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Hello FNO Exhibitors and Food Vendors,
This month, Robert Berman explains how having a website can enhance your business and how easy it is these days to create one.
This month's Featured Artist is John R. Kamerer.
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|Should Everyone In Business Have A Website??
by Robert BermanIn my opinion, anyone or any business that needs some name recognition in any manner should have a website.
The Internet is taking over from the numerous yellow page directories
that exist throughout North America and around the world. It has
reached a point where the yellow pages are now using the Internet to
deliver advertising for their subscribers. The Internet is the
way millions of people shop for products and services each and every
day. We look for restaurants, electronics, cars, and handyman
services from the comfort of our homes without having salespeople
attempt to pressure us into buying. We can compare offerings and
specifications, without someone looking over our shoulder and even more
importantly the Internet gives us access to every companies products,
and services, we are not limited to what is available in any one outlet
and we can do it at two o’clock in the morning!
Some individuals will spend hours of time searching the Internet
looking for work - jobs, contracts, fairs, gigs, and festivals.
The cost of having a website is decreasing monthly. You can even
obtain free space and templates that are ultra convenient to “fill in
the blanks”, if you don't mind some advertising along side your
message. If you are looking for something that is a little more
personal or dynamic, most website hosting companies provide free
software which provides any layman with the tools to create a website
with pictures, graphics, and text to tell their story to their town,
city, country or the world.
Most businesses spend countless hours trying to find opportunities to
chase. What business doesn't want opportunities presented to
them? I don't know of any!
If you have a vending cart, a food concession trailer, you are a
musical group or you’re a stand-up comedian, you will never know if
someone in your area is looking for the services that you provide
unless you can be found - conveniently.
Are you someone that believes that the Internet is only for the Fortune
1000 corporations? Are you guilty of saying that it won't work,
without even trying?
A few hours of your time could mean being invited to a gig, fair,
corporate outing, wedding, or a sweet sixteen that you were not even
aware was in the offing. So what’s holding you back?
Article provided by:
Robert Berman owner
of the website Mobile Catering Business, the only website and forums
exclusively for food concession, vending cart and mobile catering
For more info visit: http://www.mobilecateringbusiness.com
|Featured Artist - John R. Kamerer of Monumental Photography
John Kamerer of Monumental Photography
has been a member of FNO for over 2 years and in 2007 his work will
appear at 30 festivals. His photographs of flowers are stunning
and vibrant. He captures color and texture exquisitely. I
particularly enjoy the use of space and depth in his
compositions. Printing his photographs on canvas gives them
a painterly quality and, in many cases, also makes them appear 3-D.
Email Julie Cochrane if you are interested in appearing here.
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