Word of mouth marketing is still a small business’ number 1 way to generate more business. Referrals from current customers and warm leads from your strategic partners will still be the way most relationships start. Now put yourself in your prospects shoes for a minute. Someone just told you about a company and how they can help you. What will you do? You will check them out online if you’re like 9 out of 10 people! Probably 10 of out 10 in 5 more years.
Most small businesses we talk to just don’t have websites that convert. Some of them are pretty but pretty doesn’t pay the bills. Website leads all start with traffic because you have to have the traffic to convert the prospects into leads.
Brick and Mortar locations who have frequent repeat customers (ie. restaurants, bars, retail stores, salons, fitness centers, hotels, etc.) can use local online marketing and mobile smartphones to their advantage in ways that other companies can’t. New technology helps Brick & Mortar companies collect their customer contact information and communicate with them using software and […]
You must rate your marketing activities by return on investment to figure where to put your time and money to best use. If you spend $2,000 on Google Ads and their management each month and it brings in $3,000 in month then it’s easy to say you made money. But the real questions are… could […]
Mobile apps were once a platform that only large corporations could afford but now they are affordable to all small businesses who want to provide better experiences and service to their current customers. Mobile apps tend to help small businesses with their current customers more while their websites handle the bulk of their lead generation. […]
Content – Content is King. Nothing works online without it. Websites, Search Engine Optimization, Social Media, and Email marketing will have no effect without it. Prospects and customers are scouring the internet looking for ways to improve their businesses and content is the way to get them interested in your products and services. Once you prove that you are a thought leader, those decision makers will keep coming back, sooner or later they will do business with you.
Companies and people buy different today! An average decision maker does most of their buying research online long before making contact. For companies to be contacted, they had better have a good online strategy to produce and deliver the content that decision makers want during the research phase. The following four strategies are the building blocks where small businesses must focus their efforts to attract the right online leads and convert them into customers and advocates. Attracting the Right Website
Email campaigns, Ezines, and Enewsletters are an essential element of a successful marketing strategy. It’s your way to introduce new products and services; announce staff changes, upcoming events and awards; and communicate anything your prospects and customers might find interesting. So how do you get started? Your choices are below:
Not getting found online can break a business in this day and age. Optimizing your website and social media channels are the way you get found online. The way you optimize your website and social media channels is to provide educational content to those in need of it. This content needs to be in many forms (blogs, audio, video, etc.) and integrated through social media with the intention to convert into customers those who are reading the content. With that said, anybody who tells you that SEO is dead is just “Loony Tunes.”