Key Tactics For Small Business Owner

Are you a business owner or you are planning to have one? Owing your own business is what could be achieved.

Therefore, there are tactics that you need to become a successful small business owner. There are however, 7 tactics developed by successful marketers that are sure to make your business as successful as their own. We will consider this as follows:

1. Create a One of a Kind Selling Point

Making a unique selling proposition that stresses the benefits the customers will receive from doing business with you is not easy as there are many people doing the same type of job with you.  What is important here is to keep the customer at the focus. If you get free overnight delivery, it tells your costumers that you get quick service and a discount on shipping.

One may ask: Why should someone buy from you and not your competitor? Well, you need not to go out on a limb to create new products and services to get attention. All you need is just add a special benefit to the ones you already have, perhaps it's quicker service.  The most effective things to emphasize are benefits that your competition cannot or is not willing to give. 


2. Use Testimonials

Many business owners think their product or services are the best. But the truth is that what the current customers think about is what really matters to your prospective customers.  This is because, they see things and even use the product you produce. Therefore, whatever they say on your business has effect.

In a small business, when it comes to advertising, testimonials play an important role. If a big business can keep advertising, how much more should a small business?  Small companies can use testimonials as marketing tools to build credibility.

You should look at some ways to make testimonials an effective part of your marketing campaigns.


3. Upsell

Among most successful marketing trends today, upselling is one of them.  Everywhere you go, someone is trying to get you to buy more.  From McDonalds with its supersize options to clothing stores that try to sell you shoes to match your outfit, everyone's jumping on the band wagon. The reason is this really works.

It is well known to your customers already that your products are good and you provide satisfactory service.  They have build trust in you. Just imagine, is it not much easier to make sales to such-like ones you already build a relationship with? No doubt it is.

Furthermore, it is good to always use every opportunity to increase your sales volume within the customer audience you already have.  And if you have a product that goes with the one they are purchasing, offer it to them at the register.  It's a nice and effective method for increasing sales.  You may be shocked at the additional sales you can generate from those who are already buying from you.

4.  Make Your Price Seem Smaller

Old methods are still sometimes useful in marketing. That is divide and conquer.  Here, when the price seems too steep, break it down into "buyable" size bites.  For instance, $120 item is only 12 low monthly payments of $10.  A $365 purchase would only cost $1 per day. That is just the logic.

5.  Paint the Benefits Pretty

There are different reasons why people buy a particular product. For instance, a lady might buy a dress because she wants to look sexy in it. And a man will buy a book because he derives pleasure in reading it. The fact is emotions do come into play while buying a particular product.

Another thing you can use is word pictures to stir up the emotions that will instigate the sale.  This makes people feel the benefit and move them to purchase.

6.  Create Attention Getting Headlines

Are you ready to capture your reader's attention with great copy?  The headline is the place to start. 

Before you read any article in a newspaper, no doubt you first look at the headlines before you decide whether to read or not. So, interest is built from your advert in the newspaper. Your headline message should not be more that twelve words or less.

7.  Provide an Offer They Can't Resist

To make good sales, you need to provide an offer that can’t be resisted.  This is why if there is need to improve, work on it. One method to do this is adding bonuses that are perceived as valuable, but cost you little.  

All in all, tactics for the small business owner is to motivate buyers with expirations.



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