As a small business owner, you are responsible for product management, business management, managing employees and ultimately, managing the finances of the company. When you are responsible for so much, trying to take on the added responsibility of spearheading your marketing plans can have disastrous results. It’s a common problem.
Most small business owners have issues allocating their time properly. Because of this, marketing responsibilities typically fall on the shoulder of the business owner who simply lacks the experience and knowledge to make those marketing initiatives successful. If this has happened to you, ask yourself one simple question: “Am I a marketing expert?” If your answer is no, then you need to take the time to see what outsourcing your marketing can do for your company.
If you’ve been able to see your dream come this close to reality, then don’t leave your company’s success to chance. Make that sound investment into outsourcing your marketing, and secure the future your new company so richly deserves.
Among the many benefits of outsourced marketing, helping your new business hit the ground running is perhaps the most important. If you’ve managed to get this far, then you certainly deserve to make your company’s introduction to market a memorable one. Using outsourced marketing can push your company to the front of the line, and is an extremely wise investment that will repay your company by
Outsourcing your marketing to market experts is the best way to position your company in your market, and the single most important factor in your success.
It’s true, you certainly don’t have the resources or budget that your larger competitors have, but your customers don’t have to know that. You can still position your company as a strong market presence without having to match the marketing budget of your bigger competitors. Yes, they have the big, full time marketing department and are known as the market leader. All of this may be true, but your business can achieve similar results without the cost of having to have a full time marketing department.
Understand that perception is 100% reality, and if your marketing plan is strong and fundamentally sound, then your customers will reward you with results. However, you’ll only benefit if you understand that marketing experts alone can make that happen. Outsourcing your marketing is a cost effective approach to level the playing field with your bigger competition.
As a small business owner, nobody has a bigger investment in your company’s success than you do. Your time is best spent on managing your business. Being the owner of a company carries tremendous responsibility. Hiring a marketing firm to develop your marketing plan, and have them bring you the customer and sales leads, allows you to concentrate on closing those sales. Securing new customers and closing orders is what drives business growth. If you lack the necessary marketing experience, then you’ll definitely be pursuing the wrong customer and sales leads. Time is of the essence, and the faster your company succeeds with good prospects, the faster you can move on to improving the process and growing your business.
It’s not just about information gathering, it’s about getting the right information and what you do with it once you get it. A bad marketing plan can overwhelm your business with useless information and bad customer leads. You want real opportunities, and can’t afford to be wasting your time chasing bad sales prospects. You need to minimize your mistakes, have access to real time important information, and be able to adjust your sales and marketing plan on the fly. Having the wrong information will simply cost you time and money, and poorly position your company within your market. The most important image your company has is with your customers, and if they are unclear about what you do, you’ll suffer an image problem that’s nearly impossible to erase.
There are some questions, and answers to those questions, that immediately show just how well prepared a new business entrepreneur is. One of these is to ask a new business owner their cost of securing a customer. If they can’t answer, or have no idea, then their business is likely to fail.
Knowing the cost of getting a new customer determines your overall profit, pricing, future marketing initiatives, and provides the roadmap to success by making your marketing a continuous feedback loop, where each additional well planned marketing initiative lowers that cost of securing a customer. However, not knowing will certainly lead to failure and leaves you with a poor foundation for your business. In fact, understanding the cost of a customer is perhaps the single most important aspect of your new company’s success.
Most new companies have a well thought out product offering, sound ideas, and a good approach, but simply no idea what it costs to get a customer. Not knowing the cost of a customer is one of the biggest reasons why more than half of all new businesses fail within their first year.
With business moving as fast as it does, you need to properly allocate your time to those activities that will drive business growth. You can’t do it all. Marketing is the single most important aspect of your business and requires a clear and concise method of information gathering, dissemination and analyzing that a small business owner simply doesn’t have the time to do. Take the time to invest in outsourcing your marketing to market experts. They’ll be able to bring solid customer and sales leads to the table, and allow you to get on with managing your business.
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