Seth Godin On Small Business Marketing


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Often, small business owners focus on the wrong things. They want a website – want to pay as little as possible – and want to not think critically about how they’ll use the website once it’s finished. They want to buy leads. They want a quick answer to where they should spend their advertising money. They forget that good marketing isn’t an expense. It’s an investment. However bad marketing is an expense that will never return the desired results.

Here’s what small business owners can learn from Seth Godin:

1. “People are selfish, lazy, uninformed and impatient. Start with that and you’ll be pleasantly surprised.”

No one cares that you think your widget is great. No one cares that you think that a picture of your office communicates that you’re a legitimate operation. They care about themselves – and their problems. Use your website, blog and marketing materials to help your customers solve THEIR problems. More will convert. More will appreciate – and be loyal to you. And more will tell their friends.

2. “Good marketers tell a story.”

We’re hard-wired to tie ideas to stories and analogies. Tell a story that drives home the idea you’re trying to explain and you’ll get better results. Read more of this post

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