OK, we've weathered the storm that WAS the Great Recession. We've heard the gloom and doom spewed in our faces in print, on radio talk shows and all day long on television. But as of late, at least in the Baltimore and Washington DC metro area, you do not hear it as much. Instead you hear stories of increased sales, jobs being posted and foreclosures coming to a slow. You see more and more positive stories about our local economy and as a result, Big Shocker, consumers feel better about spending money in your business.
Well, here are some other positive facts that point towards a good 2011 and a great one if you have a sound, proven online marketing and web presence strategy.
Mobile – 1 in 3 Smart Phone searches being done are looking for LOCAL businesses.
Congress is more balanced. Typically when one party is in charge, consumers are apprehensive about what is going to happen to our country and these huge shifts left and right cause pause when it comes to spending. With the most recent elections, we now have a more balanced government and balance is good. Also throw in that they actually got the tax stimulus bill passed and extended unemployment benefits and consumers are feeling a lot better of positive change over the next few years because it appears Congress can get along for the greater good of the country and not just vote along party lines.
Business owners are looking more and more to local, online marketing to attract, manage and retain customers.
Holiday spending is up this year.
These are all positive indicators that 2011 is shaping up to be a good year for a lot of Baltimore and Washington DC SMB’s. To make it even better, implement a cost effective, aggressive, proven internet marketing strategy.
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