A recent survey by Local Mobile Search, in conjunction with AllBusiness.com (as reported by Opus Research, Inc.) indicates that 59% of businesses surveyed say they do not participate in online marketing of their businesses. The survey further reported that the reasons most cited were high cost, lack of time and not knowing where to begin.
Strategic Growth Concepts is striving to change those results because we believe that with the largest percentage of businesses today having less than 5 employees and little, if any, startup capital, it is imperative that small business owners are made aware of the wide array of Web 2.0 technology tools and resources available to aid them in growing their businesses with little investment other than their time and effort. This technology can teach them how to maximize their business’ resources (both human and financial) and provide them with the tools to do so.
As part of Strategic’s effort to educate small business about the technology by utilizing the technology, our firm has scheduled several upcoming broadcasts on our BlogTalkRadio show, ‘Strategic Growth Concepts for Small Business’. These broadcasts will focus on topics of interest to small business, and will feature experts in each topic area. The following is a schedule of the broadcast topics currently scheduled:
Franchising – What is it, and is it right for you?
March 10, 2009 at 2:30 p.m. EST
Paul Segreto, CEO of franchisEssentials and 21st Century Franchise Coach
Jackie Adams, President of JA Adams & Associates, dba FranChoice
Dave Keegan, Franchise Operations Specialist Associate, Strategic Growth Concepts
The Basics of Social Media – How to Use it to Grow Your Business
March 17, 2009 at 2:30 p.m. EST
Featuring experts: currently being finalized
The Legal Aspects of Starting a Business – How to Save Pain & Expense in the Future
March 24, 2009 at 2:30 p.m. EST
James Voigt, Attorney at Lavelle Law
Irv Williamson, CEO at Growth Guidance, Inc.
Rebecca Turner, Attorney at Maddin Hauser
You can participate in these broadcasts by accessing our site on BlogTalkRadio at: http://blogtalkradio.com/strategicgrowthconcepts .
The author, Linda Daichendt, is Founder, CEO and Managing Consultant at Strategic Growth Concepts, a consulting firm specializing in start-up, small and mid-sized businesses. She is a recognized expert with 20+ years experience in providing Marketing, Operations, HR, and Strategic planning services to start-up, small and mid-sized businesses. Linda can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org and the company website can be viewed at www.strategicgrowthconcepts.com.