Congratulations on starting your own decorative concrete business! Advertising is crucial to attracting clients and building a strong customer base. Here are the first steps you should take to effectively promote your new venture. Remember, CTi has the ability to either assist you in these functions or complete them for you:

Develop a Clear Brand Identity:

  • Business Name and Logo: Choose a memorable name that reflects your services and create a professional logo. Consistency in branding is key.
  • Slogan or Tagline: Craft a catchy slogan or tagline that summarizes what sets your business apart. CTi uses both “Concrete Is Our Canvas” and “Bringing Design and Beauty to Concrete”

    Create a Professional Website:
  • Domain and Hosting: Register a domain name that reflects your business name. Invest in reliable web hosting.
  • Website Design: Hire a professional web designer or use website builders to create an attractive, user-friendly site. Ensure it’s mobile-responsive.
  • Content: Include essential information such as services offered, contact details, pricing (if applicable), and high-quality images of your work.
  • Search Engine Optimization (SEO): Optimize your website for search engines by using relevant keywords, meta descriptions, and regularly updating content.

    Establish an Online Presence
  • Social Media: Create profiles on popular platforms like Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest. Share images and videos of your concrete projects. Engage with your audience and respond to comments.
  • Google My Business: Claim and optimize your Google My Business listing to appear in local searches.

    Develop a Marketing Plan
  • Identify Your Target Audience: Determine who your ideal clients are and tailor your marketing efforts to reach them.
  • Unique Selling Proposition (USP): Highlight what makes your decorative concrete business unique and better than competitors.
  • Budget: Set a realistic budget for advertising and marketing efforts.

    Online Advertising
  • Pay-Per-Click (PPC) Advertising: Consider running PPC campaigns on platforms like Google Ads and social media. Target keywords related to decorative concrete services in your area.
  • Social Media Advertising: Create targeted ads on platforms like Facebook and Instagram to reach potential customers. CTi’s Advertising Package, included in most Dealership packages, provides this type advertising to get your business up and running quickly.

    Content Marketing
  • Blog: Start a blog on your website to showcase your expertise in decorative concrete. Write informative articles about the benefits, design ideas, and maintenance of decorative concrete.
  • Video Marketing: Create video content, such as tutorials, project showcases, or client testimonials, to engage your audience.

    Networking and Partnerships
  • Local Networking: Join local business organizations and attend industry events to meet potential clients and partners.
  • Collaborations: Partner with local contractors, landscapers, or interior designers who may recommend your services.

    Online Reviews and Testimonials
  • Encourage Reviews: Ask satisfied clients to leave reviews on Google, Yelp, and other relevant platforms.
  • Case Studies: Showcase successful projects as case studies on your website.

    Measure and Adjust
  • Analytics: Use tools like Google Analytics and social media insights to track the performance of your advertising efforts.
  • Feedback: Listen to client feedback and adjust your marketing strategies accordingly.

    Remember that building a solid online presence and reputation takes time. Consistency and persistence in your advertising efforts are essential. As your business grows, you can expand your marketing strategies and explore new opportunities to reach a wider audience.