There are many places where to advertise. There is the television, radio, newspaper, magazine and flayers. But now a days, advertising in blogs is getting popular. Why? Many people likes to read blogs and the more traffic the blog has, the more chances of your ads get noticed.
Let's face it, having a business is not that easy to handle. You also have to also compete with other businesses. And for your business to be noticeable, advertising is the answer. It will promote your products and/or services you offer. Some businesses cut back on advertising which for me is a no! no! How else would people know your special sales and promotions? If you will not advertise, customers might think that there is something wrong going on to your business or they might think that things are not going well.
If you are in the business industry, you should not lose hope if every thing in your business is falling apart. You have to think of strategies to attract customers. Be creative and be positive. But if you are not sure of what you are doing better consult experienced people, because they know how to make the buzz in the business and I am pretty sure that you will get the result you want.