Business development Fred Heritage · 30 January 2017
The five best free business marketing options out there
Micro business owners tend not to have as much capital as large corporate brands, and therefore instead need to think about ways of securing free business marketing. Decision makers at micro firms and startups must think more creatively to implement a marketing strategy that’s both effective and cheap. Luckily, there are ways micro business owners can attract new clients and customers without spending a penny. Business Advice has put together its top five list of favourite free business marketing techniques for smaller companies. Which one best suits your venture? (1) Email marketing Despite being almost 50 years-old, email continues to grow in popularity. Recent data has estimated that 2.6bn people globally are actively using email at the start of 2017, with the figure expected to rise to three billion by 2020. Email is still widely regarded as the most effective digital marketing method for small businesses. Campaigns are easily put together, and can often deliver the greatest returns. By curating your mailing lists and sending your contacts regular emails, you can build a strong community of potential customers you know will be interested in what you’re offering. Campaigns can also include regular special offers and promotions to entice new clients.
ABOUT THE EXPERTFred Heritage
Fred Heritage was previously deputy editor at Business Advice. He has a BA in politics and international relations from the University of Kent and an MA in international conflict from Kings College London.