The key to increasing your Asheville area small business’s clientele is through marketing, primarily content marketing. With content marketing, you are telling your business’s story in such a way that it attracts prospects, educates them, and entices them to choose your WNC small business.

Now, there are numerous options for small businesses to get the word out, but content marketing is one of the better and more cost-effective ways to differentiate yourself and your business from the competition.

As prospects begin their search for services or products, they have several questions, such as:

  1. What distinguishes your Asheville small business from the one down the street?
  2. What are the criteria for hiring employees?
  3. What is the business’s mission/philosophy?
  4. How much can clients be involved, and what role can they play?
  5. What are the expectations for communication with clients?
  6. What results can we expect if we use your services or products?
  7. What are the business’s difficulties? What are the areas that need to be improved?

Your marketing materials, website, social media presence, and personal interactions should all follow a consistent theme and work to answer these questions.

Ensure you deliver on what you promise regarding what you say and do. This will not only reassure clients, but they will also be able to see the quality of your services or products.

You can and should create buyer personas to help you focus your marketing efforts. Defining an ideal client will help you develop marketing content and collateral that speaks directly to them.

Adam Bennett

Written by:  |  May 3, 2023

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

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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 a Partner and our Chief Smarketing Officer. He will help you survey your small business needs, educating you on your options before suggesting any solution. Chad is passionate about rural marketing in the United States and North Carolina. He also has several certifications through HubSpot to better assist you with your internet and inbound marketing.

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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 and specializes in private school marketing. Since starting the business in 2005, he has created individual relationships with clients in Western North Carolina and across the United States. 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 and specializes in private school marketing. Since starting the business in 2005, he has created individual relationships with clients in Western North Carolina and across the United States. He places great value on the needs, expectations, and goals of the client.

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