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Category archives: Small business help

  •  What is proximity marketing and how do AdPods work? Google Nearby has made it possible to ultra target customers who are close to the broadcasting device and is also known as proximity marketing, or hyperlocal marketing. Adpods are a small waterproof beacon about 50 mm square and 15mm high, inside is a piece of technology that broadcasts to android and ios enabled smartphones and tablets within a 100 meter radius. Adpods use a combination of Bluetooth and a phone or tablets locator beacon, in conjunction with Google's Nearby software technology to deliver a short message that once clicked takes the viewer to a nominated url. Whew what technical gibberish. In english it's a small plastic device that can be carried as a keyring or stuck on a wall or other hard surfa[...]

  • What Franchisees and Franchisors need to know about Franchise Local Area Marketing Franchise Local Area marketing is not just about doing letterbox drops or as some experts will have you believe having a strategic adwords or social media campaign is critical as part of your tool kit. Whilst these are components of a successful franchise marketing strategy on their own they don't add up to a local area marketing strategy. Local Area Marketing is one of the keys to your franchise's success, and should be designed to complement the brands overall national marketing initiatives. As a franchisee, your marketing efforts do not finish with your contribution to the national or group fund, the fund is certainly utilised to promote the brand, it also covers other marketing costs such as c[...]

  • Failure to launch, what small business can learn from the experts Your small business can learn a lot from how NASA prepared for a rocket launch. The countdown is a carefully devised set of procedures ending with not only a successful launch but a successful mission. The countdown is a sequence of backward counting to indicate the time remaining before an event is scheduled to occur and is commonly used by NASA during the preparation for a rocket launch, and it include what milestones to watch for to ensure a successful result. During countdown, NASA’s team bring the rocket to the launch site and load it with the payload, while the Launch-center communicates with important sensors on the rocket. What checks does your small business have in place to make sure your product and or serv[...]

  • Are you find it hard to get your business found? Are you looking for a Local Area marketing Strategy that works? Local Area Marketing (LAM) is the process of identifying, designing and implementing a range of marketing initiatives in your local community that result in positive engagement with individuals, groups, organisations, local businesses, and both customers and affiliates to create and maintain a hometown advantage over your competitors. A successful Local Area Marketing should consist of a number of core elements such as: A local networking and affiliate relationship building strategy Local Google My Business presence, this is easy to set up, simply register for a google account and set up you g+ and get your business verified. Doing this and using Google plus will help[...]

  • Here is the Official Biggest Loser's guide to create a better marketing plan. Shape up, Look good, Have fun and start generating more leads anytime you like. This is a Tragic tale of an out of shape businesses that gained weight over winter, became unmotivated due to slowing sales and needed get into shape for the summer business season. Hey wait a minute, does this sound like your business? Are you feeling a little disillusioned, disheartened and lacking direction on how to move forward? You are not alone, if you are really serious about being in business then: It’s time to reflect and weigh in, Biggest loser style. It's time to turn on the camera and tell yourself how you let your business get this way, it used to be fast fit and exciting which is why you have invested so much t[...]

  • 5 simple steps from Local Area Marketing Experts that will lead you to success. Workslocal know that a well thought out Local Area Marketing strategy is the key to your businesses success. In the USA we have seen people standing on the side of the road majestically twirling banners, here in Australia our sidewalks are populated with A-frames, and we say “Yeah that worked, but could we do it better? I wonder what would happen if it had a clear strategy?” To be successful at local area marketing you need to have a clear understanding of who your customers really are, don’t be delusional, not everyone want to be your customer or buy your widget. Have a clear idea of what message you want to send to them, these are just some of the things that can influence your message: age, social [...]