Marketing Resources for small businesses

The corporate marketing world is very different to that of a small business, as you would expect. However, there are huge learnings that we can take from our experiences within the corporate sector. Over the last three years or so, I have through necessity, embarked upon a journey of discovering some great and I am really pleased to share some of the useful marketing resources I have found for small businesses, which often are free of charge or available at a small price.

I hope that they will be helpful in moving your business forward. Below there is a quick summary of some tools to help you deploy engaging email campaigns, build interesting creative and source great content.

Let me know what you think and if you would add any other tools to the mix!

Marketing resources - Canva - Design solutions for small businesses


If you would like to design some leaflets or social media assets then try Canva, a very simple and easy to use design tool. To find out more visit:

Marketing resources - CIM - The home of marketing.

Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM)

The worlds leading professional Marketing body. Offering a wealth of information and marketing resources. To find out what is hot and what is not in the world of marketing check out the CIM website at:

The Content Marketing Institute the home of all things content.

Content Marketing Institute

If you are stuck on what to write about in your marketing activity and campaigns then why not check out the Content Marketing Institute. To help fuel your inspiration why not check out the website at:

Marketing Resources - Families magazine, a great local publication and a good way to connect with this audience.

Families Magazine

Founded in 1990 this is a great place to discover what’s going on in the local area, find great local businesses and see interesting content. Covering the East of the Thames Valley including Maidenhead, Windsor, Cookham, etc. To find out more visit:

Marketing Resources - Getty Images, a great source of photography.

Getty Images

It is key that if you use images for your marketing you have the right to use them. Getty images are one of the worlds largest image bank. To find out more visit:

Small business marketing resources - Hootsuite, a great social media scheduling tool.


If you are looking for a great tool to help schedule your social media, then look no further than Hootsuite. It is really simple to use and will integrate across most of your social media channels. To find out more visit:

Small business marketing resources - Mail Chimp - the email deployment tool.


Mail Chimp is a really easy to use tool to help you manage your client data and distribute your monthly emails, free for those with up to 2,000 subscribers. To find out more visit:

Small business - marketing resources Survey Monkey, a great way to understand your target audience.


Is a great, easy to use tool that will help you to gain insight into your customers. There are some limitations as to how you can design your survey with the free version but an easy tool to use. To find out more visit:

Do get in touch if I can help with training or getting you set up on some of these great marketing resources for small businesses.

Sophie Comas

A highly successful self-motivated and results driven, senior marketing professional. My passion lies within developing and delivering marketing solutions which make a difference in today's complex digital market place. A marketeer with a strong academic background and broad ranging level of experience working with small businesses and in the travel and hospitality sector, across the Thames Valley, I love a challenge!

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