You can’t afford a Super Bowl ad for your small business, but that doesn’t mean you’re shut out of the media. You can take advantage of free local publicity to bring in new customers and build a trustworthy brand that people believe in.
It may sound strange, but educating your customers should be the centerpiece of your marketing strategy. It’s one of the best ways to increase sales and turn people into long-term customers. We all like to do business with people we trust, and sharing relevant knowledge builds trust quickly.
We are close to a major generational shift. While Baby Boomers have dominated spending for decades, Millennials will soon be taking the top spot. This shift is not just interesting in terms of demographics, however; it will require businesses to change the way they market, sell, and serve their customers.
There are important insights for product marketing that actually come from the political world. One of the most important lessons is in how to segment the market, identifying which customers to go after and which ones to ignore. You can save time and money by focusing on your most productive targets.
The best advertising in the world comes from your best customers, not broadcast advertising or flyers or billboards. The credibility for word of mouth advertising is incredibly high, making it important to turn your customers into a powerful advertising force for your business.
A business can only be built on the strength of its customers. You can maximize the support you get from customers through effective market segmentation. Two of the segmentation strategies you can use are attitudinal segmentation and demographic segmentation.
Many businesses pursue certifications for their products that they are environmentally friendly. But did you know that it’s possible to get your entire company certified? Green Seal offers a company certification for businesses that meet rigorous green standards in every aspect of their operations.
Marketing people love to say that products don’t sell themselves. But priority number one should be on making a great product—and then using marketing to bring people to a product that is already great. If you do things in the right order, you’ll maximize your returns.
A well designed business plan is an important tool for a business, helping in the search for investors and lenders and in every management. Each company will have a different business plan, but there are a few common core elements that will make any plan more effective.
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