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Forum: General Small Business Issues 28th August 2012, 06:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,527
Posted By deniseoberry
Do some research to find influencers in your...

Do some research to find influencers in your intended market. Woo those people and provide a sample product. More voices sharing the same message will be an advantage for you.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 28th August 2012, 06:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,820
Posted By deniseoberry
I have never used craigslist and I've been online...

I have never used craigslist and I've been online since the late 90s. I have always found it to be ugly, outdated and difficult to find what you are looking for.
Forum: Computer Hardware 22nd August 2012, 07:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 9,848
Posted By deniseoberry
I am a huge fan of RingCentral. Been with them...

I am a huge fan of RingCentral. Been with them since 2007. Highly recommended.
Forum: Social Media 21st August 2012, 06:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,931
Posted By deniseoberry
Twitter and Facebook are good places to build...

Twitter and Facebook are good places to build relationships. If your posts help you do that, then you should post them. If they don't, then don't post them.
Forum: Success Stories and Profiles 19th August 2012, 06:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,738
Posted By deniseoberry
Congratulations on launching your product Simone....

Congratulations on launching your product Simone. Hope the word gets out quickly for you!
Forum: General Offline Marketing 17th August 2012, 05:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,014
Posted By deniseoberry
I might start it with "Who wants poop in their...

I might start it with "Who wants poop in their tub?" Then follow with "Maintaining your sewer system will keep your tub squeaky clean. Why take chances? Get your system cleaned today for only $xx"
...
Forum: Local Marketing 17th August 2012, 04:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,975
Posted By deniseoberry
You've done some really good research and gotten...

You've done some really good research and gotten great advice from the people here on this forum. Now you need to START.

Taking action is the only way you will know if what you learned will turn...
Forum: General Small Business Issues 15th August 2012, 09:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,739
Posted By deniseoberry
Actually it sounds like you need to back up and...

Actually it sounds like you need to back up and define your target market. Who are they -- specifically? Why should they buy this thing? And why should they buy from you. What is the compelling...
Forum: What Type of Business Should I Start? 14th August 2012, 05:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,398
Posted By deniseoberry
Looks like a cute idea for the right target...

Looks like a cute idea for the right target market. That said, before you dive in you need to do at least a preliminary business plan to enable success and prove out your concept and numbers.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 14th August 2012, 05:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,883
Posted By deniseoberry
Love this! Thanks for the chuckle.

Love this! Thanks for the chuckle.
Forum: General Small Business Issues 13th August 2012, 05:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,494
Posted By deniseoberry
Congrats on your business! What you might...

Congrats on your business!

What you might want to do is call around to your local storage companies and see if any of them can accommodate your needs. If you can't find one that will, you could...
Forum: General Small Business Issues 13th August 2012, 05:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,094
Posted By deniseoberry
Your company name is pretty important and should...

Your company name is pretty important and should help your prospects understand what you are about. The main advice I have given over the years is to focus on your target market when naming your...
Forum: Blogs and Blogging 12th August 2012, 08:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,974
Posted By deniseoberry
It is not a good idea to submit the same article...

It is not a good idea to submit the same article from your blog to an article site. This used to be acceptable, but I would steer clear of it these days. Take some time to rewrite the article a bit...
Forum: General Online Marketing Information 11th August 2012, 08:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 28,134
Posted By deniseoberry
Testimonials offer good social proof which is...

Testimonials offer good social proof which is pretty essential these days. That said, it's not an absolute must for me when I am buying.

One thing to remember is that you need to listen to your...
Forum: Newsletters and Email Marketing 11th August 2012, 08:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,204
Posted By deniseoberry
The very best way for you to have success in...

The very best way for you to have success in email marketing is to create your own mailing list and build relationships with your members. Having a "know, like, and trust" relationship makes it much...
Forum: Newsletters and Email Marketing 11th August 2012, 08:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,735
Posted By deniseoberry
This sounds similar to drop shipping. It is not...

This sounds similar to drop shipping. It is not unusual in that type of situation to collect payment from the customer at the time of the sale.
Forum: Link Development 11th August 2012, 08:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,067
Posted By deniseoberry
I agree with the previous posters. You need to be...

I agree with the previous posters. You need to be really careful though. Building a business solely on another company's platform is dangerous. Your business can be here today and gone tomorrow. A...
Forum: Link Development 11th August 2012, 08:16 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 20,347
Posted By deniseoberry
These days you want to change your mindset about...

These days you want to change your mindset about back links. It's all about marketing, not "getting as many links as you can."

Lee Odden, the author of the book Optimize and owner of Top Rank...
Forum: Affiliate Marketing 11th August 2012, 08:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,997
Posted By deniseoberry
About six years ago, I appeared on Anita...

About six years ago, I appeared on Anita Campbell's (Small Business Trends) radio show to talk about passive income -- you can see the post about it here --...
Forum: Newsletters and Email Marketing 2nd April 2010, 06:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,227
Posted By deniseoberry
Yes, still tons of good opportunities in email...

Yes, still tons of good opportunities in email marketing. People obsess way too much about the numbers though. It's not about the numbers, it's about the quality. You can be more successful with a...
Forum: Small Business Trends Forum 30th March 2010, 10:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 12,020
Posted By deniseoberry
Hi Anita -- I've recently updated the guide...

Hi Anita --

I've recently updated the guide just this year. Anyone can pick up their free copy at http://www.freepassiveincomeguide.com
Forum: General Online Marketing Information 23rd March 2010, 09:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,053
Posted By deniseoberry
One of the biggest mistakes small business can...

One of the biggest mistakes small business can make is competing on price. Who wants to be branded as the low price leader?

When I was consulting with small business owners, 90% of the time my...
Forum: General Small Business Issues 22nd March 2010, 09:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,364
Posted By deniseoberry
Online back up systems work really well. The last...

Online back up systems work really well. The last thing you want to do is lose your business because you lost your computer. I've tried three different ones and my favorite is Mozy.
Forum: Local Marketing 22nd March 2010, 06:37 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 14,428
Posted By deniseoberry
The one common theme throughout these helpful...

The one common theme throughout these helpful answers above is that there is no magic pill.

As with any small business, you need to have a plan, identify a target market and take measured steps...
Forum: Newsletters and Email Marketing 21st March 2010, 09:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,990
Posted By deniseoberry
There are a gazillion resources on the interwebs...

There are a gazillion resources on the interwebs that will help you build your list. Just do a few google searches and digging around. You shouldn't have to buy anything, but you'll need to spend...
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