How To Survive Modern Marketing For Small Business
How To Survive Modern Marketing For Small Business Sunday, May 12th, 2019 at 10:13 pm Online Marketing For Small Businesses
The 21st century and the worldwide recession have definitely put the kitty among the pigeons where small business is concerned , but there are many straightforward no-cost and cheap solutions for small businesses to maintain and even increase market share. As small retailers find they cannot vie with giant conglomerates they inevitably fail, unless they can offer more to their customers. This is performed by smart marketing and offering value and a better experience to the client.
Hence how is a small business to stay floating in these tricky times?
If you’re the owner of a bricks and mortar specialist store like a camera shop or a tool store chances are you are struggling to make profits by cutting margins and overheads significantly.
This country has to get back to offering worth in the form of fantastic post-sale and pre-sale shopper service, offer expertise and employ people who know what they are doing, not someone who has neither initiative, personality nor expertise.
Those are 3 of the things these big box stores do not offer: uniqueness, expertise and customer service.
Personally I usually try and go shopping at small local businesses, because they are the backbone of a community and they are often more informed and beneficial than large stores, where you are lucky if you can get any help at all!
It is surprising to find out that many small businesses don’t wish to have a domain.
These business owners are ignorant of the fact that Google loves small business and support them by placing them on top page of the search results provided they put the name of the city and important offerings on their web page.
This offers a particularly large advantage to small business owners. Besides this, small business owners can list their websites in local directories thru the local Chamber of Commerce, for instance, either for a small charge or freely.
Many small business owners are also under the impression that beginning and maintaining a domain will cost them a lot of cash and is difficult.
Offering cost-effective website construction and maintenance for small local businesses has turned into a small-scale industry in itself.
All a small local business wants is a Google map of where they are , a page explaining what they do, a section that gives opening hours and contact details, some great photos and maybe a record of the business and that is it! Add an opt in box and a monthly newsletter can go out, chits can be sent and sales articulated, and with the addition of some affiliate advertizing the site can actually make the business owner some money even after covering the minor costs involved.
Online businesses have a much tougher time getting themselves to the apex of the search site listings. They have harder competition and have to address back linking, article writing and S.E.O and many other selling tactics they must employ to be successful. A small local business blog built on WordPress can also function as a means for clients to ask about services and products also , cutting back on inbound telephone calls that usually come when attempting to handle other shoppers. It’s about attraction promoting and getting business back to the way they should be unique, useful and informed businesses with excellent purchaser service that supply an delightful shopping experience for all who walk thru the door.
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Andersons Inc (ANDE) Declares Quarterly Dividend of $0.17
Andersons Inc (NASDAQ:ANDE) announced a quarterly dividend on Monday, May 13th, Wall Street Journal reports. Shareholders of record on Monday, July 1st will be paid a dividend of 0.17 per share by the basic materials company on Monday, July 22nd. This represents a $0.68 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.32%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, June 28th.
Andersons has raised its dividend payment by an average of 5.6% per year over the last three years and has increased its dividend annually for the last 4 consecutive years. Andersons has a payout ratio of 36.2% indicating that its dividend is sufficiently covered by earnings.
Get Andersons alerts: ANDE traded down $0.34 during trading on Monday, hitting $29.25. 231,012 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 110,458. The stock has a market capitalization of $987.12 million, a P/E ratio of 20.86 and a beta of 1.22. The company has a quick ratio of 0.40, a current ratio of 1.30 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.98. Andersons has a 12-month low of $27.62 and a 12-month high of $41.70.
Andersons (NASDAQ:ANDE) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Monday, May 6th. The basic materials company reported ($0.16) earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.17 by ($0.33). The firm had revenue of $2.08 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.78 billion. Andersons had a net margin of 0.65% and a return on equity of 4.34%. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 227.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned ($0.06) EPS.
Several equities research analysts have weighed in on ANDE shares. TheStreet raised shares of Andersons from a “c” rating to a “b” rating in a research report on Thursday, February 14th. BidaskClub cut shares of Andersons from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, March 6th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $41.33.
In other news, Director Michael J. Anderson sold 1,761 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, March 15th. The shares were sold at an average price of $35.36, for a total value of $62,268.96. Following the completion of the sale, the director now directly owns 411,961 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $14,566,940.96. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website . Also, insider Corbett J. Jorgenson sold 750 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, February 25th. The stock was sold at an average price of $37.34, for a total transaction of $28,005.00. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now directly owns 14,796 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $552,482.64. The disclosure for this sale can be found here . Insiders have sold a total of 6,611 shares of company stock valued at $238,853 in the last three months. 5.00% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.
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The Andersons, Inc, an agriculture company, operates in the grain, ethanol, plant nutrient, and rail sectors in the United States and internationally. The company’s Grain segment operates grain elevators; stores grains; and provides grain marketing, risk management, and corn origination services to its customers and affiliated ethanol facilities.
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