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Marketing Ideas

mscott2097mscott2097 subscriber Posts: 6
edited June 2007 in Marketing
whats the best way to market to businesses locally?

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    DaleKingDaleKing subscriber Posts: 141
    There is no one best way, although depending on the nature of your business, it certainly wouldn`t hurt to have an ad in the yellow pages.
    Since you didn`t tell us what your business is, I really can`t  answer your question in more detail.
    Dale King
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    mscott2097mscott2097 subscriber Posts: 6
    software training for businesses
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    DaleKingDaleKing subscriber Posts: 141
    First contact computer stores in your area and let them know about your service.
    You could also do a localized pay-per-click ad campaign with Google and/or Yahoo.
    A small weekly display ad in your local newspaper is also a good idea.
    In addition, consider joining your local Chamber of Commerce for networking purposes.
    It may be too late for you to get in this year, but you should definitely consider a small ad in the yellow pages.
    Finally, have some colorful flyers made up and distribute them in office buildings, apartment complexes, laundromats, etc.
    Just make sure to obtain permission first, before distributing your flyers.
    Dale King
     DKing2007-6-11 19:48:1
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    bertbert subscriber Posts: 12
    With all the new cell phone technology coming out I would suggest looking at the search engine map listings too, i.e.Google Maps.  They are free and they are the future yellow pages.
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    writerwriter subscriber Posts: 0
    If you really want to get your business going there are two things you must do. First, you have to start cold calling the types of businesses that you are targeting. Figure out who you need to talk to in each organization and contact them for a 10 minute face to face meeting.
    The second thing you have to do is start walking into businesses and asking for appointments. The great thing is neither of these approaches are cost prohibitive.
    Don`t make the mistake of paying for advertising and hoping somebody will notice that you are in business, waiting for their call. Get active!
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