Dear Small Business Owners and Entrepreneurs:
First off, I too am a small business owner and entrepreneur. JDW: The Charlotte Agency started in January 2008, probably the worst time (or best) since 1983.
Times are tough. But, right now is the best time to increase your market share, and create an even stronger connection with your current customer base.
Business analysts, marketers, and many other communicators have agreed that businesses that participate in marketing activities during an economic downturn, increase their profits during a growth period.
So I ask this: What the HECK are you doing?
– 44% of small businesses in Charlotte have websites
– 7% Small businesses in Charlotte advertise online
-13% take advantage of FREE online listings and search engines
From these pathetic numbers, you- small business community, have no right to complain about lack of business…you are not even trying!!
My fellow business owners, we have a lot on our plates. We worry about sales numbers, revenue, and keeping the doors open. We scream at the TV everytime a BofA moron is on, and wonder when will we get “that break.” Heck, some of us are praying because this may be our only chance to do this.
But. You. Have. To. Try.
Use these websites:
-Free Press Release.com
Increase your presence folks! Charlotte needs small businesses to do well! We need each other to do well.
Get your act together. But let’s do it together.
Dwayne Waite Jr.