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A public relations campaign may be the best way to kick start the new business. It can help reach the target customer effectively. The best part is that it does not cost the entrepreneur too much.

An entrepreneur can approach a public relations specialist to guide the campaign for a new business. However, a small business owner may decide to write a press release and send it to the local newspapers on his own.

The first step in creating a successful public relation campaign for the new business is by determining the target market area. An entrepreneur will usually first try the traditional avenues such as weekly newspapers, daily newspapers, regional business journals, free about-town advertising fliers and chamber of commerce newsletters. A lot of entrepreneurs are now diveting into newer mediums for public relations such as podcasts and blogs.

Radio and television are also important markets for broadcasting public relations messages. A new business owner should try to get the message aired during the news reports on local television networks.

The message is the most important aspect of a press release campaign. An entrepreneur needs to determine where the news or announcement of the press release would best fit into. Sometimes, a press release announcing the opening of a new business or product will appear in the news section of the local paper and at other times it may appear in the feature section of the newspaper.

An entrepreneur could also seek the help of a public relations firm in coming up with suitable topics for public relation statements. An entrepreneur of a new business needs to decide before hand if the PR topic is going to make an announcement, communicate a change, state an opinion or revealing a finding.

An entrepreneur should remember to introduce a local angle into the PR material. Otherwise, a local newspaper may not pick up and publish the material about the new business opening.

An entrepreneur of a new business should send the press release to the local paper or TV station at least a day or two in advance. Many times, PR material sent very early in the campaign of a new business may get lost in the clutter of the new business.

A business owner sending out a press release about the opening of a new business should call the editors of the paper and let them know that they are sending a press release. In addition, the entrepreneur should ask the editor whether they would prefer to have the material faxed or emailed.

An entrepreneur of a new business should develop relationships with targeted publications. This will increase the likelihood of them being printed and publicized.

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