Quantum Leap Marketing asked small businesses about their planned marketing tactics for 2009,

76% of small businesses indicated they will using referrals to get more leads and new clients:

· 55% email marketing

· 49% web presence

· 43% seminars or trade shows

· 40% direct mail

· 31% social media

44% plan to increase on-line marketing spending; 22% plan to decrease spending on-line.

Does beg a question – why are 24% of small businesses not interested in greater referral?

It is only the most effective long-term marketing strategy.

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