Is there a good way to get free advertising that works? I purchased a new small groom shop in the Dallas area?

by tyankee7 on August 30, 2011

Post your WANT. It’s like Craigslist, but reversed. And really different. At Ubokia, you’re the rockstar. Post exactly what you want and sellers respond to you. Only talk to sellers you choose.

Question by matthewasaclark: Is there a good way to get free advertising that works? I purchased a new small groom shop in the Dallas area?
It has a good location just need some exposure.

Best answer:

Answer by ryan 7
There is a franchised advertising sheet up here in Canada that’s called Coffee News that has cheap advertising. When they have introductory pricing in my area it’s like $ 180 for 13 insertions for an approx. 2″X3′ block ad. This paper gets distributed to all the coffee shops in our area, even some Macdonalds have carried them. http://www.coffeenewsusa.com

What do you think? Answer below!

Bethenny August 30, 2011 at 4:04 am

Congrats on your new biz. My advice is to get a website if you don’t already have one, with excellent hosting services. I would also join your local chamber of commerce. I networked at my chamber, and got many more clients that way… It’s a fun group (in my city, anyway) and we meet about 1x a month. Most chambers will help you with advertising, mailing, etc for a minimal (or no) cost…Best of luck to you!

Just Amber August 30, 2011 at 4:14 am

vistaprint.com has free business cards and postcards.
also do flyers, hook up with a walmart or walgreens ect. and do a “low cost” grooming day at their location and pass out your business card or flyers then. Give business cards or flyers out to vets with a discount coupon for their clients.

kramerdnewf August 30, 2011 at 5:08 am

See if you can hook up with some vets in your area that don’t have a groomer in house. Leave business cards behind and offer to co-refer by taking their cards too.

Craigslist will let you list under services – not sure if it’s 100% free.

Start a referral program for your current customers. Offer to do a free/reduced price grooming for them if they send you a new customer.

RYAN C August 30, 2011 at 5:15 am

i just found a deal on ebay and they are local
they are doing a website, logo, envelope, letterhead , and thanks you design – all for $ 150 for me at http://www.rentingindfw.com

this is them:
http://search.ebay.com/_W0QQsassZcovmedia

tell them ryan sent ya

craigslist.com
backpage.com
kijiji.com
oodle.com

check with your local vet and shelters

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