Took your advice and am getting feedback now. I have never posted a question in a forum before, and am liking the results. Thank you and StartupNation for providing this service.
larry, if it helps, you can also use the "QUOTE" function (above and to the right of each comment). when you click it, it captures the words from that particular post within your topic and opens a new comment window for you so you can do a new post referring to the quoted comment. just start typing after you see the last "
now, to your question, have you done a press release about this yet? the Sarasota Technology conference was swarming with reporters interested in highlighting interesting small businesses and trends. find a reporter/journalist whose work you like and who you think covers your kind of story, "new business launced," or "entrepreneur opens business against all odds," or "this new business can`t get arrested!" - whatever the unique, attention grabbing angle might be... call the journalists, and PITCH AWAY!!!
if they run a story, you`ll create tons of awareness about your business that will hopefully turn into demand.
you might get some benefit from doing a search on our site (search function is in upper right hand corner of all pages on our site) for "public relations". i got 65 results, and the first several were a bull`s eye!!!