In A World Of Competition, Here’s How To Make Your business Stand Out!

Two focuses of my blog are Financial Literacy/Money and Business/Entrepreneurship. Regardless of your business’ unique product or service, you always have to consider how to generate positive exposure for your business. The following contributed post is entitled, In A World Of Competition, Here’s How To Make Your business Stand Out!

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For most businesses, some healthy competition is a good thing. Indeed, it can encourage growth and challenge, and make sure they are operating in the most efficient way possible. However, as you might have already noticed, too much competition can make it hard for your business to stand out. Happily, there are some tactics you can use to resolve this. Keep reading to find out what they are.

Delight your customers

First, and more foremost if you want your company to stand out above the rest you have to go out of your way to delight your customers. This means going above and beyond the call of duty, not only delivering what you promised but even more!

One way you can do this is by offering amazing customer service, including follow up emails, the chance to rate and review your business, and by being easily contactable in case anyone has any problems they need resolving.

Additionally, you can delight your customers by making sure that any of the important touch points they use to interact with you, such as your website, has amazing UX. After all, the way the user (customer) experiences the process of engaging with your company will determine whether they come back to you to make a purchase or go to your closest competition.

Create unique branding and packaging

Another way you can ensure your product will stand out from the crowd is to invest some serious effort and money into the visuals. This means creating a strong visual brand that reflects your company’s values and is aesthetically pleasing to your target audience.

Of course, your brand should include a logo, as well as a company color palette and font. All of which should be used to create standout packaging so your product jumps off the shelf in stores and online.

Indeed, it is well worth considering high-end packaging finishes too, like the hot stamping and embossing you can visit to find out more about. The reason being that packaging is more than just how your product is stored and transported, it’s also part of the experience of buying and owning it. Therefore, if you can impress at this stage, you are much more likely to get your product the attention it deserves.

Do some good

Finally, in today’s more eco and socially responsible consumer market you can help your product stand out by making sure you are doing good. Fortunately, there are several ways in which you can do this.

The first is by choosing ecologically sustainable ingredients when making your product. Something that, as you can see from this post is becoming increasingly important to consumers.

Secondly, be sure to address social issues such as fair trade, modern slavery, and a living wage in the manufacture and distribution of your products. Then you can highlight this as part of your USP, therefore doing some good in the world as a business, and doing some good for your business too. Namely, that you will have the edge over any competition that is not yet doing these things.

Author: anwaryusef

Anwar Y. Dunbar is a Regulatory Scientist. Being a naturally curious person, he is also a student of all things. He earned his Ph.D. in Pharmacology from the University of Michigan and his Bachelor’s Degree in General Biology from Johnson C. Smith University (JCSU). Prior to starting the Big Words Blog Site, Anwar published and contributed to numerous research articles in competitive scientific journals reporting on his research from graduate school and postdoctoral years. After falling in love with writing, he contributed to the now defunct, and the Edvocate where he regularly wrote about: Education-related stories/topics, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), Financial Literacy; as well as conducted interviews with notable individuals such as actor and author Hill Harper. Having many influences, one of his most notable heroes is author, intellectual and speaker, Malcolm Gladwell, author of books including Outliers and David and Goliath. Anwar has his hands in many, many activities. In addition to writing, Anwar actively mentors youth, works to spread awareness of STEM careers, serves on the Board of Directors of the Friends of the David M. Brown Arlington Planetarium, serves as Treasurer for the JCSU Washington, DC Alumni Chapter, and is active in the Dave Ramsey Financial Peace Ministry at the Alfred Street Baptist Church. He also tutors in the subjects of biology, chemistry and physics. Along with his multi-talented older brother Amahl Dunbar (designer of the Big Words logos, inventor and a plethora of other things), Anwar is a “Fanboy” and really enjoys Science-Fiction and Superhero movies including but not restricted to Captain America Civil War, Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice, and Prometheus. He is a proud native of Buffalo, NY.