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What's the best way to get our company name out there?

Getting our company name out in the construction business, so other companies want to do business with us. Example - our company is HUB Certified, and have all the papers needed to do business, and in the chamber of Commerce.

NOW WHAT?
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11/12/12 at 11:40 am
Felix Ramirez
Member Since: 8/27/12
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Felix
Now you need to promote your business to your target market, where they are looking for you! There are many ways to promote a business and using as many ways as your budget allows, which are right for your business is important. Have you done any marketing? Do you have a website? if, so, how are you promoting it? Knowing more about your business and what you are doing will help in giving you meaningful advice.

Dan Ramthun
http://www.getmorebusiness.co
11/12/12 at 11:51 am
Dan Ramthun
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Member Since: 6/17/11
Posts: 1202
Health Insurance Specialists
Watertown, WI
Felix,

Attend as many networking groups and business card exchanges as you can. Take the time to get to know other business owners and learn how you can refer to them. Networking takes time and patience.

Another suggestion would be to stop in and and offer a personal introduction to businesses that fit into your target market. Business owners usually know other business owners and quite often referrals come from the most unexpected sources.

Todd
11/12/12 at 12:00 pm
Todd Jones
Account Manager
Member Since: 9/26/12
Posts: 149
Real Funding Partners
Lansdale, PA
Follow Todd's example. You need to network with other industry groups that need and can utilize your certifications. Being capable |Licensed |Insured |Certified is great, if the right people don't know you, it's for naught.

Subcontracting is a lost art many overlook.
11/12/12 at 12:19 pm
John Feeney
Member Since: 5/6/10
Posts: 3
Vin Tech Security Systems Inc
Chicago, IL
First determine who is your ideal TARGET connection. Also look at who hires these people. Then research where these people professionally network. Then go evaluate a those networking circles. Having a competent Marketing Plan for your business would help you define these things.
11/13/12 at 11:56 am
Blaze Com
Member Since: 4/18/12
Posts: 9

Felix

The first thing I tell people is what they generally don't want to hear but it works: picking up the phone and dialing. It isn't the funnest, but it works.

Secondly find networking groups in your area, not just the common ones but private groups in your town. You can find them by doing a Google search for them.

Next I would recommend putting your website in local business networking websites such as yellowbook.com, citysearch.com, linkedin, showmelocal.com, facebook.com etc

Also, your website has to be found in search engines. It's without a doubt the best form of advertising. We offer a free web analysis on our website that will show you why your website isn't showing up and what needs to be done to it

http://www.internetrnd.com/free-seo-checkup.php

Ray
11/14/12 at 3:54 pm
Raymond Bieg
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Member Since: 10/25/12
Posts: 259
Internet Research and Development, LLC
West Chester, PA
Felix,

I would also recommend utilizing LinkedIn by interacting with your target market and other stakeholders via one-on-one connections and joining various Groups. This article may be of some assistance: Are You Using LinkedIn To Its Fullest? . Good luck to you!

If anyone would like to connect on LinkedIn, please find us here. We enjoy keeping in touch with other professionals in the business community.

All the best,

Michael Raanan, MBA, EA
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11/14/12 at 4:43 pm
Landmark Tax Group
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Landmark Tax Group
Santa Ana, CA
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Sandy Clifton
1/27/13 at 7:21 pm
Sandy Clifton
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Member Since: 10/28/11
Posts: 103
Clifton Designs
Castle Rock, CO
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Leonard Murray
1/30/13 at 10:05 am
Leonard Murray
Owner
Member Since: 9/1/11
Posts: 33
Spring Business Network
Houston, TX
Nothing beats free website traffic. Good places to start are free directory websites;

Bing Local, Yahoo! Local, yellowpages.com, merchantcircle.com, yellowbook.com, yellowbot.com, manta.com, (obviously), citysearch.com, superpages.com, MapQuest, whitepages.com, facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, foursquare, switchboard and kudzu.

If you want to know how your website is seen by search engines, we offer a free webscan on our website; http://www.internetsolutionsgroup.net

This will give you insight as to the strengths and weaknesses of your sight, and help you make an informed decision on what improvements to address for better ranking.
I hope this helps!
George
2/27/13 at 1:08 pm
George Roberts
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Member Since: 12/22/11
Posts: 163
Internet Solutions Group Inc
Sanatoga, PA
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