Express Yourself – Ways to Give Your Small Business Personality

Window Display
Getting attention from customers is something that all new businesses strive for. The brand identity that is established can be built upon, but if not managed carefully can actually be damaging. Building a brand doesn’t always have to come with a huge budget, as there are many cost-effective ways that can help build a brand. Here are some ways to do this and get noticed by customers

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3 Ideas to Improve Sales for Small Business

Sales
The goal of any small business (or any business, really) is to steadily increase your sales. One of the main problems with small businesses is the limited amount of funds. This can dampen some of your efforts to try and increase your sales. The old adage does say after all, that you have to spend money to make money.

Thankfully, this is not always true. There are ways that you can elevate your sales by spending little to no money. If you are looking for innovative ideas that really work, you should get advice from companies like Global Resources to improve your chances. Here is what you can do to make more money:

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6 Things Every Small Business Must Bring to a Trade Show

Trade Show
Preparing for your first trade show can be intimidating, but if everything goes right trade shows can be highly beneficial for company growth. On the other hand, if you’re poorly prepared and show up with nothing special to offer, you might wind up going home disappointed by the fact that the neighboring booths stole the show while you sat there and watched everybody pass by. There are certain things that people just expect to see when they visit a professional booth, and if your stand is lacking any of those components, it’s going to be difficult to compete. With that said, here are five things every small business should bring to a trade show:

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What to Consider When Designing a Marketing Banner

Marketing Banner
If you plan on attending a business event or you want to increase your brand awareness, you should consider investing in marketing banners. Designing a banner takes more than just putting a logo and catchy slogan on it. There are number of nuances you need to consider when designing a marketing banner. What colours should you use and should they have an image or text or both? You can choose to get your banners designed by a professional company or you can design them yourself and if you choose the latter, you will need to make sure you can produce a high resolution image that is clear and of a high quality.

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6 Pro Tips to Abide by in Retail Merchandising

Merchandising
The goal of merchandising should be to attract the interest of customers. Its whole purpose is to make your store stand out and, honestly, look beautiful. It’s about creating a welcoming characterful environment. It’s gotta be somewhere that customers find appealing, and at the same time, they have to be able to find what they want.

Doing it right is tough indeed. So here are some pro tips that will get the products flying off the shelves.

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10 Most Unusual Ways to Promote Your Business

Marketing
When companies form, they instantly think about how they can market their brand. You won’t be any different because you need to advertise to sell products and make money. That is how the industry works. Still, that doesn’t mean that you can deviate from the norm by choosing different marketing techniques. The ‘experts’ will try and tell you that there are only a few ways to ensure that you effectively market your brand, but they are wrong.

There are hundreds of ways to market your brand if you know where to look. In fact, there are several unusual ways to market your brand. And, these are the ones that you want to concentrate on if you want to make a splash. The great thing about the weird and wonderful world of marketing is that it is new and fresh. Unlike the tried and tested methods, consumers aren’t wise to them, which makes them more effective.

If you are a non-believer, here are ten methods you can try that will transform your marketing strategy.

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5 Guaranteed Ways to Improve Brand Awareness of Business

Brand Awareness
Having a unique and memorable brand helps you build awareness of your business and create a long-term position in the marketplace. Brand awareness is a measure of how well your brand is known within its target markets. Your brand is a welcome mat or a locked door to potential customers, and by building up your brand name in the online and offline arena you will potentially reach more clients and customers. There are many ways to increase your own brand awareness:

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Advertising-on-Hold: A Sure-Fire Way to Convert More Customers

Customer on Hold
When was the last time someone stared at a banner ad for a whole minute? What about listened to a YouTube ad for a minute without pressing ‘Skip’?

Now, what if we told you there was a way not only to capture your potential customers’ attention for that full sixty seconds, but for them to appreciate you doing it?

There is. It’s called advertising-on-hold.

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Product Review – 360 Degree Customer Loyalty Platform by MoPals

Customer Loyalty
It costs 6-7 times more to acquire a new customer than to retain an existing one. A loyal customer can also bring considerably more repeat business compared to a new customer. No wonder businesses of all types and sizes are rolling out the red carpet for their loyal customers. Despite their efforts, businesses tend to lose an average of 10-30% of their customers annually for variety of reasons, which is why it’s in their best interests to maintain customer loyalty.

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4 Tips to Create a Memorable Trade Show Experience

Tradeshow Booth
Trade shows are excellent venues to get business leads and make connections for small businesses. It allows you to showcase your business, products and capabilities within a short time and from a single location. The challenge with trade show is while you are trying to get the attention so are number of other businesses like you. The key is to make sure that your booth is memorable and effective. To be remarkable, you’ll need a unique booth and warm personality. You don’t have to spend a fortune to do that either. With the 4 tips shown below you can have a memorable booth that will keep the name of your business in front of the people for a long time.

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