A new program called Marketing Monsoon™ is poised to help small businesses take advantage of the internet to grow their business in spite of the economic downturn. Jayne Burch, President of Web Enterprise Development, LLC and creator of MarketingMonsoon.com agrees with Wall Street Journal blogger, Kelly Spors who writes that small businesses are turning to the internet in droves.
“…Hard economic times will force more small businesses to become smarter marketers. They may even get Web sites.”
“However,” Burch says, “Many small business owners don’t feel comfortable with the internet. I hear from many service business and shop owners who say they know they need to have a web site in today’s economy, but they can’t afford the web developer price tag.”
Some companies pay as much as $5000 to $8000 for a simple web site. And that doesn’t include the ongoing promotion necessary to get traffic and increase business. The SEO and web site promotion can cost a business $1000 a month and up.
The Marketing Monsoon™ program is design to fill the need of small business owners to get more business from the web without a high price tag.
Business owners can now catch a break and a boost with their internet marketing. Burch is teaching small business owners how they can quickly and effectively get a web presence set up for their services, start getting traffic and getting sales right away in a series of classes designed especially for the busy small business owner.
“Small Biz to Web Biz” classes are being held live, in Southfield, MI. The next all-day session is Saturday, March 21, 2009, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm and will feature the topic, “How to Create a Rainmaker for Your Business Using a WordPress Blog.” Class participants will have the opportunity go on the internet and create their own business web site using free and very low cost resources. Cost of each class is $125 at the door or $109 for advanced registration.
“We held the first class, “Finding the Market that’s Searching for You!” on Feb 14th, 2009 and was a smashing success. The participants learned how to use cutting edge tools to find just the right keyword phrases and really thoroughly research their marketing and competition. Everyone was thrilled with the value they received and planned to be back for the next session.”
“We had real estate investors, a communication expert, and other entrepreneurs. Everyone finished the class with a written plan for their web presence that they could take to a web developer if they wish or to use put together a web presence themselves in the next class.”
Anyone who missed the first class can still get the sessions on DVD.
There are four classes in the Small Biz to Web Biz” series. The third session, scheduled for April 18th, focuses on “Building a Loyal Following for Your Business” and includes how to build a list using an autoresponder and social media.
The forth and final session, scheduled for May 23rd focuses on “More Money and More Freedom” and shows small business owners how to create information products for their business for passive revenue.
Business owners can register for all for sessions for a discount and receive all sessions on DVD for free. For more information about the Marketing Monsoon™ and the Small Biz to Web Biz” classes, call 248- 939- 6232 or go to www.marketingmonsoon.com/smallbizsuccess