Wuh-oh! Feeling like you’re behind on your business or feeling like “you could be doing more” can be stressful.
The past few months may have been challenging, or a little quiet, but the good news is that you still have time to bounce back! Now is the perfect time to reflect & assess how your business is doing, if you’re on track with your goals, and what you can improve upon for the rest of the year.
But if you’re ready to jump into the rest of 2023 at full speed, then let’s talk about one of the most important things that’ll boost your business’ growth for the rest of the year— your marketing. Having strong marketing strategies & a properly allocated marketing budget can unlock a lot of potential for your business moving forward.
What aspects of your marketing should you prioritize & invest in to catch up on some growth?
Here are a few suggestions from us:
A Custom Marketing Strategy
Going all in without a plan is like hiking a mountain without a map & without any idea what the terrain is like. You could be severely unprepared for problems, take longer than necessary to reach your goals, and be met with disappointing results or spend more than you need to.
A marketing strategy is a game plan designed to help you reach your goals in the best way possible for your business. It should help you figure out what to do, the resources you need, how to execute your plan, how often you should implement your plan, and what you should expect as you take action.
When you invest in a smart marketing strategy that is tailored to your business’ specific needs & targets, it’s much easier to do things like:
—– Make marketing decisions in the following months, seasons, etc.
—– Measure your progress, growth, and ROI.
—– Make adjustments to your plan when things change.
Your marketing strategy is your roadmap to success. And we’d love to help you evaluate your current one or formulate a strategy to help you take charge of your 2023. Schedule a consultation with us today!
Helpful tools & software
Aside from a good plan, you should also invest in tools and software that will make your life easier and your marketing more effective. But what kinds of software and tools should you be looking for? Here are a few ideas:
—– Social media scheduling
—– Measuring & tracking your marketing analytics
—– Content creation & design
—– Content planning
Professional business website
If you do not have one yet for your business, we’re gonna say it again (and louder for the people in the back): Social media is not enough. Investing in a professional business website can help you maximize your online growth & build your credibility & customer loyalty. Not to mention, having a business website helps protect your business’ digital presence should social media have any unexpected hiccups.
Don’t get us wrong. Having and growing a social media presence is crucial in this day and age. But a website allows you to do so much more for your business, such as:
—– Own your space & content on the internet.
—– Publish more thorough & unrestricted content.
—– Promote everything about your business all in one place.
—– Integrate other revenue streams in one place— newsletters, membership clubs, online stores, etc.
If you don’t have a website for your business yet, you could be missing out on a lot of growth. It’s time to spruce up your old one or let us help you create the perfect site for your biz. Learn more here.
Your marketing is not complete without captivating content. While some aspects of your content can be made and published for free, there are others that you could invest in as well. Here are just a few examples:
—– Product photoshoots.
—– Social media or website ads.
—– Print marketing. (Yep, contrary to popular belief, it still works.)
—– Photoshoots with your team. (Let your audience get to know you. Trust us, it’s a thing and it builds a priceless connection with your current and potential clients.)
Believe it or not, all of the things mentioned above depend on good branding. Without clear branding, your marketing strategy won’t be as effective, your website won’t look as credible, and your content won’t be as captivating. In a nutshell, it just won’t make sense.
For your marketing to be engaging to the right people, you need to communicate who you are as a business and let your message and values resonate with your customers. That’s why it’s so important to invest in a good branding strategy for your business. This involves more than fonts, color schemes, and logos. It also includes things like:
—– How you communicate with your audience.
—– How you promote your business on every platform.
—– Your products, services, campaigns, & company culture.
But how do you know if your current branding actually works? Or how do you figure out the right one for your business? Get branding help from The Biz Spa! Check out our portfolio or learn more about our branding packages.
There’s a reason why superhero teams and adventure parties exist. Multiple heads are always better than one. And when it comes to your marketing, having a team by your side can help your business reach super heights without excess stress. Get help from the marvelous marketing experts at The Biz Spa!