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Barriers to Marketing Success
As a continuation from last Tuesday’s post, Benefits of Market Research, here are three common barriers to small business marketing success.
1) No clear definition of success
At what point can you call your marketing campaign a success? Will your success be based on profits, sales, or customer satisfaction?
2) Not clarifying who your ideal clients are
Before you even start your campaign, find out who your clients are and what they want. What are the demographics and characteristics of your ideal clients?
3) Not spelling out your unique value
Can you offer your clients something that the competition cannot? What makes your product or service better than the others available? Why should people choose you to do business with?
Answering these questions will give you a strong foundation of knowledge for a successful marketing campaign. Your campaign will be leaner, meaner and more efficient. Not only will you save money but will likely increase profits.
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