- Think about the type of people who can MOST benefit from what you have to offer.
- Think about who you would most enjoy helping or working.
- Think about the type of people who will be easiest to reach, AND who will be most receptive to what you are selling. These will be people who KNOW they have the problem you can solve and are LOOKING for a solution.
- Know that just because you select a particular group of people to focus your marketing on, does NOT mean you can’t help others who may come to you. It only means you are going to focus your proactive marketing efforts on the target group you select.
- Lastly, don’t over-think it. Listen to your gut, pick a group you feel you can really help, and proceed with the development of your marketing plan. Marketing is a fluid process. The important thing is to start. You can always refine your audience and your plan later as you learn more.
Narrowing your focus to one primary group of people is often difficult for small business owners. They want to help everyone and very often their product or service can help a variety of people.
It also goes against human nature to narrow your focus in order to grow a business. Common sense seems to tell us if we want to grow our business big, we need to appeal to more people.
In reality the opposite is true. When we narrow our focus to a particular group of people, we become an expert in solving their particular problems. We get to know them very well and we can develop additional products and services to fill their needs.
So how do you decide to whom to market?
Here are some tips:
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Dr Surya M Ganduri, PhD. PMP. is the Founder & President of eMBC, Inc., an international firm specializing in strategic and executive leadership development processes that Help People Succeed in an Evolving World. Dr Surya has over 28 years of business experience in management consulting, leadership development, executive coaching, process improvements, organizational development and youth leadership. For more information visit www.eMBCinc.com or contact eMBC, Inc., directly at (630) 445-1321.