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.

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

As a small business owner, you know the importance of building your brand recognition and attracting new clients. Just because your business may be smaller, but that doesn't mean that your client list has to be.

You may be asking yourself, what is lead generation, and how will it help my small business?

Lead generation is a simple concept that refers to the methods and procedures used by small businesses to generate interest in their products or services among prospects and then convert them into clients. 

In other words, and as it relates to the online world, it is about getting people interested in your business enough to reach out, allowing you to sell the product or service, thus becoming a valued client.

You may also want to think about it as a process of identifying potential consumers based on their activities. This may include their intent level or how interested they are. Are they just “kicking the tires,” or do they have cash in hand and are ready to buy. If they are “just looking,” it becomes the process of guiding them through the funnel until they become clients.

You and I know that solid relationships with your clients are the heart of a successful small business. With the introduction of new digital and social technologies, the number of ways to generate new leads is constantly evolving as well.

Adam Bennett

Written by:  |  December 20, 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.

See Adam Bennett's' bio: cubecreative.design/about/adam-bennett

Online marketing goes by several different names, digital marketing, inbound marketing, or content marketing. Regardless of how you refer to it, you know that you should have some sort of content marketing plan for your small businesses. However, you need to understand who you are targeting, and this is where buyer personas come in.

HubSpot defines a buyer persona as “a semi-fictional representation of your ideal customer based on market research and real data about your existing customers.”

In a 2017 study by Content Marketing Institute, only 89% of B2B marketers have integrated content marketing. It continues to say that only 37% have a documented content marketing strategy, and only 22% consider their content marketing plans and overall approach to be highly successful.

Buyer personas are a critical foundational element. You need to have a deep understanding of what it is, why you need it, how to build one. 

Adam Bennett

Written by:  |  November 5, 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.

See Adam Bennett's' bio: cubecreative.design/about/adam-bennett

Let’s face it, as a small business owner; it can be a challenge to develop a marketing plan, let alone a digital marketing plan. How do you know if your plan is as thorough and effective as it could be?

To alleviate some of that anxiety, we've produced this guide to help you the small business. It will walk you through the process of developing a marketing plan that leaves no stone untouched.

Let's take a look at the five most important components of a complete marketing plan for 2022.

Chad Treadway

Written by:  |  August 10, 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