These days, just being plain good won’t save your brand if you have a dreadful customer service. So let’s take look at what your company can do in order to build a strong, respected brand within your field of choice.
When every proof of concept, spreadsheet, and meeting note is put aside, everything should fall down to three key rules that determine how you should govern your business so that you, as well as your brand, can continuously prosper:
First; add revenue before you start cutting costs.
Usually, when it comes to smaller start-ups and businesses, cutting costs is more expensive than adding revenue. So if your opinion of saving money is to let half of your employees go, you should really reconsider that thought. Cutting into the muscle is almost always more expensive, which means it could be more difficult to recover, and eventually, your brand suffers. Always be sure to look at the budgets with the long-term in mind.
Second; do it appropriately, not cheaply.
Being cheaper than the rest of your competitors isn’t always a good thing. Creating a stronger brand that’s known for having high-quality service or goods, will gain a lasting impression than just being known for having low prices.
Recessions will come and go, so while the cheap alternative may look appealing right now, when customers do have more money to pay for quality goods and/or services, guess which brand will they remember? The one that never compromised nor wavered its quality.
Third; remember why you’re in this business in the first place.
You don’t necessarily have to write a mission statement, but when it comes to making the difficult decisions, having both your management team and employees know what your brand is all about can definitely help your business grow faster and a whole lot quicker.
However, if you’re feeling like you’re going against your brand’s vision or goal, just remember to be strong enough to look back to where you began.
May these three key rules help guide your daily choices and will go far in assuring that your brand is going in the right direction. Whatever business you do, always be sure to do it right.
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