For many small business owners, the thought of raising prices also raises their blood pressure and stress levels! After all, the decision to raise prices is a tough one, and can have many ramifications for your small business. The main fear of most small business owners who need to raise their prices is that their
There’s no question that successful branding has changed dramatically within the past 5 years. Why? The rapid advancement of technology and the rise of the digital age have shifted the power from the marketer to the consumer. Consumers have the ability to opt-out of receiving marketing messages, and they have the option to consume only
Many of our clients are professional services companies (doctors, CPAs, law firms, real estate, financial advisors), and as such we regularly answer questions about how to brand a parent company and their subsidiary brands. This week we were approached by a real estate company with some frustration over the difficult task of how they could
We hear business owners ask this question all of the time. Interestingly, if you look at most competitive sports, both individual and team sports, you will rarely find a professional athlete running the race, fighting the battle or winning the game alone; there is typically a coach at their side to navigate the strategy and
When people are searching for products and services online, your website is often the very first place they learn about your small business. So, making a good first impression with your small business website is absolutely critical. With so many choices and competitors, your website must quickly make an emotional connection with your prospective buyer.