10 Brilliant Ideas for Marketing Your Small Business
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A Brilliant Marketing Idea... sounds great but what is it?Is it the idea that results in the mailman ringing your doorbell, signaling in a caravan of postal workers with mounds of letters (all in response to your latest advertisement)? Is it the idea that brings a 20% response rate on your direct mail campaign?
Surely these ideas would be considered brilliant marketing ideas...right? Well, maybe. It depends on the costs incurred generating the response. If the cost of the marketing was greater than the income it generated, it doesn’t matter how great the response, it’s not very brilliant.
The following ideas will get you started marketing brilliantly in no time!
Print (or stamp) something on your business card that will prompt the holder to contact you (and/or to keep the card). Examples: “Return this card for a FREE loaf of bread” (baker), “10% off on next purchase” (retail store), “Send for your FREE copy of our Special Report: Brilliant Ideas for Marketing Your Small Business” (small business marketing specialist).
Success means standing apart from the competition. This is done by developing (and promoting) your value-added services. If you don’t think you have any, think again...and then if you still don’t, develop some! (Sometimes it is something you are already doing/offering, but you just haven’t recognized it as a value-added service or product.) Example: With each printing order, you also get free design consultation services.
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