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Posted by on May. 7, 2007 at 1:56 PM
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I posted this in a prior reply but I thought It was good stuff to post again about my business and to help other small businesses.





 I use w3sitebuilder.net  for my online shop.  If you go to www.classycritters.net scroll all the way to the bottom and you will see a link to the building site.  It is great for beginners with no HTML code experience or for those with limited HTML experience.  They also have reasonable rates.  You can go to the site and do a trial run and build a page for free if you like it you can buy it, if not you are out nothing. 

I did a lot of marketing trials and errors.  I used brochures, business cards, I was a member of professional organizations any where I could leave my info I did.  More importantly and the thing most people hate doing is talk about your business to everyone!  Any opportunity it tell a stranger about what you do DO IT.  what will you be out a business card.  Do not approach them with "look at my great business and look what I do" but approach them with "Look at the great things my business can do FOR YOU"  I heard a marketing speaker say once " You can plan the party of the year, have the best food, music, decorations but if you don't send out any invitations no one will come".   Send invitations for people to see your business because if no one knows about you all the work you put into your business is wasted. 

I also recommend reading marketing books (if you have no marketing education already) or attending a marketing class at a local college or at a small business education seminar .  Here are some great links for small businesses

http://www.sba.gov/  

for pa  http://www.pasbdc.org/

http://www.asbdc-us.org/


Also read
Marketing Your Business
Marketing Your Services: A Step-By-Step for Small Businesses & Professionals

By: Anthony O. Putman

  You can buy it used form amazon for $13


I hope this is all helpful
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