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Being a statistic for failure isn’t much fun-let’s face it. I don’t like the idea, and I bet you aren’t too keen on it either. And when it come to small business, or any business or cause for that matter it is best to avoid it like the plague. This leads me to wonder why so many businesses out there do not invest in a solid online marketing strategy of an effective website.
Put simply- no business will survive without a good website. However, what is most surprising to me is not how bad some websites actually are but in fact how easily these website short comings or problems can be fixed.
Having had a browse around various small business websites recently it occurred to me the magic a good website can do for a small business.
A new year means many things to many people. If you are an entrepreneur and it is a new financial year, your goals will tend to be around business. Alternatively, 1st of January tends to be a combination of personal and professional goals.
As I look back on the year we have just had, I smile. Why? I think it is more to do with growing – as a person and as an entrepreneur.
If you are struggling to find ways in which to bring in 'last minute' sales and want a refresh - try some of these helpful tips.
1. Ring your entire client base and see what other services you can give them in this financial year so that they can achieve their business objectives.
1. Argue, challenge and brainstorm in June and December each year about what they are going to do for marketing in the year ahead. . . and end up doing nothing.
It's true. Small business, may be a BIG business online if your machine is well oiled and working efficiently, generating the results that you expect.
End of Financial Year is a reality check for all businesses. Did you do well this year? Could you have done better? Does your team need to be congratulated on their work and achievements? Who are your big spending clients?
Thursday... not feeling well.
Now, why is this good for small business? On Thursday, it wasn't. On Friday, it wasn't, well, not until it was well and truly into the evening. Saturday and Sunday, it was.
When you are forced to STOP, it's impossible not to clear everything from your mind and get on with the job at hand, and that is getting well.
Meetings are missed, proposals are not sent, work is not completed. It really is a royal pain in the a***. BUT, this down time can be good for your small business. As a small business marketer, I try to absorb every possible item of advertising, marketing and public relations activity that crosses my path. There are millions of pieces day-in, day-out that I am confronted with. Of course, I don't take in everything, but I do try and absorb as much as possible and relate it back to the Marketing Eye client base.