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    Given your vast experience in sales, couldn't you...

    Given your vast experience in sales, couldn't you start a sales and marketing agency ? Many years ago I interviewed for an agency that took up sales responsibility for various companies and made a...
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    Here's a comprehensive list of small business POS...

    Here's a comprehensive list of small business POS apps for you. Looks like Bindo with its customized pricing could be the one for you Best POS Systems for Small Businesses 2017
  3. I think the main problem with TV advertising is...

    I think the main problem with TV advertising is the perception that it's too expensive. And in most towns it actually is. Even more problematic is that you can't link it directly with top line sales....
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    By existing channels I meant wherever you get...

    By existing channels I meant wherever you get your current monthly sales from - that would be your website I guess. If Amazon is already undercutting you on price then no point listing it there....
  5. Actually starting out as a caterer is a great...

    Actually starting out as a caterer is a great idea. I have a restauranteur friend who says (from experience) that restaurants only work out if you start 3 or 4 of them in different locations, out of...
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    I guess I'm a little late to join this...

    I guess I'm a little late to join this conversation. But pop-up shop or any new channel is an additional investment of time, money, energy and resources. You'll have to get involved in a lot of new...
  7. Ali express is for retail, not wholesale. On...

    Ali express is for retail, not wholesale. On finding the right kind of suppliers on Ali baba, this article is a good read...
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    Does it cost a lot to participate in this...

    Does it cost a lot to participate in this program? The only way for you to actually find out whether it works on not would be to participate on a trial basis. Give it say 6 months to a year to see if...
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    What kind of business are you into? Loyalty...

    What kind of business are you into? Loyalty programs usually only work out if you're in B2C and dealing with high value goods.
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    All this talk of CRM has got me intrigued. Think...

    All this talk of CRM has got me intrigued. Think zoho has a free trial. I'll give it a shot.
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    I personally use excel to manage all my leads,...

    I personally use excel to manage all my leads, but I found this comparison of small business crms on the internet. Most of the people seem to be recommending salesforce Best Small Business CRM...
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    Even if an ISP did know what sites someone is...

    Even if an ISP did know what sites someone is visiting (despite using VPNs and everything) how do they know what's on a particular machine? The machine could have software installed from any source -...
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    So now that you know your ISP is spying on you,...

    So now that you know your ISP is spying on you, what are you going to do about it? Change your ISP? I read somewhere that using a VPN from a nation with strict privacy laws (like Sweden or Germany...
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    Could be rogue employees within the company...

    Could be rogue employees within the company trying to make a buck? Trying to play elaborate hoaxes on people? It's not unthinkable!
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    Those are very comprehensive plans. Making your...

    Those are very comprehensive plans. Making your plan by those templates can seem overwhelming. What I'd suggest instead is to start with making projected financial statements - Balance Sheet, Profit...
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    No, I won't upgrade. It's too expensive &...

    No, I won't upgrade. It's too expensive & besides, things like touch bar etc don't really matter to me. I just need a good machine that gives me trouble free usage & makes the clients go wow!...
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    I did spend an arm and a leg on my mac, but I...

    I did spend an arm and a leg on my mac, but I bought it 5 years ago. It's still going strong and I can probably make it last for another couple of years. So cost wise it'll probably work out the same...
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    Haven't you tried Facebook? My business has been...

    Haven't you tried Facebook? My business has been on Facebook for some time now & we regularly post and even do boosted posts. Has helped me create brand awareness. It's not uncommon for me these days...
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    I have Google Drive on all my devices and I save...

    I have Google Drive on all my devices and I save all the important documents on it when I'm working from my mac. So I have all these documents saved on all my devices. Apart from this I take periodic...
  20. Thanks, yes, there haven't been too many issues...

    Thanks, yes, there haven't been too many issues with Apple's password management system - not that I've heard of anyway. Problem is it's hard to find other people using the whole Apple "ecosystem" as...
  21. I use a mac and it automatically stores all...

    I use a mac and it automatically stores all passwords & syncs them with my iPhone & iPad. Is that safe or do I need to take measures to prevent a hack?
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    That's just how things work out in the service...

    That's just how things work out in the service industry in general, even in big businesses. Client servicing executives suck up to their clients to get more business and suck it up when things don't...
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    It's unfortunate that this has happened to you,...

    It's unfortunate that this has happened to you, but I guess that's the nature of the events business. Also, it seems that the client had a genuine reason to cancel & didn't have any bad intent. It...
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    Welcome to the forum! What a co-incidence, I'm...

    Welcome to the forum! What a co-incidence, I'm here to learn about how to market my business online and you're here to teach it! I can go out there and say I learned this stuff from Batman!
  25. What kind of updates do you want to get from...

    What kind of updates do you want to get from these gurus? I think for IT, it'll be better to follow companies like IBM, Oracle, Microsoft etc. I once got a free trial of IBM Watson out of following...
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