advertising portal, but takes some net...
Forum: New Member Introductions 26th September 2005, 07:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,128
Posted By outbuy
Market research

My old company was the same way....a lot of one company. Luckily they still have them, but they have smartened up a bit and diversified. Even being single industry specific hurts, so I would take...
Forum: New Member Introductions 26th September 2005, 07:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,097
Posted By outbuy

Well, welcome! Seems like you may have picked up a buyer already....
I'd tell her about the $1000 ones. :abovehead

Good luck, and if you grow or are already at the status where you need an...
Forum: New Member Introductions 26th September 2005, 07:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,268
Posted By outbuy
Looks fun

Well those look fun...and isn't the concept just enjoyable (the key to the marketing campaign).

But then my common sense kicks in and asks if its certified by any agencies in North America, etc....
Forum: General Offline Marketing 18th September 2005, 11:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,769
Posted By outbuy
Marketing input

Those are great basic suggestions, except, how are flyers different from direct mail? Does flyer sitting in the mail box prompt you to read it? (Yes yes, eye catching title, original, call to...
Forum: General Offline Marketing 2nd September 2005, 09:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,769
Posted By outbuy
General Targeting? What the heck!

Hey all. I am trying to grow my business, but I find a lot of time going to ventures that have no benefit, but its hard to sit back.

Outbuy offers procurement services, and software for small...
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