As a business owner, you want your company to succeed. Investing in marketing is vital to that success, but many small businesses can't splurge on — or spare the time for — high-priced advertising campaigns. A report by Brandmuscle, local marketing software company, found that nearly half of the 860 small businesses surveyed spend $5,000 or less on marketing each year, and one-third spend less than 10 percent of their time on marketing activities. To make the most of your time and money, here are five effective local marketing tactics that are easy and affordable for your small business.

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