Local Business News

Marketing your business with little or no money

Kent Kirkman

It is not surprising that businesses today are looking for ways to tell their customers about their business without spending any money.  Let's face it, it's tough out there right now.  Customer traffic is down, and what customers you may have are spending less with you per visit.  So really there isn't any money to spend on marketing.  However, I caution you on not spending money all together to get your message out to the public. 

 

Complaints against businesses increase

Consumers across the country filed 891,540 complaints against North American businesses in 2008, reflecting a seven percent increase over the previous year.

Beware of online computer store

Dozens of soldiers in the Advanced Individual Training (AIT) program at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, Texas appear to have been targeted by an online computer store called Millennium Computers that lured them with an offer to purchase the latest laptops for as low as $148 a month, but charged them twice as much as they cost at most retail stores.  BBB wants to warn

San Antonio Real Estate Market

The “buzz word” for real estate remains “real estate is local”. In fact, Texas and San Antonio, in particular, remain one of the most active and stable real estate markets in the country.

Free workshop for food stand businesses

The City’s Economic Development Department (EDD) Small Business Outreach Division will host a free workshop Wednesday, Feb. 11, from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. at the Frost Bank Tower, 100 W.

Northrock Church officially opens Jan. 18

Northrock Church service

With a casual dress code, modern music, open door policy and school grounds in lieu of a steeple, the Northrock Church in Stone Oak is hoping to redefine Sunday worship.  Celebrating its grand opening Sunday, Jan.

City to host small business seminar Jan. 14

The city’s Economic Development Department (EDD) Small Business Outreach Division will be hosting a workshop on Wednesday, Jan. 14 from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Frost Bank Tower, 100 W. Houston St., Suite 1900.

Childrens Lighthouse continues to grow

Childrens Lighthouse

Although the preschool’s Fall Festival held earlier this month was a special celebration, one gets the feeling the party never really stops at the Childrens Lighthouse Learning Center near Blanco and Wilderness Oak.  A sign near the receptionist desk simply reads “Where education and fun go hand in h

Small business owners conference Dec. 10

Registration is open for the 8th annual Small, Minority, Women and Veteran Business Owners Conference, which will be from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 10 at the Freeman Coliseum.

Artistic Images now scheduling holiday portraits

Cowboy Christmas

“Never work with children or animals,” warned an obviously very intelligent person long ago.  Yet, photographer Elizabeth Homan either never received that memo or is simply one who doesn’t necessarily follow the rules.  Not only has Homan built a career photographing kids, families and the rambunctious pet amidst elaborate and non-traditional settings, but she makes it look so easy.