Small businesses frequently have a low marketing and advertising budgets in which to work with. This can make marketing your local small business extremely challenging. The good news is that you can often promote yourself to prospects and clients for free or insanely cheap.

This post covers 101 ways to advertise and market your local small business on a tight budget.

Chad Treadway

Written by:  |  December 22, 2021

Chad is our business development manager. He will help you survey your business needs, ensuring you are educated on your options before suggesting any solution. Chad also has several certifications through HubSpot to better assist you with your internet and inbound marketing.

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Way back in 2012, when I started with Cube Creative Design, my business partner introduced me to podcasts.  At the time, I resisted them because, frankly, I hated talk radio, and I thought that was all they were. People were going on and on about nothing! I, however, came around to the idea and started listing to a few here and there.

As time went by, I became more and more obsessed with them. I didn’t realize it at the time, but I was participating in “Automobile University.” Automobile University isn’t a university that you learn about automobiles but rather a phrase coined by Zig Ziglar. Zig Ziglar was an author, salesman, and motivational speaker who encouraged people to use their drive time to listen to “books on tape” or CDs. Podcasts were and still are a modern way of listening to relevant topics to me.

Now, like anything else, I have seen shows come and go, and as my position has changed over the years here at Cube Creative Design, so have my podcast choices. However, here is my current must listen to podcast list, along with links to the show themselves:

Chad Treadway

Written by:  |  December 1, 2021

Chad is our business development manager. He will help you survey your business needs, ensuring you are educated on your options before suggesting any solution. Chad also has several certifications through HubSpot to better assist you with your internet and inbound marketing.

See Chad Treadway's' bio: cubecreative.design/about/chad-treadway

Having a small business or local business, you may be wondering about the ways to effectively market your products and services and the budget that would be most effective. In this article, you'll see marketing projects and initiatives shouldn't necessarily be expensive. One sure-fire way to increase your chances of getting recognized and gaining more customers is through content marketing.

Adam Bennett

Written by:  |  March 11, 2021

Adam is the president and founder of Cube Creative Design. Since starting the business in 2005, he has created individual relationships with clients in Western North Carolina. He places great value on the needs, expectations, and goals of the client.

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As children, we were often told the story of the tortoise and the hare. It is probably one of Aesop’s more famous fables, being made into a cartoon by Walt Disney. You recall how the story goes. The hare is beaten by the much slower tortoise simply because it keeps going while the hare stops to rest. The same can be said when doing a sales call or series of sales calls. This was one of the biggest takeaways I had from the Sales Skills Bootcamp by David Weinhaus.

You may be asking yourself how can the famous fable be related to my previous sales process. The short answer is, before taking the class I would always rush to “make the sale.” I have since learned its better to go slower and really learn the prospect’s real and true goals, not just the commoditized goal.

Chad Treadway

Written by:  |  August 10, 2020

Chad is our business development manager. He will help you survey your business needs, ensuring you are educated on your options before suggesting any solution. Chad also has several certifications through HubSpot to better assist you with your internet and inbound marketing.

See Chad Treadway's' bio: cubecreative.design/about/chad-treadway