Small Business Diva

November 26, 2008

Winning Ways With Competitions

Filed under: Marketing Tips,Small Business,Work from Home — smallbusinessdiva @ 9:15 pm
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While reading the Poss Bloss blog just now I came across the Winners Are Grinners post where the winners of three competitions are announced.

Competitions can be a great way of attracting new customers or subscribers, as well as a way for potential customers to sample some of your products or services. Plus they can be a fantastic way to promote your business.

If you choose to run a competition, spread the word far and wide. You can promote the competition on other web sites and blogs, in newsletters, in flyers… there are even numerous web sites that are solely for the promotion of competitions. If you have valuable prizes or some unique aspect to your competition it’s also worthwhile sending a media release to relevant media outlets.

Just a final note… if you are running a competition of any type, please check the regulations specific to your state as permits or approvals may be required.

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2 Comments »

  1. Hi Donna Marie,
    Thanks for stopping by. Competitions are not only great for promoting your business but you also get a buzz out of making someones day.

    Comment by Jodie Maloni — December 2, 2008 @ 8:58 pm | Reply

  2. Another point to add is to have your terms and conditions clearly marked out. I entered a competition once, only to find my details were forwarded on to all the sponsors! There were no terms for me to look at to check this would happen! I wasn’t happy at all.

    Comment by Melissa — December 8, 2008 @ 4:04 pm | Reply


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