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To stand out in today’s busy marketplace, you need to capitalize on what makes you as an individual unique. In other words, you don’t need to focus on the product or service, but on YOU, the owner, the CEO, the practitioner. Â
Your business is a direct reflection of you and you need to own your greatness and have that come through in your marketing. Even if you have 15,000 employees, you founded the company. It was your vision and your juice, so your energy needs to come out in your marketing.
So how do you capitalize on your uniqueness? Start by asking yourself this question: What do clients, friends and family compliment me on? This has nothing to do with testimonials; it’s a whole other layer. It’s capturing the essence of what people compliment you on and respect you for. Â
Why is this important? Because people want to know you and who they are doing business with. And your ideal clients have certain things they want to know about you.
I’m not just talking about your biography here. It’s more than that; it’s your story and what makes you unique and has you doing the work you are doing.
Here’s an example: If I’m looking for an acupuncturist, and I have a child who is dealing with asthma, and I read someone’s story who says something about that or something along those lines, I’m much more likely to give them my business.
One of the things I’ve really started to own and share is that I work part-time and spend Mondays and Fridays with my daughter being mom. And I’ve had the best year yet, tripling my income. That really resonates with a group of my ideal clients out there. They are moms and dads and think, “I want to work part-time and do that too.”
Think about how you can translate more of who you are into your marketing. If you are a small business owner and you’re not adding in the juicy layer of who you are, you are missing an opportunity. In this culture right now, it is more important than ever to own your greatness and stand out.