When it comes to building business models, most people focus more on the transactional parts. Cut-throat pricing and overcoming intense competition are a major focus. You need to come up with the right strategies. How do you attract the maximum number of customers? How do you convince them to be loyal to you? You need returns on your investment. There is no instruction manual or encyclopedia for business that can answer these questions for you. But there are a few things you should keep in mind.
In today’s expanding market, entrepreneurship is not an easy task. When starting up a business, you need to first build an impressive profile for your business. When you start your branding process, communicate effectively with your potential customer base. Make your target audience feel like you are speaking to them personally. Try ways that are different from that of your competitors. People generally like when they are made to feel special. Build an emotional relationship with your potential customers.
Merchandising your products creatively is an important step too. You must figure out how to market your products and your name in the best way. Find ways to make yourself stand out. In the initial stages of your business, you may be forced to price your products lower than the usual market prices. But once you are able to grasp the attention and win the trust of your new customers, they will return to you. You could do that by offering the best quality of products and services possible.
Once your customers form a sentimental attachment to your brand, you can shift your focus on what will be beneficial for your business. No matter how high you price your products, your customers will find it hard to switch to any other substitute. There are many famous, successful brands that are a perfect example of this. Consider Apple, for example. Their branding is such that their customers have formed a complex relationship with them. The prices keep going up, while the quality of products remains questionable. Despite that, the customers feel like they are a part of something bigger than just a business-client relationship. That is how you need to go about it.
After all, your customers are only human. Therefore, exploiting their sentimentality is critical to your brand image and success. Make them feel like they are making a rational decision when choosing you over your competitors. This will be proof of the strength of your business.
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— Dan Harley (@MojaveDan) 19 de junio de 2017