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Forum: Marketing & Sales 04-05-2012, 11:33 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,942
Posted By cbscreative
Oops, nearly forgot to answer your question. This...

Oops, nearly forgot to answer your question. This was back in the 90's and 2000, so I really don't recall well enough for a solid answer. It certainly was a lot of the popular items like pens, mugs,...
Forum: Marketing & Sales 04-05-2012, 11:14 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,942
Posted By cbscreative
These days, pretty much every age group is using...

These days, pretty much every age group is using the Internet, especially with major buying decisions. If you know any car dealers, they'll tell you that customers usually know quite a bit about the...
Forum: Marketing & Sales 04-05-2012, 08:23 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,942
Posted By KAP
SidingSweetie, I personally like your 4oz....

SidingSweetie,

I personally like your 4oz. "green cleaner" give-away. It aligns with your business and can also be another revenue stream if they like the product. If it is a good product, I...
Forum: Marketing & Sales 04-04-2012, 11:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,942
Posted By Deckem
I thought I would share these with you, here are...

I thought I would share these with you, here are some of the pictures I display at home shows.

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Forum: Marketing & Sales 04-04-2012, 04:03 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,942
Posted By DavidC
Those, or any other gimmes you use, would be...

Those, or any other gimmes you use, would be handed out at your booth. We also supplied gift certificates to the show sponsor to use as door prizes. When they announce the winner they also announce...
Forum: Marketing & Sales 04-04-2012, 12:46 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,942
Posted By DavidC
Steve's post above reminds me that we used to...

Steve's post above reminds me that we used to have an infrared light set up that would shine through a mock glass pane and a thermometer to read the temp on the other side of the glass. We had...
Forum: Marketing & Sales 04-04-2012, 11:57 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,942
Posted By cbscreative
I'm going to avoid putting people in a box or...

I'm going to avoid putting people in a box or making statements that are too broad because there's no one size fits all answer. However, generally speaking, the market is much more educated now...
Forum: Marketing & Sales 04-04-2012, 10:57 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,942
Posted By BonnieLowe
Something gross has worked for us. (At trade...

Something gross has worked for us. (At trade shows.)

By "us" I'm talking about my day job working for a sewer district (I do writing, PR and outreach, not sewer cleaning ;) ).

We participate...
Forum: Marketing & Sales 04-04-2012, 07:30 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,942
Posted By Deckem
I have been doing Home shows for the past 28...

I have been doing Home shows for the past 28 years, you have to be creative in your approach to getting attention. The shows are a tool for your first point of contact, so you want the customers to...
Forum: Landscaping 04-03-2012, 06:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,908
Posted By MDLandscape
It is wheatgrass and it is a super food. So good...

It is wheatgrass and it is a super food. So good for you. Grow it in a flat with some regular soil. Grass seeds need light to germinate, keep moist but bit saturated. Do not let dry out or you'll be...
Forum: Marketing & Sales 04-03-2012, 03:28 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,942
Posted By JamesBrine
Yes your referrals system starts right at the...

Yes your referrals system starts right at the start of the project, you need to drop hintsbthat you get a lot of work through referrals. This way they start to realize you will one day ask them.
...
Forum: Marketing & Sales 04-03-2012, 11:42 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,942
Posted By DavidC
My spidey sense indicate that this is very close...

My spidey sense indicate that this is very close to an unpaid ad James. Last I knew the practice is frowned upon by the powers that be and the general audience.

Just pointing out that you will...
Forum: Marketing & Sales 04-03-2012, 11:11 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,942
Posted By cbscreative
Siding, you just came very close to answering...

Siding, you just came very close to answering your own question. It's not so much what you use for your promo item, but how you use it. Keep thinking like you just did above and you'll win.

To...
Forum: Landscaping 04-01-2012, 05:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,908
Posted By 2low4nh
is it chia? like the grass that grows on a chia...

is it chia? like the grass that grows on a chia pet? not sure what the full name of it is but I know it makes a great energy drink/ adult beverage as well.
Forum: General Discussion 03-23-2012, 08:58 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 13,613
Posted By kcremodeling
I think that this may illustrate some of the...

I think that this may illustrate some of the problem I am dealing with here. You think I'm getting rich off $35K but that's nowhere near the case. The guy that bid it at $25K probably thinks he is...
Forum: Marketing & Sales 03-23-2012, 05:53 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,942
Posted By TxElectrician
You may want to try a search for PCP Plumber....

You may want to try a search for PCP Plumber. Haven't seen him post here in quite awhile, but he did alot of tradeshows and offered his ideas. Some seemed a bit much but he said they worked for him....
Forum: General Discussion 03-22-2012, 10:06 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 13,613
Posted By ECSOWNER
Its not so much a burn out issue with me. Its...

Its not so much a burn out issue with me. Its more a funk. I will go through spurts when things are rolling great, then its like the rain clouds open and life is taking a dump on me. My stress level...
Forum: General Discussion 03-22-2012, 07:57 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 13,613
Posted By Tom Struble
wow..you actually are a sidingsweetie:thumbup:

wow..you actually are a sidingsweetie:thumbup:
Forum: Architecture & Design 03-22-2012, 07:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,034
Posted By singlespeed
something like www.dalidecals.com...

something like www.dalidecals.com (http://www.dalidecals.com) or www.dezignwithaz.com (http://www.dezignwithaz.com) ? If you search through them or even just email them they should be able to set you...
Forum: General Discussion 03-22-2012, 07:15 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 13,613
Posted By Deckhead
Don't know if this is allowed or not so delete it...

Don't know if this is allowed or not so delete it if it is not appropriate......

Try going to Church.

I went back after my son was born, my first. I realized that life isn't about work, we...
Forum: Architecture & Design 03-22-2012, 06:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,034
Posted By ohiohomedoctor
Sw colors. Umber, softer tan, and moderate white.

Sw colors. Umber, softer tan, and moderate white.
Forum: General Discussion 03-22-2012, 04:05 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 13,613
Posted By TNTRenovate
Burn out is a symptom, not the problem. I agree...

Burn out is a symptom, not the problem. I agree with what most the guys are saying, when I say you have simply burned the candle at both ends and it has finally caught up with you.

Even thought my...
Forum: General Discussion 12-16-2011, 07:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,057
Posted By jb4211
I'll try and explain this... IMHO, I think...

I'll try and explain this...

IMHO, I think it's best when you (as the boss/owner, whatever) take on two different personalities, sort-of. Whereas you are the friend when it's appropriate, and...
Forum: General Discussion 12-16-2011, 05:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,057
Posted By Waterford Corp
For what its worth

You have put it very simply in your question.. That is the approach to your team; we are all on the same page. In order to be respected professionals it is necessary to adhere to work hours. After...
Forum: Business 12-02-2011, 04:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,116
Posted By garagebuilders
Your Father in Law is Right.

Sales people should be responsible to collect if they want their commission/salary, and yes, payment before (deposit) and payment on completion is the correct way to do business.

Get paid, don't...
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