Marketing is one of the most central and important elements to any business. If you’re not engaging with and drawing in customers, then your business is pretty much doomed to fail from the very start. The problem that a lot of business find themselves with is that, while they understand that marketing is extremely important, they don’t realize just how broad and varied it is as a practice. They assume that there is perhaps only one “correct” way to market their business and try to pursue that, even if it’s not actually going to do them any good. In fact, the opposite is true; there are as many different ways to market a business as there are businesses themselves. Each one is unique and has its own advantages and disadvantages depending on the kind of business that you’re running. With that in mind, here are a few of the most common and effective forms of marketing and how they might help your business.