Small Business Advertising Ideas

Small businesses often do not possess the resources and the manpower that large businesses possess. This means that they have to be creative, swift, and efficient with their marketing in order to stay competitive.

Larger businesses can do things like purchase expensive television ads. Smaller businesses, however, often cannot afford to use marketing strategies like this. However, there are still a large number of great small business advertising techniques. Here are some tips for how to effectively advertise your business if you are running a small business.

1. Posters/Flyers

The great thing about posters and flyers is that they do not cost a lot of money or time to make, and you can post them for free in many different places. For example, there are often bulletin boards at malls, grocery stores, and other public areas that people are allowed to post flyers or posters for free.

Because these bulletin boards are often placed at key areas with high foot traffic, they can often be viewed by many people. Additionally, many people who see your poster or flyer at these locations are likely to be locals who live near your business, and thus may be more likely to visit it.

2. Cold Calls

Cold calling is an advertising technique for small businesses that has been around for many decades. However, part of the reason why this strategy has lasted so long is because it can be effective.

Running an effective cold calling operation can involve patience, dedication, and a trained sales team. However, if your team can learn solid sales techniques, then cold calling may be very helpful to you.

3. Youtube videos

Creating Youtube videos can be extremely helpful when it comes to advertising your business. The reason is because you can create and post them for free, and they have the potential to be seen by many people.

Another benefit of creating Youtube videos is that Youtube is essentially a search engine. So, there are likely to be people searching for topics related to your business on the site. If you can make videos that are helpful and relevant to people conducting such searches, it may be very useful for helping people to discover your business.

Following these great tips can go a long way toward helping your small business advertise successfully. It may be difficult for small businesses to compete against larger ones in terms of advertising, but using these strategies can help small businesses get the job done. Who knows, your small business could eventually turn into a large business if you can use these techniques and bring in many more customers!

Karin Jakovljevic

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Karin Jakovljevic

Karin Jakovljevic is the head of marketing at Ximble, a powerful, cloud-based workforce management system, simplifying employee scheduling and time tracking for retailers, restaurants and small businesses.

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