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How to promote your business

As you know, customers are the lifeblood of your business. Without them, your business doesn’t stand a chance at success – and will crash and burn along with the many other small businesses that don’t survive their first five years.  No matter how much time and money you spend on your marketing efforts, you will only succeed if you target your advertising to the right audience and pay attention to the results.

Broadening the scope of your efforts will enable you to reach unlimited numbers of potential clients.  The key to successfully promoting your business is simple:

1. Establish your target market
2. Learn your client’s most intimate desires in order to find customers, bring them in to your business, and deliver exactly what they need (and keep them coming back for more!)
3. Stock your marketing arsenal with a variety of powerful advertising tools
4. Track your progress to determine what works for your business – and don’t be afraid to change your strategy as necessary

Once you’ve developed your marketing strategy, you need to ensure that your message cuts through the clutter and speaks to your customer. This is where your Unique Selling Proposition (USP) comes in.

Your USP should stand out from the crowd – and capture the essence of why your product or service is superior to the competitions’.  If you have already developed a USP for your company, take a moment today to review it.

Is your USP powerful enough to have customers queuing up at your door?

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