Running your own business can be challenging to say the least. You have to define and create your product or service, identify your potential customers, get your product/service in front of these customers, and then close the sale. And that’s just on the front end! A well running business will also need to operate efficiently, keep good financial records, and manage their customer’s contact information. Owning a business is demanding, but the rewards can exceed your wildest expectations.
Below, I have identified my top 3 ideas to jump start your new business and help get your product/service in front of your target customers. This can help your business get that extra push it needs to be successful.
1) Improve Your Business Name
The #1 most important tip when marketing your new business is to nail your business name. Your business name needs to be easy to remember, easy to spell, and roll off the tongue. That part is obvious to most of us I am sure. But, what you might not have considered is that you can make any business name sounds even more professional! How do you do this you ask?
It’s easy – you need to form an LLC for your business (or form a corporation for your new business). Having a business registered as an LLC or Inc shows suppliers, customers, and the competition that you are SERIOUS about your business. You can proudly display the LLC or Inc naming on your business cards, T-shirts, and website to give your business that extra credibility you will need to win.
You can literally form your own LLC in less than six minutes for less than you think! Don’t believe me? Check out the video below, and I will prove it to you 🙂
2) Make Your Business Easy to Access
This is also a pretty simple tip to understand on the surface. If it is easier for customers to find your business and contact you, they are more likely to give you their money, right? Of course! So, how do you make your business easy to access? There are several areas of focus you will need to ace if you’d like your business to rise above the competition:
- Make sure when you start your own business website, you spend time to make it look fresh and clean.
- If you really want to hit the ground running with your business website, ensure you pick a web hosting company that is super speedy.
- To give your business that extra-professional feel and improve ease of access, sign-up for your own customer 1-800 phone number. It’s easy and will also take you only a couple of minutes.
3) Branding, Branding, Branding
You have your company name (hopefully you registered your company as an LLC here), and you have a company logo. Now it is time to go and get out in front of potential customers!
Did you know that there are easy ways to get your business name and business logo on thousands of different products that you can giveaway? One of the most popular websites to help you with your branding and promotional products is Inkhead.com.
These branded business giveaways are perfect for trade shows, fairs, conventions, and client meetings. If you can imagine it, Inkhead has a product that you can get your business name on! These materials are a great, and cost-effective, method for fixing your business in customer’s minds.
I think you will agree that my top 3 ideas to jump start your business are quick and easy ideas that you can implement to improve your business results today. All it takes is a little bit of prep work in these focus area, and your business will be winning customers in no time!