You, Your Business, and Your Town, West Plains

The Untapped Potential of Business Growth in West Plains

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Invisible Potential!

Every business owner in West Plains is unquestionably  looking for ways to sell more product or service.  it makes no real difference to those business owners whether their customers are local or not. After all, money is money! But, what if the area is saturated in your line of work?  What if there just aren’t any more customers from West Plains to take on?  Does that mean the end of business growth?  By all means, no!  There are plenty of people residing in this general area who would be willing to drive a few extra miles to West Plains to find what they need if they can’t find it in Willow, Cabool, Mountain View, etc.  Woudn’t it be great to attract them all to buy in West Plains? And wouldn’t it be a great boost to for our local economy if more people  from nearby areas made their purchases here?  Certainly, it would! Think about what all the extra business could do for Howell County in general.  More money flowing into more local businesses from outside the area means more money in  everyone’s pocket who works here.  The owners of businesses drawing in outside customers would be increasing their bottom line.  Increasing the bottom lines translates into higher pay, and creates a potential creation for new job opportunities. That is economic stimulus, and we, the business owners are capable of being the stimulators!

A Higher Standard of Living in West Plains

If every West Plains based business increased its revenues by increasing its sales to customers who bring their

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Livin’ Large in West Plains

money from outside of the local area, the standard of living in West Plans would blossom.  Why?  Because there would be more money in West Plains than there was before. How could we all begin to target more customers from beyond our town?  There is a great and under utilized marketing tool available to us all, and it’s called…..the internet!

SEO – Search Engine Optimization

We all know how to make use of the internet to some extent, but we all could really set the stage for a stronger economy if we each took part in  learning to take full advantage of the power of search engine optimization to drive up our own business levels.  Imagine the economic results that could come to West Plains if every business increased its sales volume by 10% by selling to new non West Plains customers.


Think its not possible?  Think again.

Content marketing is the practice of properly integrating carefully worded content into your website.   Google latches onto it, and that results in the website being put at the top of the Google search results for those targeted key words.  There is a pseudo-science to that type of content marketing, called “on-page search engine optimization”.

You can learn more at our March 18 Workshop

Pwest plainslease join us on Tuesday March 18th from 6 to 8 pm at the OzSBI building.  We will be presenting a thought provoking workshop about how to integrate content marketing strategy into your website.  A well implemented content marketing strategy targets and draws specific customers to your business.  Your website gives you the power to show your potential customers that you already have what they need, before they even leave home.

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Hi! I'm a blogging enthusiast and coach. I specialize in content creation, SEO and teaching others the fine art of blogging. My credentials are: BS Electrical Engineering Ohio State University 1979, Engineer, Small Business Owner, Entrepreneur and Content Marketer Extraordinaire!

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  1. Heya! I just wanted to ask if you ever have any issues with hackers?
    My last blog (wordpress) was hacked and I ended up losing many months of hard work due to no backup.
    Do you have any methods to protect against hackers?

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