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Forum: General Small Business Issues 31st March 2012, 12:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,586
Posted By BeTheBest
Hi Londongames2012 To start, I have to say...

Hi Londongames2012

To start, I have to say that your story is upsetting; mostly because it's so common. Secondly, please know that I am going to say things you may not want to hear. But like that...
Forum: Questions About the Forum 31st March 2012, 12:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,653
Posted By BeTheBest
I think you're making a huge mistake. Simple...

I think you're making a huge mistake. Simple software like QuickBooks is really easy to set up and operate and it's not that expensive.

When I see 'so called' business people looking for free...
Forum: Website Development 7th February 2012, 03:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,914
Posted By BeTheBest
The REAL problem is people who THINK (or,...

The REAL problem is people who THINK (or, actually don't think) and consider everything sold online is a scam.

Regardless of whether you want to believe is or not, there is a value to information....
Forum: Direct Mail 11th November 2011, 10:54 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 22,811
Posted By BeTheBest
It really depends on what your message and offer...

It really depends on what your message and offer is. If you designed the cards as a 'direct response' card where you include a strong title, a compelling offer and a strong call to action... then you...
Forum: New Member Introductions 12th October 2011, 12:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,290
Posted By BeTheBest
They sound like good 'gigs'. Do your job from the...

They sound like good 'gigs'. Do your job from the outside and charge for it. Good for you! Have fun... I like your style! :D
Forum: General Small Business Issues 12th October 2011, 12:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,574
Posted By BeTheBest
Hi moslp, The longer you toss it around, the...

Hi moslp,

The longer you toss it around, the longer it will be for you to get started. I can't believe how many times I run into this. When working with my private clients I continue to tell them...
Forum: General Small Business Issues 12th October 2011, 12:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,956
Posted By BeTheBest
I refer to it as 'No Work Fridays' for starters....

I refer to it as 'No Work Fridays' for starters. Then it just gets better from there!

Look, if you follow your passion, it's not work. I work at all kinds of hours. I am involved in a new launch...
Forum: Ecommerce 12th October 2011, 12:18 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 9,906
Posted By BeTheBest
Hi kathysaltlake, Typically you would...

Hi kathysaltlake,


Typically you would write articles on your blog and link to the products on your site.


You use your signature file to link to your site.

I have not commented on...
Forum: General Small Business Issues 21st September 2011, 11:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,823
Posted By BeTheBest
Hi Barb, I have had first hand experience...

Hi Barb,

I have had first hand experience with trademarks. They can be expensive and all that... but the issue really is this.

Much like a patent, a trademark only CONFIRMS that you own it....
Forum: General Small Business Issues 21st September 2011, 02:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,731
Posted By BeTheBest
I'm confused. (Sorry) If you're starting...

I'm confused. (Sorry)

If you're starting online and think you're going to support a business that requires a PAID MEMBERSHIP, you're dreaming. Sorry. But it's not going to happen unless you've got...
Forum: New Member Introductions 21st September 2011, 02:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,184
Posted By BeTheBest
Wow.. .this is a mess. I agree with kalyptra. You...

Wow.. .this is a mess. I agree with kalyptra. You MUST find another lawyer to start. Until then, I would try to sleep with one eye open.

Although you don't mention it... do you all live under one...
Forum: What Type of Business Should I Start? 21st September 2011, 02:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 9,246
Posted By BeTheBest
Hi! Welcome! Although from the technical...

Hi! Welcome!

Although from the technical side of things, it may not matter what you get into. However, I would think somewhere you have a real passion (for something).

It's always easier when...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 20th September 2011, 02:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,325
Posted By BeTheBest
How close they are doesn't matter. Where they are...

How close they are doesn't matter. Where they are doesn't matter. Keyword density doesn't matter.

What does matter is how you can weave them into your copy to best match what a person searching...
Forum: Print Advertising 20th September 2011, 02:06 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 12,347
Posted By BeTheBest
Sorry to be late on this one... just got back in...

Sorry to be late on this one... just got back in today. Also sorry, but I am not fond of the design.

I am not sure why, but seems that small business owners are hung up on logos, trying to become...
Forum: Blogs and Blogging 14th September 2011, 10:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,885
Posted By BeTheBest
Hi businesskickoff! Welcome! :welcome: One...

Hi businesskickoff! Welcome! :welcome:

One of the first questions I ask my clients about getting a website established online is, 'What's the purpose of the website?'.

Believe it or not, small...
Forum: Social Media 14th September 2011, 10:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,041
Posted By BeTheBest
Hi! Russell, you said: Sounds good....

Hi!

Russell, you said:


Sounds good. I am going to drop you a PM. I have a serious interest in what you're doing.
Forum: Website Development 14th September 2011, 02:05 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 9,415
Posted By BeTheBest
Try CoffeeCup.com for really nice web software....

Try CoffeeCup.com for really nice web software. They have a very nice HTML Editor too!

Hope this helps! Good luck!
Forum: Print Advertising 14th September 2011, 02:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,631
Posted By BeTheBest
Hi Neil D! Yes, I have. My suggestion is to...

Hi Neil D!

Yes, I have. My suggestion is to be sure you GRAB ATTENTION. Not sure what business you're in... but your ad should do NOTHING but to focus on LEAD GENERATION.

I would STRONGLY...
Forum: What Type of Business Should I Start? 13th September 2011, 04:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 8,526
Posted By BeTheBest
Gary, Not trying to be difficult but... you...

Gary,
Not trying to be difficult but... you said:

That needs an opt-in list, unless of course you want to risk the CAN-SPAM act and go with some rented list.

Just wanted to clarify that. Hope...
Forum: Computer Software 13th September 2011, 12:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,781
Posted By BeTheBest
Have you considered virus? AVIRA has a great Anti...

Have you considered virus? AVIRA has a great Anti Virus program. You can download it for free to scan. It would be a worthwhile option to check.

Hope this helps! Good luck!
Forum: Website Development 12th September 2011, 01:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,872
Posted By BeTheBest
Yeah.. that's one most overlook. And when...

Yeah.. that's one most overlook.

And when you're writing content, don't write it as if you're trying to impress your teacher with fancy words. Understand that the general public reads at about a...
Forum: What Type of Business Should I Start? 12th September 2011, 01:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,214
Posted By BeTheBest
Hi! I am having a hard time figuring out...

Hi!


I am having a hard time figuring out why you're having a hard time!?!?

Computer business? Like... uh... aren't there 100's of distributors out there? Besides, what problems are you...
Forum: What Type of Business Should I Start? 12th September 2011, 01:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 8,526
Posted By BeTheBest
Hi chikeddon! :welcome: I agree! It's...

Hi chikeddon! :welcome:

I agree! It's difficult. Your only option would be to get people to e-mail you for that information so you can 'attach' it to a return message. That's very 'messy'.

Is...
Forum: What Type of Business Should I Start? 11th September 2011, 11:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,258
Posted By BeTheBest
Hi kalyptra! And what will happen if...

Hi kalyptra!



And what will happen if you DON'T?

So many of the people I talk to (about how to create or improve their website) suffer the same problem. Is it fear? I am not sure. I do know...
Forum: Trade Shows, Conferences & Expos 10th September 2011, 09:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,768
Posted By BeTheBest
Hi morproh! If I may chime in here... I...

Hi morproh!

If I may chime in here... I haven't been to a trade show in years. Yes, they were and (I am guessing) still a great venue to get to meet customers and prospects.

But what I can...
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