Customers crave a personalized experience and want to feel a sense of belonging. In an increasingly competitive and noisy marketplace, even small businesses need to have brands that feel big. Whether your business specializes in the accounting or hospitality industry, the same rules apply—the power of branding spans across industries, countries and company sizes to create meaning larger than its offerings.
While often overlooked or neglected, branding is just as important, if not more so, to smaller businesses. Relationships are key. Branding is your identity and reputation. It is the connection you have with your customer. Branding is how customers feel about you and what they say about you to others—a cornerstone to your business.
Don’t be fooled into thinking that branding is only reserved for the big companies with big budgets, branding is even more important for smaller businesses because customers expect it. And you depend on their business.
One of the biggest concerns of small business owners is finding their next customer. While Starbucks can afford to lose a few of its customers, a small business owner relies on new business and customer retention to maintain a successful operation and lifestyle. Losing customers could mean the loss of a much-needed vacation or the inability to hire extra staff. It is important to offset attrition with growth and actively pursue new business. Active branding, engagement and marketing will ease your worries and give you the assurance you need to differentiate and build your business.
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I'm glad you stopped by! It's time for an adventure. This blog is going to weave you through branding, take you over the hill to storytelling and make a pit stop at experience management, with many other destinations along the way. Are you up for it?
Before we dive right in, let me be clear; it does not matter if you are a solopreneur, small business or someone from Coca Cola reading this post. You have the power to build a big, meaningful brand, filled to the brim with purpose, great design and lots of stories to tell.
When I was thinking about my own brand the other day, I had an epiphany. The reason I love all-things-marketing is because I believe everyone has a unique voice, and it should be heard and understood. That is my why.
I never want a business owner (or anyone for that matter), who pours their heart and soul into their business, to feel that their brand is not being heard; that their voice is being muted by the big box stores; that they can't reach their audience; or that they don't have the tools to differentiate their brand. Or, that they don't deserve one... Believe it or not, your business means much more to your customer than your product or service offerings.
In my blog, I'll give you the tools. I'll take you through the ins-and-outs of infusing meaning into your brand, understanding the social motivations behind brand loyalty and how to tell an engaging story, all while staying true to your core values and your why.
I've got so much good stuff to share with you and hope you keep coming back for more, because you deserve to have a big brand too.