The small business is a vibrant part of the American economy. At the same time, it faces challenges. As noted by the Small Business Administration (SBA), the first quarter of 2014 saw 382,000 new small businesses open their doors. Concurrently, 364,000 closed. While it is impossible to define what caused the closure of all companies, it is fair to guess that competition had something to do with it in many cases.
At this time, government figures show that there are 28,443,856 small businesses. These compete not only against other entrepreneurs in their niches but also against long-established larger companies as well.
Investing in the Future of a Business
Internet marketing services for small businesses have the power to level the playing field. Suites of services that large corporations take for granted and consider a necessity, entrepreneurs frequently see as an expense they do not want to incur at the onset. Unfortunately, it is now that it makes the most sense to invest in the future of the business.
Level the Playing Field
Although it may sound like something that an entrepreneur might be able to handle in-house, the fast-paced changes that affect Internet marketing occur on an almost daily basis. This makes it difficult, if not impossible, for someone who is also running a business to do justice to both.
- Search engine optimization. Consumers now check out companies online before setting foot inside a store or placing an order. Being found in the search results is a key element to success. Getting there takes know-how, industry expertise and the application of search engine optimization techniques that change frequently.
- Brand building. The brand identifies the business. Building it takes time and calls for successful harnessing of various social media platforms. This takes more time than a professional can apportion after a long day of building a business.
- Social media reputation management. What are consumers saying about a business? How does the business interact with others and present itself to those in the niche as well as to those who are potential customers?
These are just a few examples of Internet marketing services for small businesses that call for the help of seasoned professionals who specialize in these disciplines. Let us know if you want learn more about these services as well as about content creation, pay-per-click advertising and harnessing the power of email to interact with qualified consumers.
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