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Forum: Small Business Finance 2nd July 2010, 02:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,628
Posted By radiogirl
Since the SBA turned you down, I would first want...

Since the SBA turned you down, I would first want to know why? Was it a matter of paperwork and business plan not being complete or that the idea was flawed...

It is one thing to start a business...
Forum: Newsletters and Email Marketing 27th June 2010, 10:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,944
Posted By radiogirl
If you have 10,000 contacts then why is cheap a...

If you have 10,000 contacts then why is cheap a consideration? It makes sense if you are building up a list and starting with a low number of contacts, but a decent paid email list provider is your...
Forum: Social Media 26th June 2010, 09:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,138
Posted By radiogirl
Hard to track performance? How exactly do...

Hard to track performance?

How exactly do you find it hard to track performance on social media? It's more trackable than radio, print or television coverage...

Perhaps not as easily trackable...
Forum: Success Stories and Profiles 31st March 2010, 10:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,134
Posted By radiogirl
Up For Woman Of The Year Award

I just received confirmation earlier this week that I am headed to the FIERCE (Females Inspiring Each other in a Real Community of Empowerment) Woman of the Year Awards to compete in the category of...
Forum: New Member Introductions 26th February 2010, 04:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,936
Posted By radiogirl
Greetings from the west...not the cool west that...

Greetings from the west...not the cool west that is partying down right now, but the old west...Alberta :-)

Welcome to the forum.
Forum: Social Media 21st February 2010, 04:40 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 61,321
Posted By radiogirl
If you're target market is engaged online then...

If you're target market is engaged online then yep, social media can work to find them. The key is finding the networks where your targets are engaging...
Forum: Radio Advertising 21st February 2010, 03:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,115
Posted By radiogirl
Stick to one call to action in each commercial...

Stick to one call to action in each commercial spot. Providing more than one call to action reduces response rates. You don't want to inhibit response rates with both phone number and website in the...
Forum: General Small Business Issues 18th December 2009, 01:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,356
Posted By radiogirl
One of the least expensive ways I can think of...

One of the least expensive ways I can think of for a business like yours to get some attention is to partner with a charity or non-profit organization (that is likely to be a popular one with your...
Forum: Radio Advertising 18th December 2009, 01:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 10,783
Posted By radiogirl
I disagree - you should be setting up your radio...

I disagree - you should be setting up your radio (and all your advertising) in a minimum of three month stretches. A year is ideal. Flying by the seat of your pants and barely looking a month ahead...
Forum: Radio Advertising 18th December 2009, 01:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 10,783
Posted By radiogirl
I worked at a rural/small town station. There are...

I worked at a rural/small town station. There are some great tactics that you can use with a small area that you can't at a big city station that can really open up the potential of your advertising...
Forum: Local Marketing 14th December 2009, 07:13 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 21,244
Posted By radiogirl
It really depends on what kind of free ad you are...

It really depends on what kind of free ad you are talking about. Since this is posted in the local section you could be talking about local directories or a dozen other things. Generally speaking...
Forum: Local Marketing 14th December 2009, 07:09 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 12,688
Posted By radiogirl
Don't forget Twitter, Facebook and Linked-In as...

Don't forget Twitter, Facebook and Linked-In as other sources of traffic to your local site.

And yes, local video is huge. It does not have to be perfectly done to have an impact. Too slick...
Forum: Local Marketing 12th December 2009, 11:11 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 15,812
Posted By radiogirl
Local search and involvement in social media are...

Local search and involvement in social media are important parts of the overall marketing for any small business these days.

Small businesses with a local market are what I specialize in. I...
Forum: General Small Business Issues 11th December 2009, 01:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,356
Posted By radiogirl
Billboards? I can think of a thousand and one...

Billboards? I can think of a thousand and one better uses for money than that.

Renovate? Unless the store is falling apart at the seams, that seems highly illogical.

You are darn right it is...
Forum: General Small Business Issues 9th December 2009, 08:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,046
Posted By radiogirl
I believe there are businesses that do that in...

I believe there are businesses that do that in the States, but not sure about Canada (I've never seen one, but I live in really small towns) - they provide a box that has an office sounding address....
Forum: Viral Marketing 9th December 2009, 10:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,590
Posted By radiogirl
It can be a good way to gather insights, but it...

It can be a good way to gather insights, but it won't provide solid statistical data...which is only a problem if scientific/mathematical back up is required to move forward.

There are a few...
Forum: General Small Business Issues 8th December 2009, 11:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,046
Posted By radiogirl
Is there a reason you can't just have it...

Is there a reason you can't just have it delivered to family or arrange to have one of them buy a post box for you from the post office?
Forum: Local Marketing 5th December 2009, 06:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,236
Posted By radiogirl
I think smart business owners are the ones who...

I think smart business owners are the ones who are catching on and getting online - they may not be ahead of the consumers but they'll at least have a chance of getting in on the conversation and...
Forum: New Member Introductions 3rd December 2009, 10:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,549
Posted By radiogirl
Cool to see new Canadian members. Welcome to the...

Cool to see new Canadian members. Welcome to the forum.

I'm a marketing and promotions geek from the west of you, but I specialize in small businesses serving a local market.
Forum: General Offline Marketing 20th November 2009, 09:12 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,905
Posted By radiogirl
Start with me :-) I'll send you a PM.

Start with me :-)

I'll send you a PM.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 18th November 2009, 01:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,241
Posted By radiogirl
Congrats Glen! Good to see you moving forward. ...

Congrats Glen! Good to see you moving forward.

One of the things I think you'll want to focus on from the consumer end is good pictures that show details (and with that good copy to point out...
Forum: General Offline Marketing 15th November 2009, 09:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,354
Posted By radiogirl
Honestly, I would not use them in place of...

Honestly, I would not use them in place of business cards. If they were something you had in addition, then maybe. Even then I would choose something other than pens or pencils, they may be a small...
Forum: New Member Introductions 12th November 2009, 10:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,217
Posted By radiogirl
Hi Joanna! Marketing day spas can be so much...

Hi Joanna!

Marketing day spas can be so much fun. I am working with some of my local providers and it's such a blast to work with the beauty industry...even for a non-girly-girl like me :-)
...
Forum: General Small Business Issues 11th November 2009, 09:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,356
Posted By radiogirl
Sounds like you are stuck between a rock and a...

Sounds like you are stuck between a rock and a hard place with this situation.

There are few that will take on a dying business that never got off the ground, and it's impossible without more...
Forum: Radio Advertising 11th November 2009, 09:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 9,459
Posted By radiogirl
How about Your special occasion deserves a...

How about

Your special occasion deserves a very special cake to mark the celebration...the kind of fresh homestyle goodness that COMPANY NAME bakes and decorates to your specifications. Be the...
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