49 Ways to Promote Your Business and Gain Customers/Clients

I shared the following information at two of our previous marketplace ministry luncheons and decided to share it here with all of you.  Obviously, you’ll have to take them at face value without additional comment on each.

I hope you find a few items that will help you to promote your business in positive and successful ways.  Amen.

  • Advertising—Print, Media, Web, etc.
  • Article Writing—become an expert offering advice/tips
  • Attend related-Interest meetings—Luncheons, small groups, etc.
  • Blogging—become an expert offering advice/tips
  • Business Award Competition
  • Canvassing—Neighborhoods, business-to-business, etc.
  • Cards, Special Occasion—Holidays, Anniversaries, Birthdays, Graduations, etc.
  • Cards, Thank You or Reminder
  • Chamber of Commerce Events—“Business After Hours,” “Open House,” etc.
  • Collaborative Partnership
  • Community Service Work
  • Contest
  • Cross-Referencing
  • Coupons
  • Direct Mail
  • Discount Offer
  • Donating to Causes/Charities
  • E-Mail Blast
  • Focus Group
  • Fundraising
  • Giveaways/Sweepstakes
  • Get Interviewed—Newspaper, radio show, TV show, trade magazine, etc.
  • Host a Special Event—Golf outing, bowling outing, softball game, etc.
  • Lend Your Space
  • Market Survey
  • Networking Group
  • Newsletter / E-Newsletter
  • Press Release
  • Printed Materials—business cards, brochures, etc.
  • Public Service Announcement
  • Publishing—book, booklet, pamphlet, etc. (become an author)
  • Referrals—Current and former customers/clients, friends and relatives
  • Rewards Program
  • Salesperson / Sales team
  • Seminar/Conference—Attending
  • Seminar/Conference—Hosting
  • Serve on a Board or Committee
  • Social Media—Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, YouTube, Etc.
  • Speaking/Presenting—Seminar, workshop, guest speaker, etc.
  • Sponsorship—Local sports teams, schools, students, camps, special events, etc.
  • Strategic Alliances
  • Survey
  • Telethon—Host, co-host or sponsor
  • Testimonials (“Word-of-Mouth”)
  • Text Blast
  • Vendor at an event—Trade Show, Conference, Seminar, Annual Meeting, etc.
  • Volunteer Work—Adopt-A-Highway, help a local Charity, etc.
  • Website
  • Workshop
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