Welcome to the Small Business Ideas Forum! We are a community of over 100,000 small business folks with over 163,000 posts for you to browse. We pride ourselves on being the friendliest forum you will find and we'd love to have you as a member of our community. Please take a moment and register for a free account. If you need any help, please contact Chris Logan.

Small Business Ideas Forum

Small Business Ideas Forum

A friendly place to share small business ideas and knowledge, ask questions, find help and encourage others that are involved in the small business industry. Topics include small business marketing, generating revenue and small business computing.

Go Back   Small Business Ideas Forum > Search Forums
Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Showing results 1 to 25 of 165
Search took 0.01 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: Gary Barzel
Forum: General Small Business Issues 14th February 2012, 10:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,077
Posted By Gary Barzel
I would look at your current offering, and see...

I would look at your current offering, and see what are the best selling products and in what price range. Price your start-up kit within this range - but on the lower end, since you are trying to...
Forum: eBay & Other Auctions & Marketplaces 14th February 2012, 10:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 15,353
Posted By Gary Barzel
I've recently read some interesting research...

I've recently read some interesting research online that indicates that more people are shopping online during their work week than in their own free time on the weekend.
Forum: Sales 14th February 2012, 05:11 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 31,661
Posted By Gary Barzel
I would work out a corporate rate (maybe some...

I would work out a corporate rate (maybe some kind of group discount or a general % off) and approach the employees of each local business. This should start generating some local traffic and get the...
Forum: Local Marketing 6th February 2012, 05:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 9,554
Posted By Gary Barzel
I would focus on the age of your target market,...

I would focus on the age of your target market, which you can then locate locally.. My instinct tells me you are targeting the non-web savvy OR people with no time, such as mothers with young...
Forum: What Type of Business Should I Start? 18th November 2011, 08:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 9,161
Posted By Gary Barzel
You can try by starting a blog on fitness, or on...

You can try by starting a blog on fitness, or on technology. It will take some time to build up a following, but once you do, you can then move on to online coaching or some sort of course where you...
Forum: Copywriting 17th November 2011, 09:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,899
Posted By Gary Barzel
If you are looking to use images, you should look...

If you are looking to use images, you should look for images that under the Creative Commons. Creative Commons is a nonprofit organization that enables the sharing and use of creativity and knowledge...
Forum: Newsletters and Email Marketing 16th November 2011, 11:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,122
Posted By Gary Barzel
Try to assign a fake reply-to address for your...

Try to assign a fake reply-to address for your autoresponder such as [email protected] You can do this in the same place where you setup your autoresponder. Look for the field "Return...
Forum: Pay Per Click Advertising 13th November 2011, 10:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,005
Posted By Gary Barzel
I don't think that Google is really trying to...

I don't think that Google is really trying to focus on the Social networking aspect of it as much as it's trying to expand their search engine domination. Google is now going to include Google+ pages...
Forum: Sales 10th November 2011, 11:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,730
Posted By Gary Barzel
There is absolutely no conflict of interest. If...

There is absolutely no conflict of interest. If you sell good products at a reasonable rate for retailers there's no reason why they shouldn't want to buy from you. Some retailers prefer buying...
Forum: Ecommerce 9th November 2011, 11:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,666
Posted By Gary Barzel
Have you taken a look at bizbuysell? They are one...

Have you taken a look at bizbuysell? They are one of the largest online marketplaces that sell businesses, and they sell internet businesses as well.
Forum: Newsletters and Email Marketing 9th November 2011, 10:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 9,076
Posted By Gary Barzel
As with any relationship you need to water it in...

As with any relationship you need to water it in order for it to grow. It takes time to develop relationships on Twitter, but if you keep at it and are sincere about it, it will come. Remember the...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 9th November 2011, 05:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,691
Posted By Gary Barzel
After you setup your account you will have the...

After you setup your account you will have the chance of adding your site. You will then need to verify your account, you can do that by either uploading an HTML file, or you can add a meta tag to...
Forum: Social Media 7th November 2011, 08:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,520
Posted By Gary Barzel
You need to post content on your FB page that...

You need to post content on your FB page that will engage fans in a conversation. Post things that will garner attention, use captivating headlines, and pose questions that will create a response.
Forum: Blogs and Blogging 7th November 2011, 07:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,574
Posted By Gary Barzel
You can also have a look at About.com they offer...

You can also have a look at About.com they offer a free Web Design and HTML course that is sent out weekly by email. Another option would be Wikiversity. It's basically a web design university built...
Forum: Social Media 6th November 2011, 07:32 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,098
Posted By Gary Barzel
According to a April 2011 study from ROI Research...

According to a April 2011 study from ROI Research and Performics, 59% of online consumers rate having a LinkedIn account 4 or 5 on a five-point importance scale, compared to 53% giving this level of...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 3rd November 2011, 12:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,362
Posted By Gary Barzel
It really depends on what you are getting, and...

It really depends on what you are getting, and what their rates are based on. It can be hourly rates, monthly rates, or a single price for a set amount of work. The size & complexity of your website...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 2nd November 2011, 11:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,927
Posted By Gary Barzel
You can also help him by submitting his site to...

You can also help him by submitting his site to all the local listings such as Google Places, Yahoo Local, and Bing. You can also open up an account on LinkedIn, and other social media sites. He...
Forum: Local Marketing 30th October 2011, 11:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,939
Posted By Gary Barzel
One of the main problems with daily deal sites,...

One of the main problems with daily deal sites, is that it's failing to bring in repeat customers. Add to that the probability of small businesses not making money on the deals and sometimes even...
Forum: General Search Engine Marketing Information 23rd October 2011, 11:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,469
Posted By Gary Barzel
I would suggest you ask your customers what they...

I would suggest you ask your customers what they prefer. Aside from finding out what it is that will work best, your customers will also feel important that you care enough to ask them, and feel like...
Forum: Social Media 11th October 2011, 11:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,628
Posted By Gary Barzel
If you weren't harassing/stalking anyone, then...

If you weren't harassing/stalking anyone, then I'd suggest you contact FB and try to clarify it with them.
Forum: General Online Marketing Information 9th October 2011, 11:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,648
Posted By Gary Barzel
Some of the advantages of SMS marketing include...

Some of the advantages of SMS marketing include brand awareness, increase of customer frequency and loyalty. Please note it is highly recommended that you respect the privacy of people and only use...
Forum: Social Media 9th October 2011, 10:51 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,168
Posted By Gary Barzel
The way I see it is like its a dating game. When...

The way I see it is like its a dating game. When you are out on a date, in order for the date to be successful you have to make interesting conversation, be polite, participate, and show a genuine...
Forum: Viral Marketing 6th October 2011, 11:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,980
Posted By Gary Barzel
You can start off by implementing a referral...

You can start off by implementing a referral marketing campaign into your business to maximize word of mouth potential. You can do this by promoting and rewarding your current customers that bring in...
Forum: Blogs and Blogging 5th October 2011, 11:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,408
Posted By Gary Barzel
A blog can be extremely helpful on many levels....

A blog can be extremely helpful on many levels. First as mentioned providing fresh quality content can help boost your rankings. Also your blog can generate inbound links thereby increasing your...
Forum: Social Media 5th October 2011, 11:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,809
Posted By Gary Barzel
Have a look at Social Shares, it's a a social...

Have a look at Social Shares, it's a a social media company that provides news, commentary, and Wall Street style analysis on social media sites.
Showing results 1 to 25 of 165

 
Forum Jump

Small Business Ideas Forum


 
At Your Business - Small Business Directory
Free Business Forms - Prewritten Documents
 
Search Engine Guide
Small business guide to search marketing

 
Small Business Brief
Fetching the Best Small Business Info


Free Links - Free Advertising
Free Guide - Online Directory



Advertise your business here
Contact us for more details!


Semantic Juice
Register now to access free Quick SEO service!


Rocket Lawyer
Sign up for free 7 day trial. Boost your biz!


Buy UPC Codes
Get your products listed online!




All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:56 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.3
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2004 - 2018 - Privacy