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Posted on: November 10, 2009

Lately, I’ve been asked (several times), “How can I grow my business in these hard financial times?” My answer is, desperate times cause for desperate measures. As a business owner, learning new things and growing is almost a daily experience. In order to survive these economic times, you must find smart, efficient ways in marketing your company to potential clients. Here some quick ways to boost your earning potential and positive exposure to the world.

Conduct Press Opportunity Research

You may remember my blog, “Press Opps & Building Your Brand!” In this blog, I spoke of the benefits of press opps. Press opps can provide an opportunity unlike any other. This opportunity can get your business featured in a popular business magazine, talk radio show, television show, and more! For more information see A great resource for press opps is HARO, The sign up is free and easy! You can download a free copy of a press release template here on my Wordpress site.  

Give A Little, Get A lot

I know, it’s a little (very) frustrating. You feel as though you’ve already exhausted all of your options, but have you ever tried to present your services to your local business development center. The other day, I was brainstorming ways in which I could help my clients increase their clientele. I then had an AH HA moment! Contact your local business development center and offer to do a workshop, presenting your company’s services. This will only give you more credibility than an online profile. This also shows that you are not afraid to put yourself out there. For example, SCORE ( has chapters nationwide, they offer counseling services as well as workshops to small businesses. You could offer to conduct a workshop in your specialized field. For a listing of small business development centers in your area, see

I hope these tips were helpful……stay tuned to Part 2………

About the Author: Priscilla Walker is the president and CEO of Your Dependable VA, Inc., a cost effective virtual assistance company. We help small businesses grow by providing premium professional administrative and social media marketing assistance. Let us help you take your business to the next level! 

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