Here we are looking at a May like no other in recent history—and what better time for the nation to celebrate and support small business and its contribution to the U.S. economy? And here in Southwest Florida, you can be a part of Southwest Florida Business Today’s (SWFBT) 13th Annual “Salute To Small Business” FocusFeature in our upcoming May edition, delivered by May 1. Whether you’re a small, medium or large organization in this region, be a part of this special tribute to Small Business at this very special time.
In this tribute to small business tailored to the times, we will also publish your “COVID-19 SURVIVAL STORIES AND TIPS FOR SUCCESS” submissions where you can share your lessons-learned or important-info-to-share with other Southwest Florida business owners.
This issue provides an excellent opportunity to let our over 35,000 in-print and online readers know what your business has to offer them. Print distribution is to businesses-still-doing-business-with-other-businesses located in Cape Coral, Fort Myers, Estero, Bonita Springs and Naples. Due to the current circumstances, SWFBT is also bolstering its print edition distribution with additional online publication exposure in a variety of ways, as well as direct mail.
SWFBT is the only local publication solely devoted to the needs of the local business owner/operator. There’s two ways available to you to educate area business people more fully about your business in this special edition. One way is to write a guest column about your business, at no charge to you. The second way is through traditional advertising. There is no charge for guest columns; they run space-available and I think we are going to have higher than normal participation in this edition from our local business community
Guest column guidelines for this issue are as follows. First, we’re looking for original material. Second, in this issue it can be written by business owners/operators about their businesses. Third, we would like a 20-30 word “mini-bio” of the author (or the company) and we will print that in addition to contact information. If you have a headshot or company photo we can use, that would also be appreciated. The guest column for this issue should be around 300 words. Please send your guest column submission to email@example.com. It is due by 5pm W 4/15. As always, you do not have to advertise to get published.
Regular (non-themed) guest column submissions are also welcome.
Keeping in mind that we’re all trying to “stretch our budgets,” I am also offering the special black-and-white business card rate of $49 for this edition (regularly $59).
Other black-and-white ad prices and sizes include:
Full page $799: 10 in wide by 16 in high
Half $509: 10 in wide by 8 in high or 5 in wide by 16 in high
Quarter $369: 10 in wide by 4 in high or 5 in wide by 8 in high
Eighth $249: 5 in wide by 4 in high or 2.5 in wide by 8 in high
Sixteenth $119: 5 in wide by 2 in high or 2.5 in wide by 4 in high
Business Card $59: 3.25 in wide by 2 in high
ALSO FOR THIS ISSUE ONLY: Add $30 (regular price $40) to the business card ad for 4-color; add $50 (regular price $75) to all other sizes for 4-color.
Send all ad files to firstname.lastname@example.org. Specs are available here.
So take advantage of this well-timed opportunity to highlight YOU and YOUR BUSINESS–the deadline is coming up fast. Guest columns are due by 5pm Wed. April 15 and should be sent to email@example.com. Proof ads are due by 5pm Fri. April 17. We can take system-ready ad material up till noon Mon. April 20.
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Thank you for your consideration–I hope you’ll be submitting YOUR story in this very special edition! ; )
May you, your families and your workmates all stay safe, strong and healthy.
We will get through this, like so many times before—together.
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