Marketing & Business Assistance
It's easy to get so wrapped up in the day to day challenges of running a business, that we all forget to take a look at the basics.
Can your potential customers find you?
Review how your customers will get to know you. Do you have a website, or do you need one, we can help if you do. Are you using Social Media, if not, why? Are you using a land phone line or a cell phone? Search for your business on-line and see if you can find yourself. If you have a tough time, will your potential customers be successful or become frustrated and move on?
Are you building a customer database?
When you earn a customer, don't lose them. At that very first transaction collect a mailing address and email address. Keep in touch often. Mail birthday cards, holiday cards, information about special events. Keep it professional and focused. Use both snail mail and email for variety. Don't over do it, more than weekly contact is too much.
Do you have consistent hours?
If you post an opening and closing time, stick to it. Customers expect you to be there when you say you will. Don't disappoint them, they may not come back.
Is your entry way welcoming and inviting?
Take a minute and walk through your front door, not the back door you always go in. Does your entry way invite customers to come in? Flower pots, lights, flags, are all inviting. Graffitti, trash, dirty windows, and old posters are not.
Are your windows fresh and clean?
Your window displays should be changed often and should show your current merchandise. Of course, the glass needs to be shiny clean so folks can see your display. If you need help learning how to put together effective window displays, just let us know. There are several pros downtown that would be happy to help.
Are you appealing to all of the senses of your shoppers?
That's pretty easy if you are a bakery or restaurant, but not so easy if you are a bookstore or antique store. Be sure your store smells fresh and appealing.
Do you need professional help?
That may sound like a loaded question, but it's not meant to be. Every business owner needs help along the way. Do you need to hire a bookkeeping firm? Are you going to hire a new employee and need help with interviewing or have human resource questions? Do you need to talk with a banker to review your business loan? There are a variety of needs and we have advocates from various firms that would be happy to sit down and speak with you. We'd be happy to make a recommendation.
CLICK HERE to register for Pocatello's Annual 4th of July Parade! Thank you!
Shop, Dine & Play in Old Town Pocatello
Old Town Pocatello, Inc.
420 N Main St
Pocatello, ID 83204
4th of July Parade Registration Now Open! CLICK HERE to register for Pocatello's Annual 4th of July Parade! Thank you!
Portneuf Valley Farmers Market Now Open!
The premier farmers market in our area is now open from 9am to 1pm every Saturday through October 26. The Market is also open every Wednesday from May 22 to Aug 28 from 5-8pm in conjunction with Revive @ 5. Located at the Old Town Pavilion, 420 N. Main St.
Revive @ 5 Wednesday Summer Concerts
May 22 thru
The Bannock Civitan Club is proud to present Revive @ 5 featuring live music, great food, cold beverages and family fun every Wednesday from 5-8pm at the Old Town Pavilion. Admission is free!
First Friday Art Walk
The June First Friday Art Walk will be held in locations throughout Old Town on Friday June 7. The festivities will begin at 5pm and will include local and regional art, live music, food, wine tasting and more. Plan now to come stroll through Old Town and enjoy the charm of our monthly Art Walk!
Oldies Rod & Custom Car Show
The Oldies Rod & Custom Car Show will return to Main Street on Saturday, June 8 from 9am to 3pm. Vehicle registration is now open. All vehicles must be pre-registered by May 31. Click here for registration details.
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