Small Business Marketing

Biggest Marketing Challenges Facing Small Businesses

Biggest Marketing Challenges Facing Small Businesses

You know you need to market your business to become or remain visible to your target audience. But like most small businesses, there are more pressing priorities of operating a business that demand your attention. Your time will be spent on operational issues and you will struggle to find the time to do any marketing at all, until you realize that sales are dependent on creating visibility and generating demand for your product or services.

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Small Business Website – Marketing Tool or Technology Project?

Small Business Website - Marketing Tool or Technology Project?

How do you view marketing when it comes to your business – an investment or an expense? If you pick investment, then spending money on creating a powerful web presence is something you will do willingly because you know it will help your business grow and succeed. If you pick expense, then you will cut marketing when things get a bit tight (if you spend on marketing at all) and make irrational decisions when it comes to your web presence.

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5 Personality Traits of Successful Small Business Owners

Success Traits for Small Business Owners

The Guardian Life Small Business Research Institute published a report in June 2010 called Six Dimensions That Characterize Success-Oriented Small Business Owners. The survey is based on analysis of a survey of 1,100 small businesses with between 2 and 99 employees. These 6 dimensions include collaborative, self-fulfilled, future focused, curious, tech savvy and action oriented. …

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Social Media Marketing – Myths or Reality for Small Businesses?

Social Media Myths

In a recent Business Week Viewpoint article called “Beware Social Media Marketing Myths”, Gene Marks highlights what he feels are 5 myths of social media marketing that small business owners should be aware of. Although all 5 of these statements as he describes are myths, this article is misleading to readers on the value of using social …

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Lessons from a Rock Concert

U2 Vertigo Tour

I attended the Coldplay concert last night at the Boston Garden. Throughout the entire show, my focus was on the band, enjoying every moment. The garden was sold out and the crowd was a mix of young to an older crowd. I also attended several U2 concerts during their Vertigo tour and I had the same enjoyment, getting into the music, singing along with the crowd and taking part in the entire experience.

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