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.
With over two decades of in-the-trenches marketing experience, Matthew Maennche’s views on developing and supporting a successful business are fundamentally different from the norm. As a developer and strategist, Maennche has helped thousands of businesses of all sizes, both domestic and international, take their organizations to the next level.
Matthew also spends time giving back to the local business community as a volunteer, mentor, and leader for the local chapter of SCORE.