How much should I spend on Marketing?

Is there a certain percentage I should be spending of my profit?

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Lisa Ormenyessy

Lisa Ormenyessy Business Coach and Marketing Specialist at

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This is a depend...

If you are spending money on your marketing and you are not getting a ROI Stop!

If you are spending money on your marketing and getting a high ROI - spend as much as you can.

It's all relative.

John Eustace

John Eustace Principal / Communications and Media Strategist at

10% Offline and Direct Marketing

There is a school of thought that suggests 10% of gross (projected) for a start up reducing to around 6% of actual after you have reached critical mass (say by year 3).

However, I have also seen sound business cases based on double these amounts, so it depends on your competitive environment, market maturity plus the type of business you are in as well as your marketing operatives over time.