“A Bookshelf Brand.” It sounds like it might be a compliment doesn't it? At first glance, you might think of the bookshelf as a place where you keep your important stories and reference resources. I can see how one could think that way, but I have a different idea in mind. To me, a bookshelf brand refers to brands that are inactive for any reason.
For many small business owners, they are the brand of their business. It's about you, as an individual. So what steps should you take to create an effective personal brand? Here are 10 tips.
It’s not enough just to have a website. Your website needs to generate leads and sales for your business. Doing that requires a strategic approach to the web, and there are some basic principles and guidelines you can follow to a successful online strategy.
Marketing people love to say that products don’t sell themselves. But priority number one should be on making a great product—and then using marketing to bring people to a product that is already great. If you do things in the right order, you’ll maximize your returns.
Small business entrepreneurs must have a plan. Too many small business people, however, don’t make enough time for strategic thinking and planning. Here are 5 simple tips to make sure you’re making the plans you need for your business’s future.
Customer acquisition is a major cost for any business, and there are a number of strategies you can use to tackle this problem. One alternative is the classic “Loss Leader” approach, getting customers in the door to buy your entry-level product.
For any business to succeed, it must offer value to its customers. A great value is what will bring customers back, and drive growth. An important factor in value is relevant benefits, which is how your product or service meets the needs and wants of customers.