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Small Business Success on a Shoestring Budget

Budget PigWhether you’re a mother that works part-time, semi-retired, a workshop leader or a seasoned consultant, chances are you can benefit from unique and creative ways to stretch your cash and maximize your revenue.

The secret to getting the most mileage for you buck is to work around budget restrictions, maximize what you have financially and make the resources you do have work for you.

You also need to be judicial about your time. Know when to delegate work so you can focus on using your core strengths to benefit your small business. Know who to hire to capitalize on their strengths and more effective economies of scale.

Perhaps you’re using excessive amounts of time on administrative work because you don’t have enough financial resources to outsource this work. I’ve listed some creative solutions to address this issue so you can focus on what you do best.

Perhaps your company lacks direction and is not profitable because you don’t have a marketing department or small business consultant. Hiring marketing help, even on a temporary basis, can serve as a compass giving you the direction you need to expand your business.

Hire a marketing consultant that works exclusively with small businesses and has experience using social media as part of an approach that is fully integrated with a strategic marketing campaign.

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4. Read my blog to learn about how you can use social media to help your business succeed.

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2 Responses to this post.

  1. Susan Silver's Gravatar

    Posted by Susan Silver on 27.08.12 at 5:30 am

    I was considering getting a Virtual Assistant. This is very helpful. Thanks.

  2. linda carter's Gravatar

    Posted by linda carter on 27.08.12 at 5:30 am

    Ive just had my website updated. I suppose I am on google search engines.

    I have not had any traffice and am searching for someone who can market my website.

    is this costly? I dont really want the program, Im hoping to find someone who can help.

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