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Alyssa Gregory

4 Options for Small Business Marketing on a Budget

By February 12, 2013

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target stickyMarketing doesn't have to cost a lot of money, but many small business owners feel like they have to make a huge investment in order to get the return they desire. The truth is that marketing on budget is possible for small business owners. You just need to have a marketing plan in place and be ready to put in a little elbow grease.

Hopefully, these four options for marketing on a budget will get you inspired:

1. Social Media - It takes some time, patience and a desire to form relationships, but social media can be a great way to promote your business on a budget. Read more:The Ultimate Guide to Using Social Media for Small Business

2. Word of Mouth - Word of mouth marketing builds on the great relationships you've already established with your customers. And it's free! Give it a try:5 Ways to Maximize Word of Mouth Marketing

3. Bootstrap it - Bootstrapping means using limited resources to start or grow your business, and it applies to marketing, too. With some planning, you can really stretch your marketing dollars. Find out how:Top 5 Bootstrap Marketing Techniques Every Small Business Owner Should Use

4. Trial and Error - There are thousands of ways you can promote your small business, and sometimes it takes a little trial and error to find the mix that works for your business. Get inspired here:101 Small Business Marketing Activities

What have you done lately to promote your business on a budget?

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