Marketing is about getting your business known and building your position within the marketplace. Small businesses don`t always have a big budget for marketing, so they have to do things a little differently than big business in order to grow their presence, increase results, and meet business goals. This two-day workshop will help small business owners and managers develop their marketing message, create a marketing plan, and apply the right strategies.
You will spend the first part of the day getting to know participants and discussing what will take place during the workshop. Students will also have an opportunity to identify their personal learning objectives.
The first session of the course will define marketing in the context of small businesses. Participants will also review their pre-assignment.
This session will look at the four elements of a strong message: the USP, relationship building, influence and persuasion, and testing.
The afternoon of the first day will be spent exploring the marketing cycle in the context of small businesses.
To begin Day Two, we will offer some ideas for marketing strategies for small businesses. We will also talk about getting the most bang for your buck and working with a small budget.
In this session, participants will learn how to implement, evaluate, review, and revise their marketing plan. Marketing budgets will also be discussed in depth.
The final session of the course is devoted to Internet marketing. Participants will learn why Internet marketing is important, what strategies they should consider, how to manage e-mail marketing, how to use SEO (search engine optimization), and social media techniques.
At the end of the course, students will have an opportunity to ask questions and fill out an action plan.