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Forum: General Small Business Issues 10th September 2015, 02:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,760
Posted By trade-show-diva
Denise, Thanks for the definition. I've never...

Denise,
Thanks for the definition. I've never heard of this term before, and was thinking of waterboarding, but was assuming that wasn't related. :) I think this shows the potential issue with using...
Forum: General Small Business Issues 4th September 2015, 05:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,008
Posted By trade-show-diva
This is a tough one. I think the best way to save...

This is a tough one. I think the best way to save on the travel cost (plane ticket, hotel, food, etc) is to NOT travel but to do things online (video-chat). That said, I've heard many people say it...
Forum: General Small Business Issues 4th September 2015, 04:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,760
Posted By trade-show-diva
I haven't heard of the word "onboarding". It...

I haven't heard of the word "onboarding". It would help if you defined it. Is this a new marketing buzzword?
The newest word I just learned from my wife was "man-spreading" (which apparently I do),...
Forum: Local Marketing 4th September 2015, 04:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,098
Posted By trade-show-diva
You didn't give us any details about your...

You didn't give us any details about your business?
Every business has different marketing strategies. What works for one may not work for another. That said, I always say if you over a quality...
Forum: General Small Business Issues 24th April 2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,179
Posted By trade-show-diva
Harry, I had to click through on your post to...

Harry,
I had to click through on your post to learn what BYOD meant. :)
I guess I never thought about it, but I guess if employees are using their personal devices for work, it can get legally...
Forum: Direct Mail 19th April 2012, 09:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,630
Posted By trade-show-diva
I think it's great to blend offline and online...

I think it's great to blend offline and online promotion. However, if you expect people to see your website address on tv or on the side of a bus and then remember it and later go to it, it has to be...
Forum: Trade Shows, Conferences & Expos 17th April 2012, 11:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,026
Posted By trade-show-diva
I think Jim has a great idea, but I don't the...

I think Jim has a great idea, but I don't the trade show would allow it. Think of the liability if your remote control plane crashed into someone! And what if several other booths started flying...
Forum: Reviews 17th April 2012, 10:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,637
Posted By trade-show-diva
In general, I think you have a very nice site. I...

In general, I think you have a very nice site. I like the picture of the smiling people. The background seems a little white, maybe you can add something to it at the top? And the truth is, the...
Forum: Blogs and Blogging 17th April 2012, 10:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,687
Posted By trade-show-diva
I think there is a market, but I'm not sure how...

I think there is a market, but I'm not sure how much companies would pay you. I think it depends on the quality of the article and what they do with it. If it is high quality and they like it enough...
Forum: Trade Shows, Conferences & Expos 23rd February 2012, 06:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 11,668
Posted By trade-show-diva
It depends on what percentage of the people you...

It depends on what percentage of the people you think will be interested in your product or service.
That said, it is better to have some left over instead of running out. I'd figure out what you...
Forum: Sales 23rd February 2012, 06:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 36,153
Posted By trade-show-diva
I would think it might pay off at the beginning...

I would think it might pay off at the beginning of each school year to have someone dressed like a huge cell phone go to the nearby campuses and hand out fliers. Student need what you're selling......
Forum: What Type of Business Should I Start? 23rd February 2012, 06:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 16,797
Posted By trade-show-diva
It's an interesting idea, but I think if it...

It's an interesting idea, but I think if it worked that the bakery would cut you out of the loop.
I think an alternative title to this thread might be "How to make $300 dollars a day selling an...
Forum: General Small Business Issues 30th January 2012, 11:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,240
Posted By trade-show-diva
A very good question... I think one answer is...

A very good question...
I think one answer is to ask your friends, and then actually listen to their advice. The challenge is that often the ideas that end up being successful are the ones that...
Forum: Trade Shows, Conferences & Expos 19th January 2012, 12:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,484
Posted By trade-show-diva
Eric, It sounds like your show is next month...

Eric,
It sounds like your show is next month (February). If you get a chance, for the benefit of other readers here, how about a post on what you've done to prepare, and what goals you've set for...
Forum: General Small Business Issues 19th January 2012, 12:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,815
Posted By trade-show-diva
I'm an old Netflix customer, and still use them. ...

I'm an old Netflix customer, and still use them.
Although they made some knee-jerk gaffes, I think they are also just facing a change in technology. They are the master of MAILING DVDs, but that...
Forum: Blogs and Blogging 11th October 2011, 06:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,562
Posted By trade-show-diva
If he just wants to write and post his essays on...

If he just wants to write and post his essays on a blog, I say, why not? But if he expects a whole lot of people to read them, that's another matter.
If he's a good writer and people enjoy what he...
Forum: Website Development 13th September 2011, 01:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,090
Posted By trade-show-diva
I'd add a number 6... Have a friend who will...

I'd add a number 6...

Have a friend who will be honest with you review it, and then listen to what they say! There's nothing like getting someone else's opinion!

PS. Even better, have a bunch...
Forum: Trade Shows, Conferences & Expos 9th September 2011, 05:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,926
Posted By trade-show-diva
From what I see it is still down but coming back...

From what I see it is still down but coming back (slowly). That said, I also think things are changing and the internet marketing and social media marketing are growing faster than traditional trade...
Forum: Trade Shows, Conferences & Expos 9th September 2011, 05:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 51,184
Posted By trade-show-diva
Great suggestion! :thumbsup2 I think if really...

Great suggestion! :thumbsup2
I think if really depends on what market you are in and who your customer is, but with you being in the eye care industry and then giving out eye glass wipes (with your...
Forum: Social Media 9th September 2011, 05:09 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 19,539
Posted By trade-show-diva
Very interesting infograph that you posted. I...

Very interesting infograph that you posted. I wonder who the 12% and 13% of the population that have never heard of facebook and twitter are? :)
Anyway, thanks for sharing the stats.
Forum: New Member Introductions 2nd September 2011, 11:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 910
Posted By trade-show-diva
In the old days, I would look in the yellow...

In the old days, I would look in the yellow pages. But today, I'd probably type "plumber my town" into google search. I would suggest looking into google local, and then when you have a listing,...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 2nd September 2011, 11:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,243
Posted By trade-show-diva
From what I've read, approval time can vary from...

From what I've read, approval time can vary from very long to never. :)
FYI - I think google used to use the open project for their own google directory, but recently shut it down. I don't think...
Forum: Trade Shows, Conferences & Expos 30th August 2011, 10:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 7,827
Posted By trade-show-diva
Are you suggesting an app for a specific show, or...

Are you suggesting an app for a specific show, or for all sorts of shows, and how are you going to get your information? I would think that people are more likely to search online if they want this...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 30th August 2011, 10:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,664
Posted By trade-show-diva
I don't think that the number of words matters...

I don't think that the number of words matters that much...
What really matters is does the page have the information that the searcher is looking for.
I've found very short pages that tell me what...
Forum: New Member Introductions 4th August 2011, 04:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,211
Posted By trade-show-diva
Greetings from a fellow Californian. Are you...

Greetings from a fellow Californian.
Are you from the North or the South?

:welcome3:
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