Finding Customers

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          I recently completed development of a new item for the pet industry and will be receiving
the first shipment of product shortly. Though my background is in engineering, I now need to go
out and sell the product to distributors. Any tips on how to become a successful salesman?

About the Author

          This column is brought to you by the Merrimack Valley Chapter of SCORE, with nearly
70 current and former business executives available to provide free, confidential, one-on-one
business mentoring and training workshops for area businesses. Call 603-666-7561 or visit
merrimackvalley.score.org for information on mentoring, upcoming workshops and volunteer
opportunities. SCORE is a national, non-profit organization and a resource partner of the U. S.
Small Business Administration.

Broward SCORE supports South Florida Minorities

Date
Fri, 2014-03-21 01:02

Broward SCORE Participated in South Florida Minority Supplier Development Council’s 29th Annual Business Exposition on March 21st, 2014.

SCORE Volunteers Angelica Love Valentine and George Gremse informed attendees about SCORE services and discussed business counseling and workshop programs.

When Your Online, Your in Business. Start Blogging, Get a Website and Be Social in order to be in business 24/7. This infographic sponsored by Zipcar shows you how to get the customers you need and the tools that get the best results.

Download this peek into how you can make your website work for you 24/7. 97% of people look online for local products and services! So, if you are blogging, have a website and are active on social media you can drive traffic to your site.

 

Making Your Website Work! When You're Online, You're In Business Infographic

Decide Whether to Make Your Hobby Into a Business

Date
Mon, 2014-02-24 09:53

Maine is a place that seems to bring out creativity in people. It's brimming with artisans, inventors and culinary creators who dabble in ventures at all levels. For many, it's the genesis of a burgeoning small business; for others, it's destined to remain a hobby. How do you know when it's time to make the leap from an enjoyable pastime to a professional pursuit? Taking a close look at the key drivers for long-term success and asking yourself the difficult questions are the first steps in making a rational, objective decision.

The SCORE Small Business Success Podcast features interviews with the best and brightest in the world of small business, covering topics such as business plans, financing, marketing, human resources, SEO, social media and more. In this podcast, Yext's Tyler Donahue explains how you can make the most of your online presence and attract new customers to your small business.

How do people see and use your business online? What are the ways a small business with a local storefront can benefit from online advertising? What are the best free tools to use? Get answers to these questions and more from Yext's Tyler Donahue.

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Mobile and Website Conversion: Building Your Business for Clients on the Go

Summary

The mobile revolution is in full swing, so it should be no surprise that approximately 28 percent of the visitors to your website are coming via a mobile device.

Ask SCORE
          Our veterinary practice began doing online marketing, including social media, about six
months ago. We believe it’s having a positive impact, but would like to know how we can
accurately measure its effectiveness.  

About the Author

       This column is brought to you by the Merrimack Valley Chapter of SCORE, with nearly
70 current and former business executives available to provide free, confidential, one-on-one
business mentoring and training workshops for area businesses. Call 603-666-7561 or visit
merrimackvalley.score.org for information on mentoring, upcoming workshops and volunteer

Email, social media and web sites are all part of the mix for your small business in these local workshops presented by Central Illinois Score.  These hour and a half sessions are free and cosponsored by WebServicesInc.and the Bloomington Library. Presenter Tammy Finch will explain how technology, human nature and common sense come together to engage customers for your business.  Although not required, please register via WebService's site, as a curtsy, to allow us to better server your needs.  For more information on each session download the flyer now.

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