Jump to content

Flash Sale + Social Proof

Flash Sale + Social Proof

Flash Sale + Social Proof

Marketing Strategies For Small Business

Recommended Posts

As a business owner have you ever questioned the fact that you need an effective marketing strategy? Could you imagine what your business would be like without any type of advertising? The answer most business owners and companies would provide is simple and straightforward, their businesses would come crashing down if an effective marketing strategy is not put in place.

Why do you need a Business Card?

A business card can be thought of as a marketing instrument which does a little bit of everything, it provides a quick glance of your company to your customers, partners or investors and it also paints a picture of yourself as a business person. So in a nutshell, yes! If you run a business you do need business cards.

Business Card and Branding

There are many ways to market your business, you can choose a direct selling approach which focuses mainly on the products or services that you manage in order to make a sale or you can choose to differentiate your business from all other businesses which are competing against you in a similar niche.

If you run a business, chances are that you are not selling a unique product, this is why creating a good image for your company and setting yourself apart really comes in handy at the end of the day. If you are all about numbers and long-term returns you will definitely see how building a strong brand has a lot more value than trying to sell an ephemeral product. You can think of it like buying stock, you can either go for the quick kill or you can stick around for the long run and see steady returns. A business card can help you build your brand.

Creative Message and Humor

What is your business about? What kind of people run it? Are you a nice person to deal with? Can you be trusted as a problem solver and business partner? Believe it or not, all of these questions can be quickly answered by a business card and most of the time the message that the business card itself conveys is so strong and precise that all of these questions are answered at a glance.

If you are starting a business or if you already run a profitable operation you definitely want to project yourself and your company as the best in the field but also as an organization which has been built and run by individuals everyone can relate to, individuals who have a sense of humor and that see life exactly the way it is.

Business Card Texture and Materials

Finding the right texture and materials for your business card is just as important as brainstorming the message that you're going to put on it and obviously the more unique the material the better image it will project of yourself and your company. Some people have opted to break away from the conventional business card paper and have moved on to other materials such as plastic and even stylish metals, if you can't afford those materials it is a great idea to have images or patterns engraved in the card itself for instance, if you are a dentist or work as a dentist assistant you can create a plain looking business card which can be enhanced by engraving or indenting the shape of teeth into the side of the card, now remember that indenting a shape on your business card paper is not the same as printing an image on it, there is a big difference!

The bottom line when it comes to business cards is that they are a necessary tool for you to create a good image for your business and yourself in front of potential customers, business partners and investors so, the better it looks the higher its ROI will be.

View the full article
Link to comment
Share on other sites

general heavy-duty 728x90

general heavy-duty 468x60

general heavy-duty 250x250

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
  • Similar Topics

    • By Eric Roberts
      Firstly let me say that I an just a regular guy from the UK who is the owner of a seven bay service centre/garage. I am not a financial expert. The dreaded inflation is upon us again. For the guys as old as me then this is nothing new. Back in the 70,s we had 15% inflation, but we all got by and lived for better trading days. Here in the UK we have always looked up to the USA because of your business prowess. So what do you guys look out as your worst enemy!
      When prices are going up then I find that the gap opens between rich and the poor's disposable income. So this question will effect garage owners in different areas. My garage is in a poor area with many immigrant families who drive cars. So this means we have to be more flexible with pricing. Finding out if your customer can afford that service ! For this reason we devised a three tier service pricing structure. This has also the effect of not loosing your profit margins. 
      The lowest price should include an oil and filter change and a general vehicle check over. This way we find the customer will perhaps be able to afford a service and your profit margins wont drop. This is just one small idea that we carry out! What do you guys do in these times of high inflation ? 
    • By Joe Marconi
      Most communities have a variety of repair shops, dealerships, and franchise models.  Do you consider them the competition, or colleagues?
      Do you think it's worth it to get to know other auto businesses in your community?  To share and exchange business ideas and strategies?
    • By Joe Marconi
      There seem to be mixed opinions on what Business System is the best. And also, not all business systems fit a particular repair shop model.
      There are a lot of new players in the past few years: Auto Leap, Protractor, Teckmetrics, Shop Boss, Shop Monkey, and more.
      Are you happy with your system?  What features are important to you? 
    • By Joe Marconi
      Here is an excerpt from a report from Lang Marketing:  Read and enjoy! 
      Six Major Takeaways
      Lang Marketing expects that new car and light truck volume will remain in low gear from 2020 through 2023 compared to the previous four years (2016 through 2019).  Lower new vehicle annual volume will trigger five significant aftermarket changes that will boost the volume of aftermarket products from 2022 through 2030. By increasing used vehicle prices and shifting miles to older vehicles, lower new vehicle sales will boost aftermarket product volume through 2030. An increase in the average age of vehicles and more older vehicles on the road, both resulting from lower new vehicle sales, will provide a tailwind for aftermarket product growth. Although there will be fewer vehicles in the repair-age sweet-spot between 2026 and 2030, this will create a mileage shift to older vehicles and an increase in the upper age boundary of the repair-age sweet-spot, which will be positive for aftermarket product growth Lower new vehicle sales will slow the growth of Electric Vehicles on the road, increasing the use of ICE vehicles and pumping up their aftermarket product volume. Source: 
      Lang Marketing Resources, Automotive Aftermarket Consulting, Research and Analysis  
    • Advertise your services or products to passers-by attracting them towards your business
    • By Joe Marconi
      We all know that techs and service advisors have two distinctly different roles. And both get different training.  Service advisors are on the front lines every day taking care of customers, selling work, organizing work, and a lot more.  
      While most customers don't engage with the technician, is there a time when we should allow the customer to speak to the technician? 

  • Our Sponsors

general heavy-duty 728x90

general heavy-duty 468x60

general heavy-duty 250x250

  • Create New...