Human nature has it that either man goes out to do something on his own, or there has to be something big, strong, mean, nasty, or extremely tempting for him to make that leap over. Motivation isn’t as straightforward as we tend to think it is.
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Your logo is an integral part of your business identity and should be a strong icon for your brand. As one of the most highly visible elements of marketing you need to make sure it is working hard to strengthen your image in the minds of your existing and potential customers.
It is said that a picture is worth a thousand words. But that pithy little saying is made up of words, not pictures. Some things can only be said with words. That is why we have them. And that is why we need to learn to use them more effectively. It is true of political words, educational words, and of course, sales words.
The swoosh. An apple. A giant golden “M”. Chances are each of these immediately brings a brand to mind. Yet good branding goes way beyond the icon of the logo. It is the style, the personality and the ethos of your business. It is what makes you stand out from the crowd.
Startups are very important to a country’s economy. They generate jobs, create services and products and open up new channels of economic activity. But they have their own set of problems. They are cash-strapped, face a stiff competition from bigger peers, badly need publicity, and have a pressing need to locate relevant customers. All these factors combine to make marketing for startups extremely challenging.
New Zealand’s A2 Corporation (A2C) is working some serious brand magic – in spite of the debate about the health benefits of their a2 milk. According to the February figures released by A2C, a2 brand fresh milk sales grew by 28.3 per cent in 2013 and they now hold around 8 per cent market share in the Australian grocery channel.
The 100% Pure New Zealand brand has been a powerful one, executed beautifully ever since it first launched in 1999. In the early years of the campaign, Tourism Australia had plenty to be envious of. Some nitpickers may even say a little of the credit belongs to Australia.
If you’ve been to Melbourne lately you may have heard whispers of a new coffee shop down a cobbled lane and up the unmarked stairs, through a bespoke tailor’s showroom. The coffee is brewed for three days prior, using a bean roasting technique first developed by the Mayans on the steps of Chichen Itza.
If you’ve ever been into a toy shop or wandered through the children’s section of a department store, you’ll know all about consumer choice. Aisle after aisle of products vying for attention. Things that beep and bleep, shake and sing. High tech, low tech, vintage revival. The toy and games sector is overwhelmed with products.
These days working at home is a growing trend for several reasons. 1. Everyone needs more than one income and most families need 2-3 sources of cash flow! 2. Working at home saves tax dollars while you earn income. Basically it is 1 effort and 2 streams of income: commissions from your home business and reduction on your tax liabilities.