Tag: small business

Facebook to Excel in the Small Advertiser Market

In the euphoria surrounding the shiny new thing Facebook has become, investors have bid up the firm’s valuation to the astronomically high level of nearly $70 billion. The latest data on Facebook advertisers suggests that the social networking site is increasingly popular for small merchants in the local market. But large companies, who were expected to spend big on social media, are still finding other ways to allocate their digital budgets.

Small Businesses Seek Improved Mobile Strategies

For all the talk about small local businesses turning to mobile marketing, new research provided by the Internet Advertising Bureau and Ovum, shows that national advertisers are spending the most on this format. Over 2/3’s of surveyed firms that have fully integrated mobile into their existing marketing strategies were large. Many firms in this survey also indicated their desire to have specific concerns resolved before they invest more money in mobile.

Small Businesses to Add Quick Response Codes to Digital Marketing Mix

It may have taken small business operators, those with fewer than 100 employees, a while to conquer digital marketing. But the vast majority of smaller merchants now agree that an optimal marketing campaign includes a good balance between physical and digital communications. Some of these operators are also leading the way with one of the newest tools to enter the marketing arena.

More Small Businesses to Ramp Up Social Media

If 2010 was all about maintaining current customers for small business owners, 2011 is looking up. More of these operators are actively planning to grow this year. That growth will be fueled by spending on additional employees, new equipment and a fresh focus on online marketing.

Small Business Optimism Seen Leading to More Marketing

As we approach National Small Business Week, designated to take place from May 16-20, more optimism is apparent in this sector. The latest Small Business Barometer from Capital One reveals improved financial performance at many smaller establishments. In particular, increased credit availability for these operators could soon lead to more hiring and spending, especially on promotion.

More SMBs to Up Online Ad Budgets in 2011

Smaller businesses often lag behind when it comes to implementing the latest marketing strategies. I highlighted a MerchantCircle report earlier this week which noted that mobile advertising and group buying tactics will not be top choices for businesses with an ad budget of below $2,500. However, a new report from Borrell Associates points out that the general attitude about online marketing is largely positive for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) for 2011.

Small Businesses to Favor Facebook over Google

The typical small business owner has a lot of irons in the fire and can’t afford to make expensive mistakes. These small merchants often lag behind when it comes to implementing the latest marketing tools. Research from MerchantCircle shows that small businesses are finally using some forms of social media and online search effectively but they have yet to embrace mobile marketing and group buying strategies.

Don’t Get Left Behind: The Newest Marketing Trends in Small Business

What are U.S. small business owners thinking about their sales, advertising, online/mobile marketing, and social networking? What do they have to do to stay at the top of their customer’s mind? Ad-ology’s Small Business Marketing Forecast answers these questions and reveals insight into how business owners can tackle these challenging markets. C. Lee Smith, President

Very Small Businesses to Increase Online Marketing Efforts

Even the smallest business operators are beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel. A significant minority of businesses with 4 or fewer employees says the economy has somewhat improved in the past 12 months. As a result, these small businesses plan to increase advertising, especially online, this year.

New Survey Confirms Small Businesses Plan 2011 Marketing Increases

Business owners who operate with fewer than 10 employees remain concerned about the economy. A significant majority of this group says the recession is not over. But over half said that their 2010 business was equal to or better than the previous year. This experience has led many of these operators to make advertising and business development top priorities in 2011.

Best of 2010: Small Business Online Ad Spending to Increase

Best of 2010: Small business owners are growing increasingly sophisticated with their use of online search advertising and with their ability to transform the consumer information they capture into good leads.

Small and Medium-Size Businesses Expressing Optimism

After a prolonged stretch of dour forecasts, more small and medium-size business (SMBs) owners are saying conditions have improved. According to the Office Depot Small Business Index, confidence among small business owners is rising when they consider the next 6 months. This confidence encompasses sales, profits, and capital spending.

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