Category: Positioning

Deciding to build or commission a new website before you’ve got your positioning sorted is a bit like building a shop before you know what you’re going to sell in it. I mean, my thinking is that a shop really ought to look, feel and work pretty differently depending on whether you’re selling fish…

Positioning

A lot of SME business owners feel they have their firm well positioned, but aren’t sure how that positioning fits with the whole mission, vision, values thing. Others are confident they’ve defined a clear mission with heaps of personality. But still feel that they haven’t quite got there with their positioning. And the danger is,…

Positioning

Maybe you’ve started with your content marketing, but feel that you’re spreading your resources too thinly over too many channels. Or you’re not sure whether you’re creating the right sort of content to achieve what you want to achieve. Or perhaps you’re raring to get started, but cant quite narrow down the…

New business Positioning

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Maybe you’re not sure about where to start with new business, sales and marketing, and are worried about getting it wrong. Maybe you’ve tried a few things, but you don’t know if they’re working or not, so you’re not feeling very confident about the next steps. Maybe you’ve jumped in…

Business development Kim Mason Marketing New business Positioning

This is the second of two posts helping business owners and those with responsibility for new business by providing them with a template for a topline business development plan. It is particularly relevant for small and medium firms selling B2B (business to business). If you want to start at the beginning, here’s Part One. If you’ve just read…

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Do you ever feel like you just want a look at someone else’s business development plan to get you started? Some inspiration and ideas to get you going? A sort of template umbrella plan that helps you think about the options, one that you could change to suit your own firm?…

Business development New business Positioning Sales

When you go canoeing, you take a paddle. And so it is, that when you’re off out to get new business, you should make a plan. Without a new business plan in place (or business development, or sales, or marketing plan), you’re going to be unable to answer a few basic questions that everyone – from your boss…

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Done well, thought leadership is a very powerful tool for improving your positioning, raising awareness in your industry and target market, acquiring new business, increasing both revenue and profit and recruiting great talent. Having said that, it is still an irritating and dramatic expression that should perhaps be permanently excised from the English language. More on…

Business development New business Positioning

If you are well positioned in business, you will be able to charge more; reduce your cost of sale; let go of those low profit, poor-fit clients; better articulate who you are and what you stand for; be clearer about who you need to recruit; attract more profitable, good-fit customers; get…

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