Best Wishes for a Prosperous and Productive New Year
Here’s hoping your new year has rolled in with a bang and did not roll in with a whimper considering the tough economic times we are experiencing. As your writing up your New Year’s resolutions to improve and invest in your online business, now is the time to review your web design and print collateral graphic design needs. In an article, The State of Small Business Online Marketing Budgets that first appeared in American Express Open Forum, it stated the following:
Small businesses are predicted to maintain steady marketing budgets next year, including spending on websites, direct mail, e-mail marketing, social media and print advertising, according to a recent survey by Zoomerang and GrowBiz Media.
Small business marketing budgets leaned toward websites this year, with 39% of SMBs with fewer than 1,000 employees spending greater than 20% of their budgets in that area. Online spending is expected to continue in favor of websites, as 17% of respondents plan to increase budgets for their sites in 2011 — the highest percentage increase in planning for any marketing item included in the survey.
It seems small businesses are dedicating more resources to their online presence and starting your new business year in that direction will be a great investment that is bound to reap rewards as the year progresses. Best Wishes for a prosperous New Year!