Business Bridge, Market Communications

Market Communications: The Voice of Your Business

Last time, I addressed the first support pier of the Business Bridge, Product-to-Market Fit. If you haven’t read it, I would highly recommend reading it before you read this one. One of the big mistakes I see in new entrepreneurs is they worry about their website, their photos, their descriptions, and their branding before they know they have Product-to-Market fit…

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Business Bridge, Product-to-Market Fit

Product-to-Market Fit: The Foundation of your Business

This is where successful businesses start. It’s the equivalent of the foundation that goes under a building or the roots under a tree. Everything else your business ever does is to support this one thing. Without it, you have nothing to communicate to customers and you have no operations that need to run smoothly. Customers won’t even start the journey without…

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Product-to-Market Fit

The Target Market Montage

Before I dig into the next series of posts on the three pillars that “hold up” the Business Bridge, I wanted to touch on Target Market one more time. It’s a major component in Product-to-Market fit that a lot of people struggle with. In this post, I’ll describe a few different ways of looking at target market, and hopefully one…

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Customer Journey

Customer Journey Part 2: Techniques for Winning the Consideration Stage

First, you helped the customer find out that your business/product existed in the Awareness stage. Most likely the customer found several products they liked, so now they will start to decide which product they like most before they make a purchase. The Consideration stage, which is the second stage of the Customer Journey, is when the customer makes that decision. It could…

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Market Communications

Email Marketing Basics

I know. Everyone struggles with email marketing. It’s almost a given for small business owners. I have some bad news for you. This isn’t going to tell you what to put in your newsletter. Quite the opposite, I’m going to tell you a monthly newsletter isn’t enough. I have even more bad news. Most free email services won’t let you…

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