The ingredients of business are pretty basic. Most of the foundations of planning, operating and sustaining a successful business are as they’ve been for a realllllly long time.
Marketing is one of those basics.
- A many-wayed avenue
- “Only” any one thing
- Nothing – aka “cheap” (as in ‘talk is cheap’)
- Something everyone can do successfully
When you want a firm foundation, you must look to those who are the experts in the areas in which you can reply upon. Every business owner and operator should interview candidates for services and goods – everything from insurance agents to concrete providers, from web pros to marketers.
You want the best you can afford, when you can afford it for what you are working on. As well you should.
Ask valued friends, colleagues and other qualified people for their referrals. DO NOT ask your neighbor who isn’t in the same realm, or your cousin who is still in school , or even a best friend who can’t wrap their head around what you’re after. Ask people who will have an informed suggestion backed up by credible information, whether it’s from their own experiences or directly from another they know.
Marketing is communication. Well thought out professional marketing strategy and tactics help business flourish. Poorly executed ‘plans’ spell disaster.
Here’s what some of our fine clients and partners have shared about working with us. Follow up with recommendations – ultimately your decisions are your responsibilities.
A few go-to resources I’d recommend to look at the foundations of business include: