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Chris Walker, Phoenix
I started a concierge service on a tight budget. I am not looking to conquer the world in a day. I would like to attract the "right" customer and grow the business within my means. What would be the best methods to find that "right" customer?
Ricky, Orlando, Fla.
I am looking to buy an out-of-state business. The company currently handles hotels and transportation bookings for airline crews and a few corporations. I would like to open an office in my hometown and focus on the film industry and engineering companies who have extended stays in many cities. How can I expand the category of business? What should I expect with this challenge?
Ricky, Los Angeles
I'm buying a hotel booking company, and I understand the importance of advertising. How do I advertise on the Web? I would like to target companies only in certain fields.
Jul 18, 2008 10:08 AM ET
Tim is trying to sell his healthy snacks to airlines. Have any other suggestions as to how he can do this?Mar 17, 2008 9:06 AM ET
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