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Marketing Strategies for Small Business

The first step to a successful marketing strategy is to determine your goals and find tools that can help you achieve them. Before jumping into the “how”, really take the time to think about the “what”. What are your goals and objectives? What is the message your want to convey? Once you determine what you want accomplished by your marketing efforts, you can move to how you are going to accomplish them.

For any small business, knowing and and understanding who your customer is an important first step in developing your marketing strategy. Take some time to also research your position in the competitive market. From there, determine what marketing vehicles you will use to reach your audience and differentiate yourself from your competitors.

As a small business, looking for new ways to grow your business with little to no marketing budget can be a challenge. The good news is that in the digital age, there are lots of free and low cost marketing options out there to help your small business. With such an array of options available, investing your time and money in a range of tools will help increase your brands awareness. Finding the right mix of both traditional and “new media” marketing strategies that work for your small business is key.

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