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Word of Mouth Marketing for Small Businesses

WORDOF MOUTH * MARKETING FOR SMALL BUSINESSES + One of the greatest challenges as a small business is marketing. It can be hard to find ways to make the most of a small (or non-existent) marketing budget. Our recommendation: word-of-mouth 5.0 out of 5 stars marketing. It costs next to nothing and is extremely effective. The best way to get word-of-mouth exposure is online reviews. SHOP Start by creating profiles on online review sites. Most are free and will be the first listings in search engine results. MILLENNĪ™ALS OF THE US POPULATION Millennials (21-38 years old) ranked word-of-mouth as the #1 influencer in their purchasing decision. THE BEST WAY TO REACH THESE CONSUMERS IS TO CREATE A STRONG ONLINE REPUTATION. Engage with millennials on review sites like Yelp, Facebook, and Google. G They use these sites to look for the next business they want to shop, dine, or receive a service from. You can benefit from the help of satisfied previous customers through recommendations. THE NUMBERS SPEAK FOR THEMSELVES. HERE'S WHY IT IS VITAL TO YOUR SMALL BUSINESS TO CREATE THESE PROFILES AND MAKE SURE THEY ARE UP-TO-DATE: 70% 69% of U.S. households of consumers are more now use the internet likely to use a local when shopping locally for products and business if it has information available services on a social media site 94% 88% of smartphone users of consumers who search for location info search for a type of local business on a mobile device call or go to that business within 24 hours. 51% 48% of mobile local of mobile local searches resulE searches called in a store visit a store 29% 20% of mobile local of mobile searches made local searches a purchase result in a in-store store visit Cand did so quickly) HOWEVER of small businesses have 50% seen listings for their business that are not accurate of local businesses have claimed 60% their Google My Business listing ANOTHER GREAT WORD-OF-MOUTH TACTIC IS UTILIZING YOUR COMMUNITY OF LOCAL BUSINESSES 82% of small business owners have said their main source of new business is referrals Give your business cards to other businesses in the area. They can carry them at their register and give them out to anyone who may be a potential customer for you. Also, give your business cards to satisfied customers to pass along for referrals. Sources: http://localvox.com/resources/marketing-statistics/#small-business ... http://blog.reachlocal.com/2016-local-marketing-trends-report FreeLogoServices https://www.yola.com/blog/17-small-business-marketing-statistics -that-will-help-you-succeed-online/#sthash.UgHc9N6t.dpuf http://www.themobileplaybook.com/en-us/

Word of Mouth Marketing for Small Businesses

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Marketing a small business can be very challenging. Many small business owners and their employees have to dedicate all of their time to running the business, and there is little focus on bringing in ...

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