Small Stores Find Ways to Drum Up Traffic

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From http://www.nytimes.com 4955 days ago
Made Hot by: on December 11, 2008 4:09 pm
Small businesses are always searching for ways to differentiate themselves. But with fewer people out buying, some of the businesses are doing whatever they think will draw in customers.

Holding special events also can be far less expensive than regular advertising. And in a slowing economy, advertising and marketing budgets typically get trimmed. A recent National Small Business Association survey of its members found that 49 percent planned to start new advertising or marketing this year, down from 54 percent in 2007.

“They're trying to market with little or no extra money,” said Molly Brogan, the association's vice president of public affairs. “People are doing more on the Internet, any free thing they can.”





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Written by mssux
4947 days ago

I'd like to go to some of those events!



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