NEWS & EVENTS

Welcomemat boosts local marketing for neighborhood businesses in Manatee.

By Dale White, January 17, 2017. Staff Writer, Herald-Tribune. New homeowners and renters in Manatee County are invited to an open house at which they can enjoy free wine and other refreshments while learning about small businesses, non-profits and other services in the area. Sharon Barhorst, a Welcomemat Services franchisee, will be organizing this "Neighborhood Meet and Greet" on January 25, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., at the Manatee Chamber of Commerce and United Way of Manatee County's

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How to advertise your business? Marketing ideas for small business owners

4 SEO tips for small business owners. By Max Patel, January 17, 2017. There are many small neighborhood businesses across the country that have taken a leap of faith in opening their own business. There are local restaurants, mom and pop bakeries, hardware stores, single franchise local salons, multiple franchise barber shops, and many more that are competing for customers’ attention every day. Fighting to make a loyal customer. These small business owners have neither the budget of b

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Customer loyalty explained. How to keep your customers loyal?

By STEPHANIE MILES Welcomemat was recently featured in an online publication (Street Fight) while discussing How to keep customers loyal in 2017? The article explains how it is becoming a big challenge to capture the attention of consumers today with increasing competition & how Welcomemat can offer small business owners the perfect marketing solution to grow their business. Customer Loyalty Explained The article goes on to explain the evolution of customer loyalty & what does loy

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Marketing ideas for a small business. Grow customer loyalty with this FREE eBOOK

January 9, 2017. Direct mail solutions, local advertising, area marketing, etc. are all essential parts of a small business plan.  With today’s rapidly expanding customer demographic mix and a never-ending influx of new businesses to serve customer demands, it has become harder to run and grow a small business. Furthermore, customer loyalty is the cornerstone of any small business. Building a repeat and loyal customer base requires employing smart marketing solutions and a solid smal

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How to attract customers? Marketing ideas for small business

1/5/2017 There are hundreds of small business resources out there which all give you tips to grow your business whether they are restaurant management ideas, bakery business plans, local store marketing advice or marketing solutions for your small business. But all of them fail to answer one simple question. How to attract customers? This question needs to be answered first while searching for any marketing ideas for small business. Forget business advertising ideas that throw a wide

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Your guide to getting more customers this holiday season

Welcomemat Services, December 27, 2016. Whether you are a local business owner or own multiple franchises, you will need to be prepared when the customer rush comes your way. For mom and pop retailers, this is clearly the biggest showdown of the year. We’ll help you gear up for the big sale day and help you understand what to expect from this shopping season.   Overfill your inventory. It is always better to fully stock than to run out during this make-or-break time of the

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Dental Marketing: How to get new customers for your dental practice?

By David Tabb, December 23, 2016. Do you own a dental practice? If your answer is yes, you are probably constantly looking for ways to increase your patient flow and grow your local business. The value of a loyal customer is immeasurable. But what happens when that loyal customer moves out of town? As a local business owner, it is important to regularly foster relationships with new patients in your area, in order to replace those that have moved away. If you're looking for a way to attr

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6 quickest ways to train your staff

December 19, 2016. Small and local businesses no longer believe in the ‘small business’ mentality. The local business marketplace today sees increased competition among small businesses with all of them trying to increase customer traffic better than the other. They’re spending time on outdoing the competition—all while managing their business plan effectively, staying on top of accounting, and managing inventory. Juggling all of these business tasks can make it impossible to fin

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How to get new customers?

By Max Patel, December 16, 2016. Start by becoming someone's favorite local business in the neighborhood with new mover marketing as a customer acquisition strategy. Remember the time you moved into a new neighborhood? There are literally hundreds of local businesses that you had to choose from—some 5 pizza restaurants, 4 bakeries, and a few salons, all within walking distance. While it is good to be spoilt for choices, customers crave a favorite local business to be their go-to choi

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How can local businesses take advantage of Instagram?

By Max Patel, December 14, 2016. Is INSTAGRAM creating value for your business yet? Follow these tips to leverage its potential. Instagram is a great tool to engage with your audience on a social level and create great lasting impressions about your business or brand that go beyond the store experience. At Welcomemat Services we understand that you take pride in owning and running your own neighborhood restaurant. We also know that, as a business owner, you wear many operational hats a

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4 easy ways to build strong customer loyalty around your local business

By Max Patel, December 12, 2016. Marketers who work with small business owners stress the importance of investing in current customers before investing in earning new ones. Why? In part, it’s because it’s much easier to sell to existing customers who know—and like—your business than it is to pitch yourself to a new breed of customers. This is why Welcomemat gives you the opportunity to turn first-time customers into loyal lifetime customers. New movers in your neighborhood are n

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