In very crowded markets, your company will get drowned out unless you consciously do something that makes you stand out.
You need to do something that makes heads turns… Something that makes people pay attention to you.
But there isn’t one set formula that every company needs to use in order should use to stand out.
What follows are a series of attributes that stand-out companies tend to share.
If you implement these in your own company, and add your own twist to them, I’m sure that your business will stand head and shoulders out of the crowd.
Stand Out Tip # 1: Be Genuine
Most companies try to be bigger or more official than they really are so companies that are able to let that drop and actually share what’s genuinely going on are often able to garner a lot of trust and loyalty.
The point I’m getting at is just be real about who you are and where your company is at!
Stand Out Tip # 2: Cultivate A Win-Win
A lot of businesses treat their value propositions as win-lose. They make money and the customer loses money.
Great companies, on the other hand, view their relationship as a co-creative one with their customers.
Their customers want solutions and you’re there to help provide that to them.
View your company as win-win and look to cultivate more win-win relationships with other customers.
For example: You can enroll customers in the product design process to help make sure you’re really solving their problems.
Stand Out Tip # 3: Do Some Unusual Promotions
Did you know that Otis, the man who invented the elevator safety mechanism, got his company launched by placing himself inside a giant elevator in public and hacking off two elevator cables with a hatchet?
Well, why that may be a bit extreme the point is it worked!
The reason why is that unusual promotions garner a lot of attention.
So try to come up with shocking or unusual ways of promoting your own business and see what type of spectacular results you end up with!
Stand Out Tip # 4: Write With Personality
Companies like Woot and Groupon launched with a successful business model – but they also had something else.
They had fantastic writers that had real personalities!
People love reading personality-filled bits of content online so if you can get people to write witty, funny or edgy content, there’s a very good chance you’ll stand out too!
Stand Out Tip # 5: Pick A Niche And Be Best At It
Don’t try to be good at everything… Instead, try to be fantastic at just one or two things!
Pick a niche and become the best in that niche.
This will allow you to stand out in that niche, rather than in a broader market.
Stand Out Tip # 6: Choose A Corporate Culture
A corporate culture shines through each and every employee.
It shines through your website, your copy and everything else about your company.
So make sure that you consciously craft your corporate culture.
Do you want your company to be corporate and bureaucratic? Or fun and entrepreneurial?
These are just some of the many ways you can stand out.
Pick the ones that resonate with you and implement them in your company.
And if you need help, always remember that I’m here to assist you!
Success & Blessings!