National Small Business Week 2013 kicks off next month with an SBA event in Seattle, WA, but there’s no reason why business owners have to wait for events like this to find fresh ideas and strategies for marketing and driving in more revenues.
Here are seven fast and easy ways to gain more brand visibility, make valuable connections, and bring in more dollars right away…
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Get out to an organized local networking event this week or simply take a day off from being behind the screen, arm yourself with a stack of business cards and spend the day sparking conversations and introducing your business to real live people, wherever you decide to hang out.
3. Send Thank You Emails
Send out thank you emails. It provides a warm way to touch base with old leads, recent contacts, and prospects that have been on the fence, while making it easy for them to respond and take action on your offers.
Haven’t blogged for a while? If your blog hasn’t been updated in the last month, web visitors may assume that you are already out of business and won’t even bother calling or trying to order. So create a great blog post, syndicate it to your social networks, and blast it out to your subscriber lists to grab attention and spur action.
5. Get a New Toll Free Number
Grab a new toll free vanity number and announce it through the press. Get your brand in the news, create high powered inbound links, raise your Google search ranking, and make it uncool not to have called into your business.
6. Join a Toll Free Affiliate Partner Program
If the transaction cycle on your core product or service takes a while to put real dollars in the bank, consider affiliate marketing. Advertise toll free services on your website, blog, and social feeds to generate faster income.
7. PPC Advertising
If you want traffic, leads, and hot inbound customers right now perhaps the best small business marketing strategy is to choose PPC for guaranteed results and only pay for performance. Choose from staples like Google Adwords or new mobile Pay-Per-Call lead generation.