11 MONSTROUS Small Business Marketing Mistakes and How To Avoid Them
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Increase your profit potential by identifying – and avoiding – these 11 marketing mistakes.
MONSTROUS Marketing Mistake Number 1: Sinking a Fortune Into an Unproven Product
Is your business idea built on market research or a hunch?
Entrepreneurs often fall in love with their products or services before they determine if there's a real market, and they throw fistfuls of money into the venture. If you, your spouse, your uncle, and your neighbor think you've got a winning idea, that's simply not enough qualified input to run to the bank and drain your savings account!
Avoid this mistake by:
Conducting your detective work (research).
Testing your business idea with the real marketplace.
MONSTROUS Marketing Mistake Number 2: Believing That "If You Build It, They Will Come"
Do you think you have a product or service that will practically sell itself?
Trust me - you don't.
There is a misconception among small business owners that, with the right product or service, your customers will simply "find" you when you open your doors for business. Whether you have a physical storefront on a corner lot in the busiest part of downtown, or a graphically pleasing online storefront offering easy access to your hot products and services, your customers will not find you if you do not market to them.
The day you open for business is the day you put on your "marketer's hat" and never take it off. You must consistently move product, or schedule service time.
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