«*It may cost to produce the advertisement such as business cards or fliers and in some cases you might have a small fee to set up a table, etc. but ...»
People are more apt to keep a magnetic business card compared to a regular one which gets shoved into a drawer or wallet. By having a magnetized card, your business is kept in front of the potential customer/client.
48. When you give gifts to family, friends, neighbors, co-workers etc. make sure you give them gifts from your own company!
These allow other people to see & touch your gift meaning FREE business exposure for you! (Plus, you bought the gift from yourself so you are saving money!)
49. Invite your spouse's co-workers over to your home for a little mingling party! Serve some refreshments or do a cookout BBQ and make sure you have a table set up with some product displays!
If you sell kitchen or food products, make sure you use them!
50. Do a neighborhood children's shopping party!
I do this before Christmas and again before Mother's Day. I invite the neighborhood kids to come by and shop for gifts for their parents and loved ones. They enjoy shopping on their own and parents enjoy a small break from the children!
To make this successful make sure the products you are offering are economical, I try to keep them under $25.00 each with most being around $10.00 each. Have a table set up with some inexpensive crafting supplies and let the children make their own greeting cards to go with the gifts they have purchased or have a gift wrapping table set up so they can personally wrap their gifts!
April Decheine is a the founder of Wahm Diva, a website for home based business owners and people looking to build a business from home She runs several blogs one of which is Life After A Corporate Downsize and owns Sunshine Travel