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Forum: General Small Business Issues 30th December 2015, 04:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,289
Posted By AlexMc
You've done a great job outlining the most...

You've done a great job outlining the most important aspects of a business plan! :thumbsup2

Here are two really great articles for How to create a business plan...
Forum: Small Business Finance 30th December 2015, 04:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,832
Posted By AlexMc
Starting a restaurant is one of the more riskier...

Starting a restaurant is one of the more riskier ventures and it'll be harder to get a loan for this, but you do have options! There are more available to you now than ever before so don't be...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 30th December 2015, 04:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,463
Posted By AlexMc
I wouldn't overdo this. If the post is very...

I wouldn't overdo this. If the post is very relevant and you have something valuable to add within your comment, sure go ahead, but don't be commenting on tons of blogs everyday and amass a great...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 30th December 2015, 04:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,699
Posted By AlexMc
Your priority is quality content that is going to...

Your priority is quality content that is going to help your website be an authoritative source of information for your customers. Having guest posts on your blog isn't inherently a bad strategy, but...
Forum: Local Marketing 9th July 2012, 12:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,112
Posted By AlexMc
I'm not quite sure I fully understand what...

I'm not quite sure I fully understand what different kinds of implementations of this "Guerrilla Marketing Strategy" are. Just the name doesn't quite sit well with me. Maybe someone could explain in...
Forum: General Online Marketing Information 9th July 2012, 11:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,228
Posted By AlexMc
Cold calling can be really difficult. @mktgbiz...

Cold calling can be really difficult. @mktgbiz brings up a really good idea though with offering something to them for free. I think a good idea is to get customer feedback and referrals. Businesses...
Forum: Social Media 9th July 2012, 11:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,860
Posted By AlexMc
Another great article @jackmartin

Another great article @jackmartin
Forum: Social Media 9th July 2012, 11:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,883
Posted By AlexMc
Great article! Everyone is talking about social...

Great article! Everyone is talking about social media, but it's really important to get to know Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, etc. They have valuable uses in business, but they need to be used in...
Forum: Social Media 9th July 2012, 11:51 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,478
Posted By AlexMc
Pinterest is fabulous. It definitely generates...

Pinterest is fabulous. It definitely generates traffic, but you need to have a great website to back up your pins!
Forum: Pay Per Click Advertising 26th June 2012, 04:35 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 14,165
Posted By AlexMc
You can try a link clean up. Reach out to those...

You can try a link clean up. Reach out to those spammy sites and ask them to remove your link.

In the meantime, PPC is a great way to continue to increase traffic and sales.

What about social...
Forum: Success Stories and Profiles 26th June 2012, 10:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,311
Posted By AlexMc
Really great insight here. It's hard to know how...

Really great insight here. It's hard to know how an employee will turn out, but if you think they are worth giving a shot, then don't be afraid to take them on. It's part of business to hire and fire...
Forum: General Small Business Issues 26th June 2012, 10:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 8,460
Posted By AlexMc
Home-based businesses are good for anyone, not...

Home-based businesses are good for anyone, not just women. It all just depends on what the business is, and what your lifestyle outside of your business will be.
Forum: General Small Business Issues 26th June 2012, 10:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,037
Posted By AlexMc
I'm so sorry this happened to you. It's not fair...

I'm so sorry this happened to you. It's not fair when small businesses get taken advantage of. I think this might be a situation that you just need to let go though. Accept the money that will cover...
Forum: General Small Business Issues 26th June 2012, 10:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,453
Posted By AlexMc
Congratulations on the growing success of your...

Congratulations on the growing success of your small biz! With growth comes the need for help, and that's OK! You should propose a "test drive" as far as hiring new workers goes. Let him see the...
Forum: Social Media 26th June 2012, 10:03 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 105,431
Posted By AlexMc
I don't know how comfortable I am with Google +....

I don't know how comfortable I am with Google +. It seems like a great way to connect with new people - a bit of a combination of Twitter & Facebook. But, I'm unsure if I want Google to have more of...
Forum: Link Development 26th June 2012, 09:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,053
Posted By AlexMc
Pinterest is Virtual Window Shopping

Pinterest is everywhere and if you can't be found on this social platform you are certainly missing out on potential traffic & customers.

If you have a blog you can share it here, photos, tips,...
Forum: New Member Introductions 26th June 2012, 09:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 695
Posted By AlexMc
Hi there!

I'm new as well! Looking forward to exchanging stories, resources and tips! :standingw
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