Small Business Branding ? Strategy and Tips

When it comes to brand strategy there are many aspects that you need to consider. Let’s talk about three that can make a big difference for your business. The first is developing a logo that your customers will remember, the second is developing a tagline that people will remember, and the third is creating a positive business image that people can associate with your logo and tagline. Let’s take a look at a few branding tips to help you in your small business branding endeavor.

 
As we all know, small business branding helps you to make your business memorable to the public. A large part of making your business memorable is creating a company name that appropriately represents your business. Chances are, if you already have a business, you already have a name. So your next step in your brand strategy is to create a memorable logo to go with that name. Your logo will be a graphic image that represents your company. When people see this logo, they will think of you. Let’s take a look at some tips to help you create a perfect logo.
 
When developing a logo for your small business, you will want to ensure that it is powerful enough to make people remember it. It should be clean, clear, and uncluttered. You will want to choose a logo that is simple yet distinct, ensuring that it will capture a customer’s attention with a quick glance. Of course, your logo must be appropriate to your business and work well with your company name. It should communicate to the audience what your business is and what it stands for.
 
Once you have developed a small business logo, you can continue on with your brand strategy and develop a tag line. What branding tips can be recommended for tag line development? Keep your tagline short and simple, between 3 and 7 words. Your tagline should represent not only your company, but what you want customers to remember about your company. Use McDonald’s tagline “I’m lovin it” as an example. It is short, simple, and reminds customers that they will love the food each time they eat there. When creating your business tag line and logo, do not rush. A great tagline and logo could be the difference that puts you ahead of your competitors.
 
When it comes to small business branding, simply developing a logo and tagline is not enough. A great brand strategy also requires brand management. What is brand management? It is everything that you do to make people associate positive opinions with your brand. Some tips to ensure that your brand is seen in a positive light rather than a negative one? Keep your customers satisfied. Offer high quality products at prices that your customers can afford, provide excellent customer service, develop attractive packaging for products, and offer special deals or savings each month. Anything that you can do to keep your customers happy – do it. This will give your brand positive associations which will in turn keep your customers returning.
 
When it comes to small business branding and brand strategy, there are couple things you need to consider. We have covered three of them today; a logo, a tagline, and brand management. Use the branding tips above to help you develop a strong and magnetic small business brand. If you take your time and implement each step to your business, you will see a huge boom in your profitability and customer retention shortly.

Silvia Pencak is The Magnetic Branding Expert and Mentor. For over 7 years Silvia kept building successful venues in Europe and Canada. She became known as the expert in building a powerful brand and is often asked for advice in management, marketing and organizational areas of building a powerful small business brand. She understands that the power of branding, authenticity, relationship building and marketing efforts can make or break a successful business. Silvia shares her expertise online at http://MagneticLook.com to help other women entrepreneurs build successful brand and to support those who don’t settle for a mediocre business and average lifestyle.

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