A lot of metal fabrication work is made in China. I think we can compete in quality and price in Mexico, and goods would be transported shorter distances. How can I let know potential customers know that we can do work for them. Are there websites or databases for that?
I'm starting a web-based employment company in Alabama. The website will post jobs for the following industies: quick service, fine and casual dining restaurants, cafeterias and hotel restaurants. The jobs posting are for cooks, chefs, servers, management, supervisors, etc. I want to reach restaurant owners en masse, rather than knocking on doors or making phone calls.
I have been running my IT company for eight years. I can sell clients when I get in front of them, but I have no marketing materials. I don't know how to put my services into words, and I have a very small budget. If I am able to get more clients, I could spend more on marketing. The site looks awesome.
My website (www.tlbaseballcards.net) currently has an online store. I have had GREAT success on eBay and still do. I would like to move my sales from eBay to my personal site. The problem is, I can't get the sales because I can't target the right audience. I already did SEO, tried adwords (too costly), blogs/social networks, forums and direct mail. Are there any other opportunities out there?
I run a mystery shopping business. Companies hire us to send "undercover" customers into their business to report back the level of customer service received. We are looking for creative ways to advertise our services to companies. Businesses that benefit from our services are restaurants, hospitality and retailers. We have already tried newspaper and magazine ads with minimal success. Any attention-grabbing' suggestions?
We knew location would be a challenge. We have been open for about 10 months now and have regular customers, but not nearly enough. We work closely with a medical clinic on the same floor, and get a good chunk of business from drug reps. I've tried fliers, discounts on drinks, coupons in the different offices, but nothing seems to attract enough people. For the time being, we don't have to pay any rent because the medical clinic pays for the space. Everyone who tries our products like them, but we need to get more people to try them. Patients are not typically regulars, so it's hard getting new customers.
I run a dating website targeted to the Denver metro areas. We just ran 172 commercials and are now going to do heavy flyer advertising. When I received the 15,000 flyers, it hit me. I have hired a company to distribute them, but I need to know how to reach the right area without overreaching. I need to target the smallest area I can with multiple blasts. Going by ZIP code would cover too much territory. Would block by block be better?
In one month we will be moving about five miles from our current location and reopening our children's resale store in a new town. What would you recommend we do to ensure that we keep our current customers and attract new customers to our store?
We manufacture a home-exterior product that inhances the curb appeal of upper-end homes. We are a vendor of the nation's largest exterior wholesale distributors. In our local city we placed our product on the third home being built in a high-end subdivision. After completion, our product was displayed on 23 of the 34 homes. Our product on the right home and location is our greatest sales tool. How do we place our product in front of the decision-makers of custom-home builders across the nation?