Most small business owners understand the value of focusing on marketing efforts but typically don’t have the budget required to hire an in-house marketing team. While this dilemma is all-too-common, there’s no reason you should have to sacrifice a successful marketing plan for valuable funds that can be used elsewhere in your business. In this article, I will explain how a small business marketing consultant can help grow your business and some of the ways it can keep costs down.
There are many different aspects of a successful marketing plan and they can get incredibly confusing if you don’t have experience with them. Whether you are interested in search engine optimization, pay-per-click advertising, social media management, print advertising or anything in between, working with a small business marketing consultant ensures that you have the resources needed to grow your business on a budget. Simply put, you can rest easy knowing your business’ marketing is in the best hands possible.
As your small business continues to grow, your marketing plan will likely evolve to have a direct correlation with these changes. While you could hire a full time marketing team to focus specifically on these tasks, it likely won’t be the best use of your money. For each in-house marketing team member you hire, you will also have to provide benefits such as vacation time, insurance and a guaranteed salary. When you work with a small business marketing consultant, you have the ability to mitigate these costs and only pay for the service you need without the perks that come to regular employees.
As a small business, maintaining your budget is essential for continued growth. For this reason, making the most of your designated marketing budget is also critical. By working with a small business marketing consultant, you will be able to focus on running your business while reaching new potential customers continues in the background. However, it is important to ensure that your company is truly succeeding and not just sending checks to a marketing firm to be cashed with no return.
A great small business marketing consultant will take the time to explain what they are doing for your business, the progress that is being made and the future plans to further expand your marketing efforts with continued growth. If your marketing partner doesn’t provide regular, easy-to-understand updates and progress reports, they likely aren’t looking out for your best interests. The best part is that since your small business marketing consultant is outsourced, it’s easy to part ways with them if the partnership isn’t working out!
If you are a small business owner that is ready to grow, there has never been a better time to invest in your marketing. As a vCMO with over 20 years of marketing experience, I can help refine your marketing strategy and implement tested industry marketing tactics that will bring real value to your company. If you are ready to get started, I would love to learn more about your business and its journey in your free initial consultation.
My name is Matthew Maennche, and I am a Virtual Chief Marketing Officer.
After years of helping small businesses recover from a Website Design Specialist who “fell off the planet” or those in dire need of Reputation Management as a result of hiring a not so well trained Social Media Management Expert, I realized how strong the need is for marketing expertise at the small business level.
By simply having access to someone who actually understands how digital marketing works, businesses can leverage things like Search Engine Optimization or Social Media Marketing to increase their presence, service area and most importantly bottom line.
I offer my nearly 20 years of experience managing marketing campaigns for businesses all over the world to you as your Virtual CMO.
As a vCMO, and by working with several companies on a part time basis, I am able to provide you years of experience and education for hundreds of dollars a month as opposed to the hundreds of thousands of dollars a year a full time candidate would require.
I look forward to learning more about your business and its journey in your free initial consultation.