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How Social Media favors small businesses

When you get to listen to the social media success stories from experts on blogs or other online sources, you would generally observe a trend of discussions about big corporate players making it great on these platforms. But, does that overshadow the achievements of small businesses on social media? Not really, because there are factors that get smaller businesses favored on these platforms in comparison to the bigger players. Check out what can help you market on social media if you too own a small business.

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Local viewpoint

People on social media platforms are generally more concerned about local businesses in their areas rather than going for the bigger brands that are distanced. It is always convenient to support a small business a few miles away from your home, instead of a bigger branded store that is located far away. Social media generally favor small businesses when they do local or targeted marketing. You can make great local connections to run your business far better than it would without creating your presence on social media platforms.

Personal connection

A small business can make that kind of a personal connection with its customers on social media as a big business can never even think of, even with hundreds of tweets a day. You may promote your small business in a way that can win a customer’s heart. Developing a good connection on Facebook or Twitter can land you up with clients who are ready to sacrifice any bigger brand to come to you for business as they might find you honest and transparent toward them. It’s majorly about a personal touch for the customers rather than getting some discount coupons in their accounts.

455285461More return on investment

A bigger brand would mostly be confined to posting stuff on social media and then calculating customer responses on spreadsheets or looking at statistics through graphs and charts. But, a smaller business can really take an advantage here if marketing is done in the right manner. Through these free platforms, a small brand can also receive great loyalty and emotional connect from its customers. This would result in a higher number of visits, as well as a higher spending rate. Also, your connection with the customers remains frequent as they keep visiting your store. You may also receive better ideas from customers that can help your business run in a more profitable manner.

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Dr Prem Jagyasi (c)

Dr Prem is an award winning strategic leader, renowned author, publisher and highly acclaimed global speaker. Aside from publishing a bevy of life improvement guides, Dr Prem runs a network of 50 niche websites that attracts millions of readers across the globe. Thus far, Dr Prem has traveled to more than 40 countries, addressed numerous international conferences and offered his expert training and consultancy services to more than 150 international organizations. He also owns and leads a web services and technology business, supervised and managed by his eminent team. Dr Prem further takes great delight in travel photography.

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