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This page last updated May 6, 2017.
There are two major categories of resources you will find here both now and in the near future. They are under continuous expansion and editing :
1. General and specific marketing resources suitable for any small business:
2. Reference resources specifically designed to save antique dealers and collectors time by giving them access to a wide variety of reference materials and sites, such as:
Not all strategies are effective for every antique business. It is our intent to spell out the various options available to you, no matter what specialty business you are in. Many of the marketing tools available are free while others are very cost effective. We are ready to put our 30 plus years of antique marketing experience to use for you to find effective ways to improve your bottom line. or enhance your collecting experience.
Understand that true small business marketing success comes only after a reasonable investment of time and treasure and a clearly thought out 2 year and 5 year projection.
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contest is designed to benefit all entrants, no matter whether they
are official winners or not. The contest runs from January 1, 2017
until June 30,2017 and three winners will be announced on [July 4,
This contest is
open to all purveyors of antiques and collectibles; dealers,
auctioneers, show managers, estate liquidators, and consignment
shops. No purchase is required to enter the contest, but the entrant
is asked to fill out a very brief questionnaire which begins the
“win-win” part of the contest. The questionnaire gives us the
information we need to run a FREE technical analysis of your website,
a value of $50 offered at no cost to you. The analysis won't
solve any problems, but it will point out areas where you or your webmaster can improve
your internet results. This is provided at no cost to you, hidden or
otherwise, with no up-sell gimmick either.
Beside getting an absolutely free $50 analysis, what are the contest winners prizes? The three most compelling websites each will receive a $100 credit towards any purchase they make at our Ruby Lane shop.
Who decides the winners? I will pick
the 10 finalists and you, the participating contestants, will then have the opportunity to review the
finalists and vote on the three you feel are most deserving of the
contest couldn't be easier; simply complete the very short registration form below. Do it now, before you forget. Remember, this is NOT a
gimmick; there is absolutely no cost to you and we will never share
or sell your contact information .
What WILL we do
with your information? Beside needing the necessary basic
information to conduct your free analysis, we will send a periodic
emails no more frequently than once weekly with information I feel is
useful or informative to the antiques, art and collectibles market. So register now for the contest.
There is no “hook.” I took early retirement and have an unfulfilled need to keep working. This business gives me the opportunity to keep working and to 'give back' to the antique marketing industry that was so good to me for 30+ years.
are no hidden fees, no endless up-selling, no attempt to oversell
you with features you don't need. No "Make a fortune in a week" blather. I will make available products that I have found useful to me, but you are under no obligation to purchase them. They will only be made available in conjunction with our free resources and information, so we won't hound you with advertising messages.
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