How do I market my business?
You have taken care of all the components of starting your business: location selection, financing, business plan, staffers, and legal issues. Now all you need is the single most important element -- CUSTOMERS.
While simply opening your doors will bring in the occasional shopper, you will need to take a much more proactive approach to "marketing" your business. The Chamber itself can be very helpful by providing a variety of "networking" opportunities with other businesses and individuals from throughout the community.
Also, a number of Chamber members offer advertising, promotional, and public relations services designed to help you attract customers. Some are full-service marketing agencies, while others offer specific needs in your marketing mix; design, copywriting, media planning and buying, printing, audio and video production, and other communications tools. See below for a list of member businesses. Search the Chamber's Directory, for member businesses offering these and other services designed to help you find, and keep, customers.
Alliance Member Businesses
|A Logo for You
ARVI Advertising Specialities
Brand Planning, LLC
Brown Mouse Productions
CAW Marketing Services
Daily Press Media Group
Denise Augustine, Consultant
Direct Mail Workz
House and Home Magazine
|Howell Creative Group
Innovative Marketing Solutions, LLC
James River Audio Visual Services Corporation
Long Fella Holdings, Inc.
Madigan Pratt & Associates, Inc.
Minuteman Press of Williamsburg
Next Door Neighbors
Reel Media Printing Services, LLC
Virginia's Finest Chocolates
Vista Graphics, Inc./Hampton Roads Magazine
Wichmann Partners, LLC
WMBG AM 740 - Williamsburg's Radio Station
Worth Higgins & Associates
Wright Sign Service, Inc.
WYDaily & Hometown Radio