What Business Are You In?

On August 21st, 2012, posted in: BIZ-TIP by 2 Comments

Several years ago when I was rebranding my company, I called my brother who has a PhD in Marketing. When he asked me what I sold, I said, “Peace of mind.” After a pause he said he thought I was going to say accounting services, to which I replied that we hadn’t sold that it years. Accounting services are what we do, but they aren’t the business we’re in. We’re in the business of providing peace of mind for business owners that are concerned about their accounting. There is a big difference!

If you sell the outcome that your client wants you don’t have to sell, you simply have to listen and educate. Listen to what your prospects’ problems and concerns are. What are they currently doing that isn’t working for them? What is the outcome they want? If that is what you provide, you have a match made in heaven.

By the way, my brother didn’t like the way that we rebranded. Check it out at www.YourVirtualAccountingOffice.com and let me know if you get the drift that we really do sell peace of mind. If you need some, let me know. We’ll schedule a complimentary 30 minute strategy session. I guarantee it; it will be all about you!

Give it some thought: What business are you in? Let me know your ah ha’s!

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2 Responses to What Business Are You In?
  1. At Brand It Marketing I play the balancing act between advocate and honest advisor. I help my clients market their business in a way that is sustainable. Not by jumping from one trend to another with marginal success. Sometimes I have to be the one that says, “The emperor has no clothes on”, or “your baby is ugly” when they are going about a project wrong.
    Great question Carolyn!

  2. Thanks, Lori. I appreciate your input.


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