There is that very true saying: ‘Dynamite comes in small packages’ and yet when we think about Marketing budgets, the same some however doesn’t apply. All of a sudden that goes out the window and we believe that if you can’t throw the big budget at the problem your marketing plan will never be successful and you are just wasting your money. It is also a common misconception that big media means big results, but this is so false. Not every business should be on prime time TV and sometimes if you are just clever with the way you market; you don’t have to spend a fortune to get results.

Here are just three small ways you can market your budget go further and to get your brand notice with little no money spent, just time.

Get onto social media – This doesn’t mean that you need to login today and start a Facebook, twitter, google+, LinkedIn and Pinterest account, but it does mean you need to look at your strategy and stop swimming again the tide and get onto the social media platforms that are appropriate for your brand. Contact me and I’ll gladly help you

Write good content – people want you to add value. So if you add value to their lives, they will value you. You don’t have to be an expert writer to do it either. There is so much knowledge on the internet that you can use to assist you in writing really good content that really adds value to your customer. You are the expert in your business, use those expertise to leverage off the www and get writing.

Word of mouth – the best business you will ever have is the one that passed on by a happy customer. A satisfied customer telling others about you is way more effective than any fancy marketing campaign. So it sounds obvious but focus on getting it right at the shop floor and then look at a programs that will encourage word of mouth. E.g refer a friend and get 10% off your next meal.