Constant Contact recently had a program in Kansas City to help businesses connect with one another and with area agencies.
Are you familiar with SCORE? This was one of the agencies in attendance. Their free and low cost workshops and mentoring programs are designed to help small businesses and start ups grow and succeed.
Of course, the program also had many marketing tips and suggested web tools. It can be a bit overwhelming putting together a marketing program and juggling all the social media options. We were reminded that brand awareness and meeting customer needs should be at the center of our efforts. It was suggested to plan ahead for success and manage your time. Set an appointment with yourself (and put it on the calendar) to market your business. Begin with a schedule of six hours a month. Set goals, state specific objectives, write it down and Dream Big!