There was a time when you could set up a business, put a nice sign out front and have your friends do some word of mouth advertising and you were on your way to success. This no longer the case. Whether your business works locally or globally social media is a requirement if businesses want to reach their full potential.

It shouldn’t be a secret just how popular social media has become. Nearly everyone is connected to some form of it. What does this mean for your business? It means you have a huge pool of potential customers to tap into. The amount people who drive by your shop or read your newspaper ad are incredibly limited in comparison to the amount of people you can connect with on social media.

Looking beyond the massive amount of potential customers there are a number of other reasons why social media is a must for business. Most forms of social media have analytic tools that allow you to really get to know your customer base. Using these same tools, you can target a very specific demographic based on your businesses goals.

Some clever advertising and promotion can quickly go viral and essentially kill two birds with one stone by increasing your audience and followers as well as sales leads. The possibilities don’t end with posts either, as you can do the same with paid advertising on social media where you can again target specific demographics.

Social media is truly the new word of mouth, and for some already busy small business owners it can be an intimidating and overwhelming aspect of business. It really is a requirement for success in today’s’ world, and those who do feel overwhelmed can always hire a social media manager which will no doubt quickly pay for itself.

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Nicholas is a social entrepreneur, passionate marketeer, career + life coach, consultant, speaker, and community builder. He does this through 1-on-1 coaching, non-profit and businesses consulting, and on a larger scale as Co-founder + Managing Director of CFM Group. He is an internationally recognized strategist, coach, speaker and in the process of writing his 1st book. Possessing over 13 years’ experience in helping clients realise their potential through clarifying their vision, message and market to design the strategies and roadmaps needed to succeed. Utilising this extensive background in strategic planning, pitch and message design, marketing and communications, executive and speaker coaching was his pathway to founding www.CFMGroup.co.uk. His knowlegde was fundamental in building the company with an investment capital of £1 and a large social impact community and professional development hub in Cambridge, UK. Feel free to comment on any of our articles that interests you or message our CEO directly at Nick@CFMGroup.co.uk ! We hope you enjoy our blog ! ———————————— Fellow Member of the Institute of Sales and Marketing Management (ISMM) Master of Arts in Marketing and Innovation. BA Hons in Business Management BA Hons in Business Economics Cambridge University & Michigan University English Proficiency degree —————- Former Trustee and Marketing Director for Emmaus, a nationwide charity.

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