Marketing and branding

10 Proven Tips for Evaluating Your Competitors When Starting a Business

Ross Kimbarovsky | February 21st, 2017

If you’re working on a start-up or have an established company, there will come a time when you’ll need to evaluate your competitors. There are three components to a good competitive analysis: (1) defining the metrics and identifying the competitors you’re comparing, (2) gathering the data, and (3) the analysis. How do you begin? What […]

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10 Tips to Create a Memorable Tagline for Your Business

Ross Kimbarovsky | February 20th, 2017

As I wrote previously in 10 Tips for Naming Your Startup or Small Business, coming up with a great company name for your new small business or startup can be challenging and time-consuming. Coming up with a memorable tagline can present an even greater challenge. A tagline is supposed to communicate to your customers and potential […]

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How to Avoid Legal Issues When Using Typefaces and Fonts in Your Small Business Logo

Ross Kimbarovsky | February 14th, 2017

Every business, from startups to small businesses to the largest companies and agencies in the world, must have a strong brand to succeed in today’s noisy marketplace. It’s true that a brand is more than a logo, but a strong brand starts with a great logo. But when it comes to logos and other written […]

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How to Use Science to Improve Your Marketing

Ross Kimbarovsky | February 13th, 2017

Almost all supermarkets share a common layout. Many competitive products (toothpaste, for example), have similar packaging. Do supermarket and toothpaste companies lack imagination? It’s possible, but a different explanation is more likely. Smart businesses apply science to marketing. Relying on psychological research, these businesses adapt marketing strategies to maximize revenues and profits. When companies unlock […]

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How to Succeed by Setting Clear Business Goals

Ross Kimbarovsky | February 10th, 2017

A small business that doesn’t set clear long-term goals is doomed to fail. It’s not unusual for small business owners and entrepreneurs to focus on strategies and tactics at the expense of also setting appropriate goals. Often, this happens when you see someone else successfully executing a strategy or tactic – and you try to […]

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Why a Strong Brand Is Important for Your Small Business

Arielle Kimbarovsky | February 8th, 2017

Image source: Frontline Creative A strong brand increases the value of your company, creates an identity and motivation for your employees, and makes it easier for you to acquire new customers. A brand represents how people know you (or your business), and how they perceive your reputation or the reputation of your company. In today’s noisy […]

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Level the Playing Field with These 5 Crowdsourced Designs

Ross Kimbarovsky | February 7th, 2017

Technology has helped close the gap between small businesses and startups and the larger, better-financed competitors they have set out to disrupt. Today, inexpensive and free small business marketing tools, outstanding small business applications from Google, and crowdsourcing have made it possible for startups and small businesses to level the playing field. In some situations, being […]

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How To Choose A Market For Your Startup Or Small Business

Ross Kimbarovsky | February 3rd, 2017

I’m rarely surprised when a young entrepreneur or small business owner hasn’t fully identified how their new business will make money. But I’m always surprised when that entrepreneur or small business owner has a tough time describing the potential customers for their new business’s products and services. After all, without customers, there is no revenue. […]

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10 Legal Mistakes That Can Destroy Your Small Business And How To Avoid Them

Ross Kimbarovsky | January 27th, 2017

I’ve been an attorney for over 20 years and have represented many startups, small businesses and Fortune 500 companies. I’ve seen many smart entrepreneurs and small business owners make critical legal mistakes that threatened the survival of their business. Fortunately, most legal mistakes are minor and can be fixed. But there are legal mistakes that […]

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The Importance of Solo and Small Law Firm Logos [INFOGRAPHIC]

Nick Bowersox | January 24th, 2017

In today’s legal marketplace, increasing competition, advertising noise and the commoditization of legal services has put substantial pressure on attorneys and law firms to develop unique brands that stand out from the crowd. Smart lawyers and law firms know that it’s impossible to differentiate when your potential clients don’t notice you. Yet when you look […]

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