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Forum: General Online Marketing Information 18th October 2011, 10:06 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 18,138
Posted By LFinkle
Testimonials don't much influence me frankly. If...

Testimonials don't much influence me frankly. If one isnt' smart enough to get testimonials from clients or customers that say wonderful things about them that in itself says alot. Now testimonials...
Forum: General Small Business Issues 18th October 2011, 10:02 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,397
Posted By LFinkle
Every business that I know of that you set up as...

Every business that I know of that you set up as a company will go into public records. The only way around this that I know of is not to set it up with the state and just create a name but use your...
Forum: Sales 12th October 2011, 08:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,889
Posted By LFinkle
Lots of ways...networking events, ask for...

Lots of ways...networking events, ask for referrals, social media connections, advertisements, offer something to specific industries within your area...say 10% off to all plumbers and send out...
Forum: Sales 12th October 2011, 08:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 13,062
Posted By LFinkle
Trust comes from doing what you say when you say...

Trust comes from doing what you say when you say you are going to do it. One thing you might do early on is offer guarantees. Statistically you won't likely have to refund money but the guarantee...
Forum: General Small Business Issues 12th October 2011, 08:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,430
Posted By LFinkle
There are so many reasons I enjoy being a...

There are so many reasons I enjoy being a business owner. Flexibility is one, doing what I want without having to serve many masters, calling something my own and knowing that the success or failure...
Forum: General Small Business Issues 12th October 2011, 08:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 16,512
Posted By LFinkle
This is a sticky issue. Be very very careful...

This is a sticky issue. Be very very careful about loaning employees money and always have a way to recover whatever amount you loan through payroll deduction. One of the challenges with loaning...
Forum: General Small Business Issues 12th October 2011, 08:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 12,797
Posted By LFinkle
I personally am a bit of a stickler for making...

I personally am a bit of a stickler for making sure I do everything correct from a legal and accounting standpoint. I would consult an attorney about your questions before proceeding. There is...
Forum: Ecommerce 12th October 2011, 08:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 25,090
Posted By LFinkle
Business planning is essential for any business....

Business planning is essential for any business. There are so many things that go into a business plan. One piece most people forget is that the plan needs to have goals, not simply statements. A...
Forum: General Small Business Issues 12th October 2011, 08:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 12,603
Posted By LFinkle
Depends on your business and the state you live...

Depends on your business and the state you live in. Some categories of businesses are required to secure a business license. Check with your state on the requirements
Forum: Sales 27th September 2011, 07:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,391
Posted By LFinkle
help finding a sales person

First how are you going about trying to identify a sales person? Have you done networking at networking events, contacted some folks in related industries to see if they have referrals? What about...
Forum: General Small Business Issues 27th September 2011, 07:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,275
Posted By LFinkle
trademark business name

It depends and you should know I am not an attorney. If you ever want to sell your business having it trademarked will be important. If you want to create products and not simply offer services...
Forum: General Small Business Issues 27th September 2011, 07:39 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 33,163
Posted By LFinkle
Growing your business in a recession

You can absolutely grow your business in a recession. There is nothing that stops you except you thinking you can't. What you likely need to do is change your marketing activities or adjust your...
Forum: General Small Business Issues 27th September 2011, 07:37 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 9,815
Posted By LFinkle
Outsourcing

I think outsourcing offers you options that full time permanent staff does not. For instance if you don't need someone full time, or if you need a variety of skills you can hire several people...
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