September 30, 2019 Last updated September 27th, 2019 686 Reads share

How to Make Your Business Stand Out from Competitors

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A successful venture depends on you being able to distinguish your business from others. The competition in all niches is tight. If you don’t make a mark, your company will drift into obscurity. Other companies will eclipse yours and your chance to make an impact will have passed. 

A lot of traditional thinking about getting a company to stand out from its competitors no longer applies in today’s business climate. Now that most business is conducted online, different approaches are necessary.

1. Getting your name out there

Years ago, the best way to tell customers about your brand was by advertising in the media. This is still a valid approach. However, it will not be enough unless you secure a digital presence as well. One of the most critical stages of early business practice is securing a space in the market online. 

You need to have a functional yet attractive website that is interesting and easy to navigate. Something that many new businesses find useful is adding a blog to the site and posting meaningful, helpful content on it. 

Another factor to consider is your ranking in search engine results. If you’re on the dreaded page two, you won’t be attracting potential and returning clients. Use search engine optimized keywords in your website to secure you a good ranking.

2. Cryptocurrency trade

If you’ve never heard of it before, you might be asking yourself, “What is cryptocurrency?” In simple terms, cryptocurrency is a digital or virtual currency traded on the internet. Trading in cryptocurrency bypasses the banking system as we know it. You can exchange your cryptocurrency for traditional currency. It’s the currency of the future so it’s better to start exploring it now.  

If you’re selling products and services online, investigate whether you could make use of cryptocurrency as a method of payment. It might open your market up further. 

You can also look for traders who want to invest in your business. They can send you their capital investment via a cryptocurrency trade. Take the necessary security measures so that you don’t get caught out by scammers.

3. Customer service as a core

The average person places significant value on good customer service when they buy a product or service. They like to feel that professionals are handling their transactions. It is also important to them that they are not treated as a number, but rather as an individual. Often, clients are prepared to pay a little extra to get the level of service care they desire. 

The customer services aspect of your business is one that should have a lot of time spent on it during the company’s development stages. Think of your target market. What kind of customer service do they need? What are the potential problems they could have, and how do you intend to deal with them? Your service should make customers feel like they would recommend your business to others.

4. Honesty and transparency

Something most customers detest is feeling that they’ve had the wool pulled over their eyes. Misleading advertisements and websites incur their anger, and they’re likely to go online and give the business a poor review. They also don’t like companies that won’t admit their mistakes. 

Never promise something you cannot deliver. Make sure the language you use when you promote your product or service accurately describes what the consumer can expect from it. Acknowledge your company’s shortcomings and demonstrate how you are rectifying them. 

Conclusion

Your customers prefer an admission of flaws to you doggedly refusing to acknowledge a problem. Show your clients your capacity for taking their views and concerns into consideration while improving your product or the services you offer.

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Brian O'Connell

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