As a small business owner, the Indy AdCafe would like to share information and provide tips for other business owners. We will update our links to resourceful websites as we find information we think may be helpful. We’ll also write tips on how to enhance your marketing and advertising through various venues and by using effective marketing tools.
If you have anything you would like to share, please email it to us at email@example.com. If it’s something that may be helpful to our site visitors, we’ll add it to this page.
This is an online service similar to Angie’s List, but free to businesses and online visitors.
If your business or organization offers services to customers, then you should be listed on thumbtack.com. It’s easy to submit your business and it’s free.
Online visitors are asked to find and book trustworthy local services online. There are more than 180,000 service professionals signed up and ready to assist them.
Visitors create a free request and Thumbtack will find businesses to help.
Here is how it works for visitors looking for a local business service:
1. Create a free request
2. Tell Thumbtack what you need.
3. Get bids from service professionals.
4. Hire the best person for the job.
You just have to make sure you keep up with any requests received and respond in a timely manner.
To view our listing on thumbtack.com, visit Indy AdCafe on Thumbtack.
Electronic Business Cards
Looking for a fun way to exchange business information during your next trade show, conference or business meeting? Try using Pokens where you can just touch your Poken with others and “voila” you’ve exchanged business card information.
From the Poken website: “Poken solves one simple problem: how do I remember the email addresses and screen names of everyone I meet? You touch and connect, of course. When you meet other owners in the real world, quickly swap information. No more writing down email addresses or long blog names. Just touch and connect. It holds your contact information: name, address, email, mobile phone, and the rest, and it also holds your social networking account names. Poken contains your FaceBook, Twitter, MySpace, LinkedIn and other accounts.
Already know all your friends’ profiles? Even better. When you Poken with them, you’ll automatically have updates when they open a new social networking account. Upload all your screen names and IDs and start carrying them with you today.
Pokens come in different shapes and sizes: you can also get Pulses for business or Promo Pokens for events, promotions and conferences.”
For more information on how to purchase Pokens in bulk for discounts, go to www.pokenzoo.com.
SCORE – small business mentoring website ( http://www.score.org/index.html)
SCORE offers free and confidential business advice through online and face-to-face mentoring.
US Small Business Administration (http://www.sba.gov/)
Answers, Support, and Resources for Your Small Business – Fast and Easy.
Free legal forms for small business (http://www.entrepreneur.com/formnet/legalforms.html)