How much revenue should you allocate to marketing?

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As the year draws to a close, it’s the perfect time to reflect on your business goals and set your sights on the future. One of the most obvious and essential objectives for any business is finding ways to increase sales.

In the hustle and bustle of daily operations, marketing can sometimes be the first casualty when it comes to time and expenses.

While sales efforts are crucial, it’s important to remember that they heavily rely on generating leads. This is where marketing steps in as a vital component of your business, providing the necessary fuel to keep it running and contributing to ongoing overhead costs.

However, ignoring marketing, both direct and digital, can be a risky move. It’s recommended that businesses allocate between 2% and 5% of their turnover to marketing efforts.

While many bulk mail marketing strategies may not yield immediate results, having a well-thought-out plan in place is essential for long-term success. Neglecting marketing can lead to problems when regular clients drop off for various reasons, leaving your business in a vulnerable position.

Setting clear goals and establishing methods for measuring the effectiveness of your marketing strategies is another critical aspect of marketing.

This includes tracking metrics like the number of new clients acquired, increases in turnover, and the evaluation of every lead that enters your business.

Understanding the type of leads you attract through letterbox distribution efforts, alongside conversion rates, is essential. Honest feedback on why some leads didn’t convert into sales is invaluable – was it due to pricing, response time, or a misalignment between your services and their needs?

This continuous feedback loop enables you to make informed decisions and adapt your strategies to fuel business growth effectively.

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