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From Zero to Hero: Top 25 Ways to Advertise Your Local Business

Looking for ways to advertise your local business? As the owner of a small business, you have the opportunity to create a unique and successful company that provides value to your customers and contributes to the local economy. However, growing a small business requires a lot of hard work, dedication, and strategic planning. In order to successfully grow your small business, you will need to identify your target market, develop a clear marketing strategy, and continuously adapt to the changing needs and demands of your customers. With the right approach, you can take your small business to new heights and achieve your goals.

Here are 25 ways you can advertise and amplify your small business.

  1. Create a website and optimize it for search engines to increase visibility online.
  2. Use social media (TikTok, Facebook Business Page, YouTube) to connect with potential customers and share updates about your business.
  3. Offer promotions and discounts to encourage customers to try your products or services.
  4. Partner with other local businesses to cross-promote each other.
  5. Attend local events and network with potential customers.
  6. Collaborate with influencers who are relevant to your target audience.
  7. Create a referral program to encourage customers to refer their friends and family to your business. Give out “store bucks” on birthdays and holidays that customers can spend on items.
  8. Use email marketing to send regular updates and promotions to your email subscribers.
  9. Invest in online advertising to reach a wider audience.
  10. Create a loyalty program to reward repeat customers.
  11. Use content marketing to share useful, relevant information with your target audience.
  12. Run a contest or giveaway to generate interest in your business and attract new customers.
  13. Offer excellent customer service to encourage customers to leave positive reviews and ratings online.
  14. Use signage and window displays to catch the attention of passersby.
  15. Create a Google My Business listing to improve your local search engine rankings.
  16. Add your business to Bing, Yelp, Yahoo, Angi and Google’s business directory.
  17. Increase exposure by advertising at the top of Google searches when someone searches for businesses near them.
  18. Run 6 to 9 am radio ads to catch morning commute traffic.
  19. Use USPS every door direct mail to blanket zip codes at 70% off normal costs.
  20. Partner with local organizations or charities to support the community and generate goodwill for your business.
  21. Host a networking event or workshop to connect with potential customers and establish your business as an industry leader.
  22. Offer customizable products or services to appeal to individual customers.
  23. Use public relations to get media coverage for your business. Local journalists are always looking for content for their TV shows, their newspapers and local events.
  24. Invest in search engine optimization (SEO) to improve your website’s ranking in search engine results.
  25. Grow your followers using TikTok. I just saw a local restaurant go viral and lines wrapped around their business that came from one Tiktok.

Congratulations on opening your own business! This is a big step and I wish you the best of luck. I am confident that your passion, knowledge, and expertise will shine through and make your business a success. I wish you many years of prosperity and happiness. Good luck!

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