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Small Business Advertising In Charlotte: Consumers Ready To Spend

Nov 13, 2020 6:47:54 AM / by Larry Julius & Bob McCurdy

There is positive news for the 92,000 small businesses in the Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC metro area.  A majority of consumers say they are ready to start shopping again.

A lifestyle survey just released from Nielsen indicates 53% of Americans believe that despite the continuing pandemic, life is beginning to normalize, and they are likely to resume typical activities.  Nielsen refers to this majority as "Ready-To-Go".

According to the survey, Ready-To-Go consumers now perceive less risk, feel safer, and believe their cities are emerging from crisis.

The key takeaway for Charlotte small business owners is that Ready-To-Go consumers are significantly more likely to start shopping within 30 days than the total population.  These buyers, according to Nielsen, are looking to spend on home improvement, professional services, auto parts/repair, shopping, food & dining, and travel.

To capture a meaningful share of the money Ready-To-Go consumers will be spending requires local small business owners to advertise.  By almost every metric, advertising on Charlotte radio is the best advertising option.

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Topics consumer spending, radio advertising, small business, small business owner, roi, return on investment, small business marketing, small business advertising, retail spending, retail, retail sales, retail stores, retailer, advertise on radio, advertising ROI, consumer confidence

Keeping Your Charlotte Small Business Healthy During The Corona Crisis

Mar 16, 2020 3:29:25 PM / by Larry Julius & Bob McCurdy

The top concern of every Charlotte small business owner is the health and safety of their families and employees.  Local information and breaking news regarding the Coronavirus is available by clicking here.

Of course, a secondary concern is tending to the health of their business amid an overabundance of social and financial disruptions. 

There is one prescription that helped many Charlotte area businesses survive the Great Depression of 1929, the economic crash of 2009, and every recession in between.  The Rx for keeping a business healthy during chaotic times is to continue advertising.

The best example of how advertising can fend off tough times was shared by The New Yorker magazine financial columnist James Surowiecki.

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Topics best way to advertise, radio advertising, small business, small business owner, retail spending, retail, restaurant, retail stores, recession, corona, coronavirus, covid 19

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