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The reality is…competition is here to stay. Many industries thrive on competition, regardless you need solid ways to stay ahead. There will always be competition waiting in the wings to entice your customers away from you. Yes, you are always going to have to be on the lookout for new ways to outsmart your competition. Here are 3 ways you can minimize the impact they have on your business and stand out from the crowd.
1. Integrate Unconventional Marketing Strategies
Standing out can be hard to do with so many businesses copying the marketing campaigns of their competitors. Of course, we all want to be successful, and when we see others using a solid method and prospering there’s a desire to hop on the train and enjoy the same success.
Rather than copying your competition, look for unique ways to advertise. Digital marketing is a great outlet. Like Synergy Web Systems most companies use…you guessed it social media as a key outlet to market their products. This can provide little to no return if things are not designed, written and targeted properly. Why not get high impact results by creating unique promotions targeting people who actually want to visit your Website? Don’t be afraid to be a little edgy, most people are desensitized now a days. Humor is always a great icebreaker too and can make a post or ad more memorable. Most companies just take the shotgun approach, therefore just blend in. Get your focus on your clients and give them something to remember.
2. Discover your Hidden Markets
Are your competitors are missing out on something! Look around until you discover what it is, and get a corner on that niche. It’s out there, Synergy Web Systems can even help you find it. Once you have discovered your gold mine, revise your ads, sales content, and Website to address the awesome new market you’ve discovered.
3. Become the Expert in your industry
We all respect the ideas and insight of someone who really knows their industry inside and out. Take the time to do more research, get to know all of the different aspects of your product…then emphasize it in your marketing campaigns. True knowledge can’t be overpowered. Your customers will know who the expert is.
Don’t have to put all of your eggs in one basket to target a single product, emphasize what your area of expertise is. Remember that people are wiling to pay more for quality! You may even want to raise your price, get customer testimonials, and find another expert to endorse you.
You don’t have to let the competition get one over on you, set your self up for success!
As always, Synergy Web Systems is here to help!
Getting your small business off the ground is a challenge to say the least. Here are some good tips which will prepare you for running a successful small business.
This is where it all begins – the foundation for a successful business. Know exactly what direction you are heading. What will the business ‘look’ like in the future? How will you know when your business is a success? When you wake up in the morning, do you know what actions you have to take to get you on the road to success? We have found that having a plan really works. Go beyond just writing down your goals, identify what steps you need to take to achieve them.
Take Action Everyday
The difference between successful businesses and failures comes down to the actions you take. Successful people do the things they do, not because they like doing them… They do it because they like the results. Failures are the people who know what they have to do but never do it. Successful small business owners take action on their ideas. Let go of the fear of failure and allow yourself to grow and learn.
There is a saying that guidance is the breakfast of champions. During the early days you must continually seek guidance in all aspects of your business. What works? What doesn’t work? What needs changing slightly? Speak to customers, suppliers, your bank manager, your accountant – anyone who can provide you with a fresh perspective. Most areas have business development centers that offer free help and advice. Don’t be afraid to ask for help.
Find Out What You Don’t Know
You can’t expect to know everything about running your business. Take a look at your strengths and weaknesses. Once you have identified where you need improvement seek out courses, books and advice, which will get you on track. Keep the passion alive by always learning.
Don’t let anyone distract you from achieving your goals. At the start of every day get yourself into the mindset that you will just do tasks which will get you closer to your goal – nothing else really matters. We love Stephen Coveys book ~The 7 Habits of Highly Successful People. Its a great read for staying focused and in the right mindset.
Take some Risks!
You won’t achieve anything if you’re not prepared to hop over the edge a few times! We’re not talking about dangerous risks which will put your business in jeopardy; just risks which are planned and thought out, yet at the same time test the edge!
Yes, the oldest cliché in the book, but very true. Try to see the positive in everything. If something has gone bad train yourself to ask, “What good has come out of this?” An understanding that in every problem there is potential for good. Remember it easy to feel successful when you rich, helpful and care-free, learn to be positive and reward your efforts in the small things too.
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