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Marketing Budget For Small Businesses 

Forbes 3.6.15 | written by Joe Apfelbaum read article

A Smart Marketing Budget is one of the Most Important Things You Can Do for Your Company. So Why Are So Many Small Businesses Scared of It?

What are my needs? | What are you currently paying to play? | How fast can I afford to grow? | Am I able to take the risk? | How do I minimize my risk?

A Guide to Finding and Telling Your Brand Story

We want to see your marketing and messaging succeed. Whether it is video, blog, photo, or social, story format can connect you to your customers. So how do you tell a great story?

We’ve created a guide to get you started with 5 devices for shaping your own story. → get your free guide from Yarn Media | Rob Burke, Founder


Members, post your marketing questions or comments in our private Facebook group.


Dan Started a Podcast


In a Digital World, an Ad Agency Proud to Be Traditional | dan altenbernd, COO | 6.30.2016

Here at H2M, we have always believed, and will continue to believe until proven otherwise, that advertising success is based on solid strategy and planning, not on tactics. We work with our clients to create advertising solutions that fit their budget, and we use our fair share of “shiny objects”... but only when the strategy calls for them. → read more 




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Dan Altenbernd | COO/Partner

Signage | Decals | Digital Printing | Design

Custom Graphics, Inc

Zach Paxton | Vice President

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KQLX Radio

Terry Loomis | Gen Mgr

Digital Media | Tech Marketing

Connect Labs

Brian Larry | Co-Founder

Photography | Videography | Design Studio

Thuen Studios

Scott Thuen | Owner

Promotional Products | Awards | Gifts

ArtCo Promotional Products

Barry Dresser President

Printing | 3D | Business Services

The UPS Store

Debby Jaeger | Owner

Digital Marketing | SEO | Web Design

AdShark Marketing

Rick Berg | Founder and CEO

Web Design | App Development


Josh Christy | Founder and CEO

Print Media | Magazine Advertising

Spotlight Media

Mike Dragosavich | CEO and Founder

Digital Advertising | Daily Deals | Direct Media

Monitor Mktg | SaveCoin

Stu Stockmoe | President

Creative Video Production

Yarn Media

Rob Burke | Owner

Connect Labs | Brian Larry

How does it work? We make it easy.

Your guests connect to your WiFi with their social media, email, or phone number. You use that data to connect with them later. Are Tuesdays slow? Send out a promotion. Have a special event coming up? Tell your customers about it.

Why spend your marketing budget trying to capture first-time customers when you could spend just a few minutes a month generating repeat business from guests who already know you?

Marketing Support

My Professional Concierge   Kathey Llewellyn

We will sit down with you and decide what your business is needing and put together the best plan for you.  We can attend networking meetings for you, keep up with your LinkedIn page or Facebook page, meet with clients, create databases, visit local businesses with your message, direct mailings, help with newsletters.... Whatever your business needs to get your brand out there.

Here at Fargo INC!, we want to tell the best business stories the area has to offer, but sometimes the hardest part is just knowing what stories to tell. That's why we're enlisting your help in identifying FM business stories that might fit one of the following descriptions:

  • someone who failed in business, learned from the experience, and went on to start another, more successful business
  • any businesses with an interesting office space or work culture
  • an established businessperson in an industry who would be willing to mentor an up-and-comer in the same industry
  • any and all area entrepreneurs/startups whose company or idea deserve attention
  • any business and networking events you'd like us to include on our monthly events calendar
  • an area business leader who you think would be a good fit for our monthly "Local Leader" segment - this is typically  reserved for more general business advice and guidance
  • a prominent businessperson in the area who might be deserving of a cover story feature
  • any interesting stories about business education (K-12 & post-secondary), as well as any collaborative efforts between schools and area businesses
  • any businesses with Fargo ties doing business nationally & internationally
  • good places to hold meetings in town
  • business reading suggestions
  • any public policy-related issues affecting area and state-wide business

Nate Mickelberg    Editor - Fargo INC!

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