June 2009 - Marketing Eye
They are the people we entrust with our finances. All day, every day they tap numbers into their calculators reducing our taxes, finding ways to maximise our financial futures and giving us valuable advice on our financial situation.
Many businesses are turning back the clock and placing a greater emphasis on traditional word-of-mouth marketing and the latest social networks to grow their market share.
Having been in business for 10 years and totally absorbed by the businesses I already own and operate, I have had little time to think of anything else.
But like a well oiled chain, most of my businesses operate fairly efficiently and effectively without my daily input. These days I am more a problem solver than a day-to-day runner of the business.
Yesterday I was asked the question about what are the concerns of small to medium sized businesses when it comes to marketing right now.
The truth is only they know, however I have a good gauge having spoken with more than 100 small to medium sized businesses in the last month.
A couple of years ago, I was invited to be an Ambassador for Ozchild (www.ozchild.org.au).
Ozchild has a history of helping children from underprivileged environments since 1851 and now has a group of 500 volunteers and around 170 staff.