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    Follow up with your existing customers

    It is cheaper to market to customers you already have than to find new customers. Can you create a new product or service that your current customers need? This is part of the reason it is so important to build a customer list. Start collecting emails and contact information... Read more.
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    Create a marketing plan

    It's important that you always know the next step you can take to marketing your business. If you don't know what you are going to do next and have it high on your priority list then it is very easy to get caught up in operations instead of growth.
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    Talk with everyone you meet about your business.

    You'd be surprised how many others are also looking for people to help them increase their business. You also may find businesses with the same target market in places you never would have expected.
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    Ask for recommendations and referrals

    New ideas and new business comes often from clients, employees, partners and people you already know. Don't underestimate your contact network or forget that many of them know somebody that your service can help.
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    Create a marketing plan and budget.

    What are your goals? how are you going to get there? (Budget, action steps, etc.)
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    Creating a business marketing referral network

    helps generate permission based leads, new marketing ideas and the possibilities for joint advertising campaigns.
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    Take one marketing action step each day.

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    Create a new product or service

    that is either better or cheaper than your current product.
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    Stack services or products together to create a special package and promote that.

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    Host a business marketing forum and invite small business

    owners from your area to talk about business and marketing ideas that have and haven't worked.
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    Postcards can be one of the more affordable

    ways to get a new product or service in front of the eyes of past customers.
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    Send your customers a newsletter (mail and email)

    Keeps your business in the front of their mind Generate repeat business Generate referrals
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    Help further your customers knowledge

    by sending them a tips or advice bulletin.
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    Help your customers look good

    by offering your services to help them in a meeting, seminar or other event.
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    Have a sale

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    Target your market and watch for news,

    trends and events that effect that market.
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    Create a better store sign or logo.

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    Higher someone from your target market group

    to come up with new and creative marketing ideas.
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    Be selective about who you network with.

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    Build relationships with other business owners or professionals

    with the purpose of creating a business referral network. Find other business professionals at: Chamber of Commerce meetings Trade Shows Trade Associations Industry Events Clubs Networking Organizations
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    Get written testimonials

    from some of your customers and put them up in your store or online.
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    Have a brochure to handout to potential customers

    Also make brochures of new products and services to send to past customers.
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    Place an ad in a local magazine or paper.

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    Write an article for a local magazine or paper.

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    Participate in a trade show

    get a booth or at least attend them and talk to people.
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    Ask a group of customer or employees

    to be a part of your advisory panel and run new products, services and pricing by them.
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    Send a postcard instead of a letter

    they are cheaper, already opened and can be seen by everyone who handles the mail.
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    Offer your product as the prize for a local contest

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    Offer something free:

    A consultation A gift Seminars Product Demonstration
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    Cross promote in or on products of other businesses that target your market

    You can get creative with this one. How about an optician partnering with a book store. Put large print flyers in books that say, "Having trouble reading the text? Come see us." and small print notes in new eye glass cases that reads, "Put your new glasses to good use..." Read more.
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    Offer your product in a school or non-profit fund raiser.

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    Hold open panel business forums

    that appeal to your potential customer groups.
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    Design attractive business cards:

    Hand out your business card to anyone who may need to contact you. Give those close to you, business wise or personally a few business cards so they can hand them out when they meet someone in need of your product. Always have your business cards with you. Place a special of... Read more.
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    Submit articles to industry publications.

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    Write a book.

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    Hold a contest.

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    Distributing Postcards to Potential Leads

    When many people think of print advertising, they often only think of brochures and flyers. Postcards can be another very effective way of getting new leads to hear about your brand. Due to their collectibility (many people are postcard collectors), a postcard in the mail is... Read more.
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    Meet with your business network partners often.

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    Send your business network partners lots of referrals.

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    Offer free informational pamphlets in your store or at events.

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    Place your contact information on the products

    you sale so the customer always knows how to get in touch with you.
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    Throw a party or special event for your best customers.

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    Submit a press release for a new product, promotion or milestone.

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    Advertise on a billboard

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    Make a decorative scene on the top of or inside your store.

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    Offer samples or refreshments in your store.

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    Look for job offers or those looking for your product or service.

    Freelance sites Craigslist Lead generation sites
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    Volunteer to be on the board of an event.

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    Volunteer in non-profit organizations

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    Offer your product as the prize for a contest

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    Wear shirts, hats or other items with your logo or business slogan.

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    Hold an event outside your store

    or invite a non-profit group to hold an even outside your store.
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    Have ready-to-launch promotions

    stored up for when neighboring stores have a large advertised sale so you can catch some of the extra traffic.
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    Look for advertising interns to help you create and execute a marketing plan.

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    Begin forming relationships with potential customers.

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    Keep your information simple and understandable

    so your customers can easily grasp the knowledge you have for them.
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    Use examples instead of just numbers and statistics.

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    Send informational brochures

    when a new product or service that they may be interested in comes out.
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    Ask your customers how you can better server them

    listen to them and make the changes necessary.
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    Advertise in coupon books.

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    Hang up flyers, posters or business cards

    at community halls, libraries, or other local businesses with their permission of course.
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    Distribute cards

    where the customer gets something free after a certain number of purchases.
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    Offer a discount to a target group:

    Offer special pricing to a specific club Offer a discount to event attendees Give out coupons for the completion of a survey
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    Place balloons outside of your store.

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    Place a sign on top of or on the sides of your car

    while parked near your place of business.
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    Be Personally Accessible

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    Volunteer your product to non-profit organizations and businesses

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    Sponsor a team.

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    Sponsor an event.

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    Place stickers, magnets or decals on your car.

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    Send updates on industry news that may be beneficial to your clients.

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    Setup a suggestion box (offline, online or both).

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    Buy newspaper advertising space.

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    Have a special promotion just for your best customers.

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    Have a banner printed to announce a special sale or promotion.

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    Get a toll-free number to project a better image

    and capture national customers (you can get them for $2/month at kall8).
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    Hold a writing or design challenge for a local school or group.

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    Send your customers holiday or birthday cards.

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    Send your best customers hand written letters.

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    Send branded calendars to select customers.

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    Publish and distribute a journal or newsletter.

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    If you miss a call you don't have to miss a customer.

    Offer a special discount on your voice mail or quickly talk about some of the greatest benefits of your product.
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    Donate to a charity.

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