Branding is a communication strategy that is crucial to your business’s success. Your brand is your business’s identity and it can influence how you are viewed by your customers. Your small business doesn’t need to be world famous, but everything from your logo to your slogan to the vehicle that you drive should communicate a consistent message about who you are.
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Some Branding Quotes from Steve Jobs
(All quotes via Brainy Quote.) “Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren’t used to an environment where excellence is expected.” “Sometimes when you innovate, you make mistakes. It is best to admit them quickly, and get on with improving your other innovations.” “Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while. That’s because they were able to connect experiences they’ve had and synthesize new things.” “Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.”
To develop your company’s brand, you need to ask some of the follow questions:
- What’s your company name? An effective company name gives a strong first impression. Customers often memorize business names look them up in search engines. If your company’s name is hard to spell, consider placing Google AdWord bids on common misspellings. Naming your company is actually a more tedious job than most people think, but use your imagination. The best creative names are often the most simple.
- What does your business do? The products or services that you provide should be specifically defined to the customer. Highlight the benefits of your business help solve customer problems. A good brand always motivates the customer and thereby earns loyalty — increasing the chance for repeat business and referrals.
- How do you define your niche? Define proper and accurate keywords which would help to find your business in a search directory and also point out the benefits and offerings different from your competitor to make uniqueness. Niche branding plays a major role in the business success almost for small or large, both online or offline. Niche branding is also called as “narrow branding” which connects your customer and prospects in a targeted way that focuses on their needs and not on you or your product.
- Who is your target audience? To find your target audience, consider everyone who purchase including the buyer, the influencer and the end-user. This could be identified with a marketing persona for each market segment. Defining your brand to the right target market will help to boost up the overall effectiveness which will convert prospects into customers.
Collectively, all these above questions will help you generate a brand identity, in turn turning your company into a superhero and separating you from your competitors!
These are some very helpful and valuable tips left behind for small businesses to use and improve their communication, reach and identity to the public. You can never be too small of a business to brand yourself. You certainly have to be different from the rest, establish an impression and get to know what your customers want and then follow up by delivering to their needs. But of course, marketing is always the number one factor that can make or break any business and that has to be solid.