Instead, let me share some of the proven, low-cost promotion strategies I’ve learned in my 10+ years as an entrepreneur running six-figure companies. Business potential – Can your business potentially make money if you rank highly for a given keyword? Create (or improve) your Google Business pageIf you have a physical business, a Google Business Profile (GBP) will help you show up on Google searches and in Google Maps—which is how most people find local businesses these days. Read our guide to optimizing your Google Business Profile for more info. Final thoughtsNow you know the five proven step-by-step methods to advertise your small business on a budget.