June 4, 2020  
 
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Marketing an Environmental Training Business

The value and earning capacity of an environmental training business largely depends on the quality of its marketing efforts. But great marketing takes a lot more than hanging a shingle and hoping for the best.

Looking for the right marketing mix for your environmental training business? That's becoming a common theme these days, especially in this market sector.

The marketplace is constantly shifting to accommodate consumer demand and that means businesses need to adapt their marketing requirements accordingly. The consistent application of solid marketing principles is one of the few business requirements that has stayed the same.

Directories

Directories are a common tool for finding an environmental training business. When all of your competitors are listed in a directory, you have no choice in the matter. To keep pace, competitive businesses must include the same directories in their plans for marketing environmental training businesses in a region or territory. Although there are plenty of free directory opportunities out there, some directories charge a fee to include your business in their listing. Unless all of your major competitors are listed in a paid directory, it may be better to take a pass and redirect your funds toward other advertising venues. Some directories may also let you list more than your name and contact information, so be sure to ask whether your listing can include a logo and other information about your business.

Technological Expertise

The PR and marketing community has embraced technology with open arms, transforming basic marketing concepts into sophisticated, tech-driven systems and solutions. One of the things that needs to be considered by environmental training businesses is the need to increasingly incorporate technological marketing solutions into the marketing mix. Despite the initial cost associated with many technological solutions, the long-term payoff for the right technologies almost always outweighs the upfront expense.

Improving Customer Loyalty

Savvy entrepreneurs target customer loyalty as a cornerstone of strategic planning. In environmental training businesses, customer acquisition can be achieved by tapping into the resources of third-party mailing list providers. But as your customer base grows, you'll also need to develop programs that reward customer loyalty. Get it right and each new customer will represent a step forward in your company's growth; blow it and you'll end up struggling to acquire new customers just to maintain a breakeven revenue position.

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