10 Entrepreneurs Share Awesome Marketing Ideas

What marketing ideas will get your small business noticed and increasing sales?

This is part 2 in a multi-series post sharing creative marketing ideas from entrepreneurs who are working hard themselves at increasing sales.

Last week 11 businesses shared over 20 ways how to increase sales  in your small business and this week we continue with another 10 amazing entrepreneurs sharing additional advertising ideas.

Whether you’re a retail, service or home based business owner, try to pick just 4 or 5 of these marketing strategies and implement them this week in your business. As Zig Ziglar famously quoted: “You don’t have to be great to start but you have to start to be great”

Marketing Ideas

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Death of an Entrepreneur

If you’re starting a small business whose survival will be dependent on customers coming through the doors, please make sure this doesn’t happen to you.

A strong passion for becoming self employed can at times greatly impact ones common sense.

Entrepreneurs have the ability to take action and its a superior trait that many lack.  Typically fear stands in the way of many, preventing them from taking action and stymies the opportunity for future entrepreneurial successes.

For those that are able to conquer these fears and take action, its so important that false confidence doesn’t set you up to not succeed.

Here’s what I mean by that:

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Turning Your Passion into Profits

I ran into a book the other day, Becoming Layoff Proof, and it sparked my curiosity… what does it take to become “layoff proof”?  Ensuring that no one controls your destiny, or your time for that matter.  Making sure you don’t walk in one day and get surprised with a box of things filled with stuff that used to be on top of your desk.

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Best Motivational Quotes Week 4

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Low Cost Business Ideas | Help A Small Business Advertise Better

If you only had $500 to your name, do you think you’d be able to start a successful business?

There are a ton of low cost business ideas and it really comes down to taking action and finding your passion.  Todays guest on Entrepreneur on Fire had a brilliant low cost business idea that one could start for less than $50! Before I share that though, let me discuss passion!

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3 Lessons to Learn about Being Self Employed

Almost everyone at some point in time dreamed of starting their own business and becoming self-employed. The problem is, very few of us really take the time to understand the preparation and dedication needed to accomplish this goal.

We must be mentally and physically prepared to pursue the dream. And when it comes to self-employment, no one understands these obstacles more than a self made entrepreneur. So, I wanted to share some of the advice that I’ve collected from interviews of successful entrepreneurs.

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How To Conquer Fear of Starting a Business

Study after study has shown that one of the biggest roadblocks for many individuals looking at starting a business is simply fear.

Most of us employed get trapped in a comfort zone. The surety of knowing what to expect becomes this safety net that prevents you from moving forward towards your dream of starting a business.

Lets take a moment to address this obstacle of fear of the unknown.  50% of adults want to start a business at one time or another. The unknown is not what business to start as you probably already have an idea of the type of business you want to begin.

The fear of starting a business is typically:

  1. Fear of failure
  2. Fear of not knowing what to do

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Replace Fear of the Unknown with Curiosity

Learn to replace your fears with curiosity as you did when you were at child.

One of the largest factors holding most back from opening a business and becoming an entrepreneur is fear of the unknown.  My question is at what point in our lives does fear become the controlling force, compared to curiosity?

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3 Words Needed To Be An Entrepreneur that Succeeds

Excuses are a dime a dozen for many wantrepreneurs who say they want to open a business, be self-employed and yet do nothing.

To be an entrepreneur and command your own future for a lot of people can be appealing, though the execution and delivery are normally the hurdle.  On the outside many wantrepreneurs are like Annie in the following Bridesmaids scene where she continues to say one thing but obviously is experiencing something a little different:

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