With 2012 in full swing many small business owners are still 'waiting to exhale'. With mixed outlooks on the market and the economy being reported each day, small business entrepreneurs are holding their breath as they continue to put their 'open for business' signs out, trying to figure out how to convince new customers to come through their door while courting the likes of their current customer base to keep them coming back.
Whether you are on a bootstrap budget, or are one of the lucky ones to be posting gains, one thing good small business marketers know is to have a marketing plan and a business model to match, and stick to it. But, we know we also need to be open to some new ideas and suggestions to keep our marketing fresh, current and always be out there.
The article below titled, 101 Small Business Marketing Activities, is literally a list of 101 marketing ideas, strategies and activities that owners may want to consider, if they haven't already, to help generate awareness of your business and services and keep those customers coming.
Some activities in the list below you may have considered, tried or maybe wouldn't even entertain. But, it's worth a look and you may want to pick one to execute this year….live a little…think outside of the box…you never know, you may find yourself breathing again.
After you review the list, if you have an idea of your own that you just thought of, or have tried and have incorporated into your marketing plan, please share it with us. We'd love to post a case study that all of us can learn from. We'll send it out in our next newsletter and post on our Facebook and web pages.