Marketing your Business on a Shoestring

We are here to help you launch or grow your small business and we can help you do it on a shoestring.  Here are a few tips to help get you started.

  1. To start with you have to make marketing your top priority.  Once you realize this is where you need to focus your energy you need to think about marketing wisely.  You need to find creative, low-cost and high-impact ways to stand out above your competitors.  Your collateral needs to be eye-catching and attractive to prospective customers.

  2. Next, you need to identify your target market.    Focusing your marketing resources to a specific target market will be less expensive and more productive in the long run.

  3. Develop a strong message and a hook.  Something that will catch their attention and make you more memorable than your competition.

  4. Have business cards and stationery made ASAP.  Having professional looking business cards and stationery lets your customers know that you take your business seriously.

  5. Get you business cards into as many hands as possible!  The more customers see your name out there the better the possibility that they will remember you when the time comes that they need your service.

  6. If you regularly use your car or truck for your business have your business name, logo and contact info prominently displayed on the side.

  7. Have sales letters, flyers, rack cards and promotional products on hand to give to prospective clients.  Once again your name will be in their hands for future sales.

  8. Get involved in local organizations, charity events and civic organizations.  Have those business cards ready to hand out!

Marketing expenses don’t need to be sky high.  You just have to think outside the box and get more creative than the competition and we can help make that a reality for your business.

KT Suarez