Hi Business Owner,
My name is Bob Britton, a fellow small business owner and President of Marketing Automation Group.
The first step in establishing your unconventional marketing is to determine your “Unique Selling Points” (USP). This is what makes your business special or different from everyone one else.
It answers the client question, “Why should I do business with you, instead of your competitors?”
It’s OK if you don’t know what your USP is right now; I can help you determine what your USP should be. But for now, I want you to fully understand how powerful a USP can be and that you simply have to have one.
If you think your USP is, “I have better prices than everyone else,” or “I have 20 years experience,” or “I am an honest and ethical person,” that is what all your competitors are saying too, so it does not make you unique; it just makes you the same.
Let’s determine what your USP is.
What makes you DIFFERENT from all your competitors? List them here. (Remember lower price, years of experience or your a great ethical person are no good to use. Think about your location, your employees, your hours of operation, the way you do things, Etc.)
Here are a few USP samples for an example business we have come up with. Feel free to use any of these that work for you, or tweak them until they do.
• “The Exact Computer Services You Want, Or Your Money Back!”
• “You Get The Best Service Ever, Or It’s Free!”
• “You Get 24 Hour Service, Or It’s Free!”
You always have to be thinking about what your clients want, not what you think they want or need.
Warning! I see businesses trying to be, “all things to all people,” instead of being specific with their offer. A lot of times, business owners don’t think the market is big enough for the one, two or three things they do very well so they add a few other things. Now, what they’re doing is diversifying their offering so much that their marketing message gets confused. If you can’t tell people what you really do, then your marketing efforts won’t have any power.
You are most likely very good at the services you currently offer; all you have to do is get good at marketing them. I promise, there are plenty of potential clients who are in your specific market.
Write your USP here:
If you have any questions, need some immediate advice, or would like to get involved with my program please give me a call at 585-633-7563.
To your success,
Bob Britton is an accomplished entrepreneur with 25 year’s experience starting, building and growing both brick-and-mortar companies as well as online businesses. He's personally built 3 companies from one man shows to the million dollar mark. Marketing Automation Group and the Automated Entrepreneur Method® are his latest brainchild. After working with hundreds of business owners in every walk of business, he realized there was a HUGE gap in the support and training that was available, and set out to fill that void with his no-nonsense, hype free approach to business growth.