Small businesses with limited marketing budgets need to be strategic about how they spend their time and resources. Inbound marketing is an approach that helps you get more out of your campaigns without spending more money. Below, we’ll talk about why every small business needs inbound marketing and which tools you can start using today to take advantage of the benefits of this approach to marketing.
Have you heard about HubSpot's CRM? It really is free and it really is awesome.
I'm running across more and more prospects every day who are using large, costly CRM's like Microsoft Dynamics and Salesforce. And while these are certainly good products, they are just too robust for most of the companies I deal with.
Is it possible to conduct effective marketing campaigns with free tools (freemium resources)?
I think the answer to this is yes, but I don't believe this can be your long-term strategy. Instead, this path should only be taken in order to prove the value of certain tools with little to no financial risk. Once value is proven, then the more complete, paid versions of these tools should be purchased and implemented (if they exist).