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Forum: Questions About the Forum 8th February 2016, 08:59 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 34,177
Posted By Spider
It has been a while since the original post was...

It has been a while since the original post was posted, and some time since I commented negatively. I notice that the policy change has remained in place and that we have covered enough ground to see...
Forum: General Small Business Issues 3rd February 2016, 09:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,239
Posted By Spider
The trouble with starting small and hoping to...

The trouble with starting small and hoping to grow, is we get into a 'small business' mindset and that limits our thinking. Which makes growth even more difficult,

Then you have to undo all the...
Forum: Domain Names 2nd February 2016, 04:06 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 26,135
Posted By Spider
Heavens! Domain names are cheap enough - buy them...

Heavens! Domain names are cheap enough - buy them both! Then either forward the .net to the .com site or use the .net domain for networking with your clients and the .com for commercial/ sales...
Forum: General Small Business Issues 2nd February 2016, 03:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,239
Posted By Spider
Yes, I can see a virtual office being useful for...

Yes, I can see a virtual office being useful for micro-businesses and even for freelancers working for larger businesses, but I fail to see it being possible for a substantial business to operate...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 26th January 2016, 08:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,817
Posted By Spider
What do you mean by "Content Marketing?"

What do you mean by "Content Marketing?"
Forum: Website Development 26th January 2016, 08:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,449
Posted By Spider
Welcome aboard, Inayat. Is that your name -...

Welcome aboard, Inayat. Is that your name - Inayat? Where are you from or where are you located? I've never heard that name before.

Why do you want to prevent certain people from seeing your...
Forum: Local Marketing 18th September 2015, 09:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,073
Posted By Spider
The single most important thing in starting a...

The single most important thing in starting a business is that you know what you are doing. It's very risky to start a new venture, hoping to learn about the business, the industry and the market...
Forum: Computer Software 28th August 2015, 11:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,252
Posted By Spider
Nancy, Are you a professional PM? If you are - or...

Nancy, Are you a professional PM? If you are - or can become a member - of PMI - The Project Management Institute (http://pmi.org) - you will surely find what you want there.

They won't be...
Forum: New Member Introductions 28th August 2015, 11:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,957
Posted By Spider
Welcome, Ajay! I look forward to watching...

Welcome, Ajay!

I look forward to watching your business grow.
Forum: New Member Introductions 27th August 2015, 09:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,468
Posted By Spider
Welcome aboard, Scott. Money and finance is so...

Welcome aboard, Scott. Money and finance is so misunderstood by many small business people, I'm sure your presence and postings will be very valuable.

I look forward to joining you in conversation.
Forum: Local Marketing 26th August 2015, 11:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,317
Posted By Spider
The best business idea I can offer you, Lee, is...

The best business idea I can offer you, Lee, is to --

1. Decide what you like and are capable of doing - your qualifications, skills, etc. and get a job doing that.
2. Learn the business - learn...
Forum: New Member Introductions 22nd August 2015, 12:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,547
Posted By Spider
Welcome aboard, Husen.

Welcome aboard, Husen.
Forum: What Type of Business Should I Start? 22nd August 2015, 10:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,557
Posted By Spider
You Can Do This

I admire your enthusiasm and careful thought process, FC. You have analyzed yourself and your abilities as well as making a good start in analyzing the potential market. This is a great way to start...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 21st August 2015, 10:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,463
Posted By Spider
Personally, someone who offers a stream of...

Personally, someone who offers a stream of "informational content that includes articles, reviews, etc." will very quickly fall off my radar. I'm really not interested in what articles and reviews...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 20th August 2015, 10:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,463
Posted By Spider
Yes. when I posted a while ago to join groups. I...

Yes. when I posted a while ago to join groups. I meant to participate as well.

Incidentally, I think I am correct in saying - posts on your personal Facebook page are only distributed to a very...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 20th August 2015, 10:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,949
Posted By Spider
Great replies! Thanks Torka, Logan ,and everyone....

Great replies! Thanks Torka, Logan ,and everyone. I've never used a hashtag and often wondered about them - now I know.

You learn something new every day if you keep your wits about you!
Forum: General Offline Marketing 18th July 2015, 10:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,520
Posted By Spider
Excellent suggestion, CR. Much appreciated.

Excellent suggestion, CR. Much appreciated.
Forum: Link Development 16th June 2015, 11:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,415
Posted By Spider
Hmm! Mixed messages. I think I will take a...

Hmm! Mixed messages.

I think I will take a chance and try my luck with Hub Pages again.

Nothing ventured, nothing gained!
Forum: New Member Introductions 9th June 2015, 10:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 797
Posted By Spider
Welcome aboard. Husband and wife setting up...

Welcome aboard.

Husband and wife setting up separate businesses in different states sounds a bit risky (for the marriage) to me. Remember, for long term happiness (which is what we are all...
Forum: Small Business Finance 9th June 2015, 10:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,846
Posted By Spider
If you have an industry association of some sort...

If you have an industry association of some sort (like the National Association of Realtors for Realtors, for example) they will likely have soe commonly used metrics that you can use.

Pick a...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 21st May 2015, 09:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,849
Posted By Spider
Social Media Marketing sounds reasonable for this...

Social Media Marketing sounds reasonable for this environment.

When I was working in the construction industry, SMM stood for Standard Method of Measurement. So, I guess, it can be anything you...
Forum: Blogs and Blogging 20th May 2015, 04:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,259
Posted By Spider
Nicely explained, Torka - Thanks.

Nicely explained, Torka - Thanks.
Forum: Blogs and Blogging 19th May 2015, 08:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,259
Posted By Spider
Which keyword to use?

Question:

Which keyword to use for anchor text?

Anchor text is the wording for the link to another page. So, should one use the keyword being promoted for the page the link is on, or the...
Forum: What Type of Business Should I Start? 18th May 2015, 09:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,836
Posted By Spider
Welcome to the forum, Marbal! Sorry to say,...

Welcome to the forum, Marbal!

Sorry to say, I have no ideas for you to work on, but 'Welcome' anyway!
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 18th May 2015, 08:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,463
Posted By Spider
Joining appropriate groups might help.

Joining appropriate groups might help.
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