6 Oct, 2017

StartUp Weekend New Haven 2017

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Save the Date - October 20-22 Techstars Startup Weekend is a 54-hour event where attendees learn how to build a company in a weekend. Since 2007, Techstars Startup Weekend has taken place in over 150 countries with more than 200,000 alumni. Participants take their product or business idea to the next level and join in a [...]

5 Sep, 2017

How to Combat Showrooming

By | 2017-09-08T17:53:56+00:00 Sep 09, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Hundreds more retailers have filed for bankruptcy in 2017 -- a 100% increase over 2016. This represents an enormous cultural shift in the way consumers shop, the impact of which is devastating to both local communities and their small business owners. Many industry experts blame showrooming for this trend. Showrooming occurs when consumers use retail locations [...]

4 Aug, 2017

The Summer Reading List

By | 2017-08-04T10:53:38+00:00 Aug 08, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

1001 Ways to Market Yourself and Your Small Business, by Lisa Shaw - this little book is a fast-paced, fun read and covers just about every marketing tactic pre-1997. Good sage, basic marketing advice. Especially relevant for today's marketing environment, I promise you'll find creatively genius ideas that you've never thought of. (The) Creative Habit: Learn [...]

12 Apr, 2017

Using Referrals for Your Small Business Marketing

By | 2017-04-12T16:09:09+00:00 Apr 04, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |

Lately I've had the wonderful good fortune to get several substantial referrals from my colleagues and local network. I'm sure you too have been asked "Who do you use for [service/product]?" I've begun making a serious effort both to receive and give high quality referrals to the people I like to do business with and who [...]

8 Mar, 2017

Speak and Ye Shall Get Clients

By | 2017-03-08T12:24:45+00:00 Mar 03, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Jerry Seinfeld's joke said it best "According to most studies, people's number one fear is public speaking. Number two is death. Death is number two. Does that sound right? This means to the average person, if you go to a funeral, you're better off in the casket than doing the eulogy." Huh?!?!?   So, why is that the [...]

28 Dec, 2016

Start 2017 with a Small Business Marketing SWOT!

By | 2016-12-28T21:28:05+00:00 Dec 12, 2016|Categories: Blog, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |

That's right -- a SWOT. This tried and true academic exercise can reveal much about your small business. It helps in several ways not the least of which is that it forces you to take the outsider's perspective about your own business. This objective way of strategically analyzing your business through the lens of a rigid [...]

23 Feb, 2016

Welcome to Affordable Marketing Solutions

By | 2016-11-14T19:08:37+00:00 Feb 02, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

Affordable, accessible marketing for all!™ Affordable Marketing Solutions LLC is a Connecticut-based collaborative agency network of national independent small business marketing specialists, designers, SEO/internet gurus, website creation, copywriters, PR pros, printers, videographers, mailhouse services, photographers & more — all hand-selected, proven professionals in their fields.   Since 2007 AMS has been helping entrepreneurs, small business owners [...]

27 Feb, 2014

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27 Feb, 2014

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27 Feb, 2014

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By | 2014-02-27T00:59:31+00:00 Feb 02, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized|

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