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Marketing Blog tag: 'Small Business' - Marketing Eye

There are an abundance of grants available to small businesses looking to pivot their businesses online, but many are finding that the cheapest deal comes with dodgy web developers who are really just doing the numbers. Their sales spiel may be good, but their website development skills don't match. Many are offshoring their web development giving small businesses websites that are merely templates that don't have any of the basic factors taken into account.
Published in Marketing
Glen Eira City Councils extension of its marketing and website development grants will help catapult small businesses trying to reinvent themselves and survive in the current market. The market has changed forever and how businesses adapt will define their future and marketing is at the core.
It's hard to imagine that this day would ever have happened, but one Government decision, rightly or wrongly, has closed down small businesses in Melbourne for 6 weeks, and most are uncertain as to whether they have a future, let alone whether they should market their businesses or not.
Normally I would say it's not Government's responsibility to help market small businesses, but all of that changed when the Government imposed bans on companies opening their doors.

With threats (and I mean threats) of more to come, small businesses throughout Melbourne and the rest of Victoria have been forced to close for a minimum of 6 weeks. That means no work, no clients, no ability to pay the bills and rent.
Published in Marketing
Friday, 24 July 2020 14:17

The World Incubator - Not for Profit

The World Incubator is a not-for-profit business incubator based in Wherry House, Charters Towers. Modelled on incubators in the USA, the philosophy of The World Incubator is to develop business ideas and take them to the world, employing local people. 

The World Incubator aims to help local communities in the Charters Towers region grow their and start-up businesses from the idea stage to commercialisation. Each incubator participant has access to mentoring, education, training, development and marketing to help them develop their business ideas and take them to ‘The World’ stage.

Marketing Eye worked with The World Incubator to create a marketing strategy that focuses on a clean look and feel that directly reflects what their brand stands for. Outsourced marketing through Marketing Eye also allowed the not-for-profit to create a modern and easy-to-navigate website that provides an optimal user experience for potential users making it that much easier to contribute to the cause.



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Published in Portfolio
In truth, I have no risk management solution in place. My glass is half full, I am the eternal optimist and there is this underlying belief that 'everything will be alright'. 

So, when COVID hit, I thought it would pass. A few weeks of hysteria and then we would be back to normal. A small bump in the road.
Published in Entrepreneurship

Nudge Accounting provides offers online accounting packages as an affordable end-to-end solution for small businesses and start-ups. Based in Pyrmont NSW, Nudge Accounting’s team of Chartered Accountants ensure your finances are managed efficiently with efficient online systems, cloud storage and a dedicated client success manager. Nudge also offers business improvement process reviews, taxation services and KPI management to make sure that their clients’ businesses stay on track.

Marketing Eye has been working as an outsourced marketing agency for Nudge Accounting. Marketing Eye helped to develop a marketing strategy for the potential small business and the start-up market that Nudge Accounting could be exposed to, whilst also improving their website and generating more attention towards their social media channels.

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A level playing field has been much of the discussion amongst SMB's who are benefitting from consumers pushing back on their larger counterparts. With the current economic climate bringing to the forefront how much large corporations benefit from global pandemics, consumers are becoming more conscious.
The last month or so has been unfamiliar territory to many small and mid-sized business owners. My first brush with Coronavirus was when a Melbourne - based Chinese employee said that she needed to go home to China to look after her family as they had become ill. I immediately understood her predicament and took the required steps to ensure that we knew enough information on the topic to forge ahead.

Starting a small business is always going to be a tough venture. No matter what industry you want to enter, there are at least a hundred other companies doing something similar to yours. The market is already saturated with ads and marketing campaigns, but you still need to find a way to cut through all the noise. Guerrilla marketing is an excellent way to implement a marketing strategy that is a fraction of the cost of a regular strategy. Below, we discuss what guerrilla marketing is, the components of a successful guerrilla marketing campaign, and the types of guerrilla marketing that work the best.

Published in Marketing
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