Tightwad Marketing

An independent guide to free and cheap small business advertising and marketing

John Kuraoka, a project of www.kuraoka.com


Advertising and
marketing advice

and links

About me ...
and this website


Welcome to the new home of Tightwad Marketing, an independent, unaffiliated guide to free and cheap advertising and marketing solutions for small business.

Here, you’ll find articles and worksheets that will help you promote your business or build your business website, cheaply and effectively. You’ll also find my personal reviews of the web’s best free and cheap marketing resources, from business cards to website hosts, as well as recommendations on how to make the most of them.

As for me, I have nearly 30 years of experience creating and implementing advertising and marketing campaigns. I have advised Fortune 500 corporations as well as entrepreneurs, and have helped them achieve sales, market share, and growth. I have presented half-day small business marketing workshops for the SBA, and I have guest-lectured on advertising at the college level.

I believe that dumb marketing is an expense and smart marketing is an investment. Furthermore, smart marketing doesn’t have to cost more than dumb marketing. Smart marketing on a small budget - that’s Tightwad Marketing.

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