Being in business is tough. It takes skill, good management and good marketing to stay in business these days. Here are a few well-known national businesses and brands that didn’t recover. HOWARD STORAGE WORLD Retail chain Howards Storage World feel into voluntary administration in December 2016. The group operates 29 company-owned retail outlets in New […]
There is a lot to say about a brand name and the images and thoughts it may represent. But what about the sound? What does the tone does the brand name Nike suggest for example? According to researchers the sounds a,ch,j,k,o,p,t,u seem harder and more masculine than do e,i,l,m,n,ng,sh,s. The sounds f,s,v,z are generally associated […]
What’s in a business name? If you have ever started a new business from scratch or thought about renaming an existing business that you own – you’ve probably, like me, have had some challenges in coming up with that great business name. I did some research and came across this excellent business naming article by […]
What would entice someone to make you BIG offer to purchase your business? Besides making cash-flow profit – another potential benefit is a large CAPITAL GAIN when you go to sell your business.
Simply, ‘Image’ is the perception (picture) that consumers have about a particular business at any one point in time. Whereby, ‘Brand’ is the relationship between the business and the consumer’s values. For example, when a consumer looks to purchase a running shoe they may think of Nike because of it’s alignment with winning and achieving. […]