How Much Time Do You Spend Marketing Your Business? [Poll]

How Much Time Do You Spend Marketing Your Business?

You know it’s important — whether you use social media, local advertising or pass out business cards at the local Kiwanis Club.

It also may be tough if you’d rather be refining your product or service, filling orders or attending to just about anyone of the thousand other details that go along with operating a small business. But like it or not, especially in the beginning, you need to spend some time marketing to get your business off the ground.

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Once you’ve delighted some customers, of course, they’ll spreading your name around — through word of mouth, the very best marketing there is. But in the beginning, it’s all up to you!

A survey by Constant Contact, recently, suggested the average small business spends up to 20 hours a week on marketing. How does this compare to your experience? So let us know:

How Much Time Do You Spend Marketing Your Business?

Take a minute to answer our poll and check back often to see how the votes are stacking up for or against your choice.

How Much Time Do You Spend Marketing Your Business?

  • 20 hours per week (28%, 144 Votes)
  • Who has time for marketing? (24%, 124 Votes)
  • 5 hours per week (21%, 106 Votes)
  • 10 hours per week (18%, 94 Votes)
  • 15 hours per week (9%, 46 Votes)

Total Voters: 514

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Shawn Hessinger Shawn Hessinger is the Executive Editor for Small Business Trends and a professional journalist with more than 20 years experience in traditional and digital media for trade publications and news sites. He is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists and has served as a beat reporter, columnist, editorial writer, bureau chief and managing editor for the Berks Mont Newspapers.

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  1. I think the answers to choose from would be better placed if they were described in percentages of a work week because not all businesses answering this poll work 40 hour work weeks. Any of them could range from 1 hour per week to 100 hours per week. The results can’t really educate viewers or provide insight to how much advertising time is spent when it’s quantified with discreet numbers. However, a percentage based value system can do the opposite effect because it’s relational.

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