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A Guide to Small Business Exposure: How to Break into Your Industry

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by Startacus Admin


Want to make your mark on your industry and elevate your business exposure? These tips will help you do just that...

photo-1460925895917-afdab827c52f Owning a small business can often have you feeling like a little fish in a big pond. It can be a daunting thought to think about how you can gain exposure in competitive industries. How will you make your mark on the industry in comparison to larger competitors.

It is no doubt that gaining business exposure takes a lot of hard work and determination. There are a few steps that your small business can take to help you take your industry by storm and elevate your business exposure.

Collaborate With Influencers

We live in a world where influencer culture has sorn in popularity. Now, collaborating with the right influencer for your brand can do wonders for your exposure and help see an increase in sales. You can even try to set up affiliate links with influencers to try and entice them into working with you long-term in return you can offer them free products/services.

Affiliate marketing can be a new world for your business to explore and with help from useful blog posts readily available to you online you can get to grips with affiliate marketing and learn how it can take your small business to the next level.

Enhance Your SEO

Enhancing your search engine optimisation (SEO) is crucial in boosting your company's website up through the search rankings. You may wonder why your search ranking is important and the truth is it can have a huge impact on your business exposure. Most consumers will only take interest in the first couple of pages in their online search so it is vital that you do what you can to gain a top spot in order to be seen.

It is advised that you develop an SEO marketing strategy. If you find yourself sitting their asking yourself what is SEO marketing? Then luckily for you the incredible team at MO Agency can help with this and give you all the resources you need to help you get to grips with SEO and how you can use it to your advantage to gain exposure and maximise revenue.

Focus On What Makes You Unique

photo-1577900258307-26411733b430.jAs a small business owner, you should always question what it is that makes your company unique. What are you bringing to market that other competitors aren't? It may sound obvious, but your customers need to know why they should invest in a product/service from you in order to help secure the sale. Don’t be afraid to look at your competitors and identify how they choose to market themselves. This can give you a useful insight into what works well with your target audience and what doesn’t and can help give you the upper hand.

Be Active Online

Online presence is hugely important in helping your small business gain exposure. Consistently uploading content to your website and across your social media platforms lets your consumers know that you are active. Updating your customers on company achievements can help prove the validity of your brand and gives your customers reassurance that you are a successful company that can deliver the product/service they need.

As well as being active you should also make an effort to switch up your social media content from time to time to help keep your audience engaged. If you are in need of some inspiration, then check out this blog post from Hootsuite which gives you some content ideas that can elevate your businesses social media game.

List Your Business on Comparison and Review Sites

Most of us have checked out a company on review/comparison sites whether that be a local restaurant or a furniture shop. As consumers, we are heavily influenced by customer reviews and a company with an impressive number of good reviews can give many businesses the boost it needs to soar amongst its competitors. Statistics show just how influential reviews can be on customers.

pexels-photo-6347919Although it can be a scary thought putting your company on review and comparison sites, if your business has exceptional customer service then you shouldn’t have anything to worry about. In fact, if you have confidence in your customer service then these sites can be a great way to consolidate customer loyalty and help potential new consumers trust in your brand. If you are nervous to put your company on sites like these try to ask yourself why. This can help you work on areas of your business which need more attention.

From social media platforms to SEO marketing, there are many factors that your company can work on to help boost your brand awareness and help your company make its mark in your chosen industry. With resources readily available to you online and useful business forums, it has never been easier to find the inspiration and drive to take your small business to the next level.

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Published on: 20th July 2021

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