It might seem like you’re simply sharing some interesting or useful information with your readers. But the truth is, you’re doing much more than that; every blog post you write not only delivers content to your audience, but also shapes their perception of you, your brand, and your authority and expertise.
If you own or work for a B2B (business-to-business) company, you’ll want to know which types of content your prospects prefer. Right? What’s the point in spinning your wheels if your prospects and customers don’t read your stuff?
Many people, myself included, believe in the power of a strong brand. Brand positioning has influenced buying decisions for years and a company with a strong sense of their own brand and a commitment to authentically walking out that brand is at an advantage over their competitors.
An old marketing adage states that trying to attract customers without first drawing a picture of your target demographic is analogous to attempting to kill a fly with a cannon. The fly will most likely continue to drive you to the edge of crazy, and your wall will be in ruins. A no-win situation for all, right?
In the startup world there exists the myth of the “perfect idea.” Many entrepreneurs become so caught up in pursuit of this mythical event that they never take any action on the seemingly mundane or unoriginal ideas that they do have.
I jumped into the world of entrepreneurship a few years back, and it’s certainly been an interesting ride. Don’t let anyone fool you—business ownership requires a lot of hard work. No matter what you do, you’re going to make mistakes in the beginning. However, once you get all the wrinkles ironed out, the benefits of self-employment are numerous.
I’ll bet that most smaller businesses and nonprofits launch products, services, and programs without ever digging into the expected customer or user experience. They may or may not do the due diligence by researching their market’s reactions to names, descriptions, and visuals.
Launching a new start-up business is difficult and nerve-wracking even for those who know exactly what they’re getting into. For those who have never gone into business for themselves, the entire start-up process can be overwhelming.
Where is the best place for startups to, well, start up? GoodApril, a tax-planning startup based in San Francisco, compared maximum personal income tax, property tax, median tech-employee earnings, the cost of housing, and the cost of office space. Then they ranked the top seven startup cities in the US.
Once you’ve decided which foreign country you’d like to enter, it’s time to develop a strategy for how to successfully penetrate the market and create an immediate impact on sales for your business. Here are a few steps that I suggest taking to ensure you’re ready to take your business international.
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