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Remove the Stress from Marketing Your Business in Three Easy Steps

Starting a new business can be stressful. Your to-do list continues to grow longer by leaps and bounds. It seems like you’ll never see the end of the slog and the stress monster is right on your heels and you can’t outrun it. Sometimes it feels like you just get one stressful thing settled and another flies up to hit you in the face.

Online marketing can be a blessing and a curse. It’s great for increasing your sales, but there are so many options out there. You may not even have implemented any marketing because you’ve been so overwhelmed by options. So what should you do?

Take a deep breath. Pour yourself a mug of tea. Put on some relaxing music and then read this article. By the time you are done, you’ll know three easy ways to remove the stress of marketing your business. These methods will surely be useful to you in the coming months, even after your business takes off and your income starts to come in.

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The Marketing Genius of McDonald’s [Infographic]

McDonald’s is a global force to be reckoned with in the fast-food industry. While its nearly 37,000 locations are fewer than Subway’s 44,000+ locations, McDonald’s pulls in more than twice the revenue – $25 billion versus Subway’s $12 billion. This infographic is a timeline of important chapters in the McDonald’s story.

Readers of the Marketing Eggspert blog, however, won’t be surprised to find we think the difference has as much to do with marketing as anything else.

If we had more space, our timeline would include retiring the original mascot, a rather frightening-looking man named “Speedee” with a hamburger-shaped head wearing a chef’s hat, and creating instead the instantly lovable Ronald McDonald (although the rise of anti-clown sentiment in recent years may keep him on the back burner). Then there’s the McDonald’s-Monopoly promotional game that has been hugely popular in the three decades since it was first introduced in 1987.

McDonald’s continues to crush it even after 70 years!

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How to Stretch Your Marketing Budget

By the end of the month you want to see real results from your marketing budget.

It doesn’t matter if you are a business owner and you have worked on the marketing budget or if you are the head of a marketing team who must work within a budget decided from above – you need to make sure that you put your assets to good use, both money and people.

This is more difficult to do than it seems and it requires a lot of hard work and good planning. Still, it can be done and you can ensure that you are stretching your marketing budget as far as possible.

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5 Low-Budget Marketing Strategies Every Startup Can Afford

The competition among small businesses is high. So when opening a new business, you’ll have a long checklist of must-do tasks. In order to compete effectively, business owners need to be ready to give marketing all it takes.

Honestly, no matter how outstanding the product of a particular business is, without getting it into the view of the target customer, the organization will hardly make any profit. Marketing is a core part of any business operation. It can make the difference between a thriving business and a struggling one.

There are various forms of marketing available to businesses today. With the advent and advances in technology, the forms of marketing have also evolved over the years. Thus, identifying some of the best forms of marketing that suit your business is important for success.

The following are five cost efficient marketing strategies that can help small businesses increase sales and generate referrals, ultimately helping you build your cash flow, while spending very little.

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