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Dec 25, 2017 at 07:00 AM

Small Business Marketing - 101 Small Business Marketing Ideas

By Alexandra Trujillo
Small Business Marketing - 101 Small Business Marketing Ideas

Marketing your small business can feel overwhelming. There are so many things that go into making sure you are being effective. For example, you need the right marketing materials, you need to be able to network in person, etc. This article outlines 101 great tips that can help you improve you networking for this upcoming year.

By Alyssa Gregory

One universal small business goal is to sell the business's products and services. This is usually best accomplished by positioning the business in front of the target audience, and offering something that solves a problem or that they can't refuse or find elsewhere.

To this end, one of the smartest things a small business owner can do for his or her business is to take the time to develop a small business marketing plan that will set them apart from the competition.

A marketing plan clearly outlines how you will reach your ideal customers by effectively implementing your marketing strategy.

There are thousands of ways you can promote your small business. With the right mix of activities, you can identify and focus on the most effective marketing tactics for your small business. Here is a list of 101 small business marketing ideas to get you thinking about all of the different ways you can promote your business.

Marketing Planning

  1. create a marketing plan for your business. 2. Revisit or start your market research. 3. Conduct a focus group. 4. Write a unique selling proposition (USP). 5. Refine your target audience and niche. 6. Expand your product and service offerings.

Marketing Materials

  1. business cards. 8. Make your business card stand out from the rest. 9. Create or update your brochure. 10. Create a digital version of your brochure for your website.
  2. website redesign. 12. Get creative with promotional products and give them away at the next networking event you attend.

In-Person Networking

  1. elevator pitch. 14. Register for a conference. 15. Introduce yourself to other local business owners. 16. Plan a local business workshop.

17. Join your local chamber of commerce.


Posted in Small Business Marketing and Sales.

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