There is nothing like sitting around a table and discussing ideas with other entrepreneurs! Having a strong peer network is essential to being self-employed. Entrepreneurs are highly-motivated and the positive energy from a give-and-take discussion is motivating.

Entrepreneurs share my discipline, self-determination and desire to succeed. Our reasons for starting our own business vary. The risks of entrepreneurship are large but so are the rewards. We do it because we must!

On Saturday, November 30th, America will celebrate Small Business Saturday, an initiative launched by American Express in 2010. It sits between Black Friday and Cyber Monday. At Next Stage Marketing, we are celebrating Small Business Saturday too!          Small-business-saturday-logo

Like you, we are a small business. At one time, we were successful cogs in a Fortune 500 world working with small businesses and large national chains on their media and marketing needs. Today we are risk-takers and adventurers?going where very few have gone before. We could have launched a traditional advertising agency but in our opinion, old media is just that—old! Online marketing is the leading edge. Forrester Research found that over 90% of purchasing decisions begin online. Our goal is to help other small businesses look good online and attract prospects to your website?not your competitors.

Navigating the online marketing landscape we utilize social media, email marketing, directories and search engines to build an online presence for our clients. We fill the gap between what you know about online marketing and getting it done!

While you prepare for Small Business Saturday and the holiday season selling spree that follows, remember that your customers are looking for you online. They research before they shop. If you don’t have a complete web presence, your competitor is stealing your business!

We support and promote other Small Businesses and want to take this opportunity to salute you, the entrepreneur, on this Small Business Saturday.