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Brand Language for Product Businesses: Write Taglines, Product Names, and Descriptions that Reflect Your Brand

Brand Language for Product Businesses: Write Taglines, Product Names, and Descriptions that Reflect Your Brand

When you’re launching a product business, you have dozens of decisions to make—from packaging to logo design to manufacturing.  But creating compelling brand language is just as important as the visual aspects of your brand.  Your brand language is the body of words, phrases, and terms that you will use to describe your brand’s products… Continue Reading

The Inside Scoop on Packaging Design: How to Find and Work with a Fantastic Packaging Designer

The Inside Scoop on Packaging Design: How to Find and Work with a Fantastic Packaging Designer

In the product business, looks matter, big time. Your product is sitting on the shelf next to dozens of other similar products. If it doesn’t stand out, it’s not going to sell. The packaging is the thing that will stop consumers, catch their eye, and ultimately make them decide whether to put a product back… Continue Reading

Build Loyalty and Engage Customers: How to Create a Compelling Brand Story for Your Product Business

Build Loyalty and Engage Customers: How to Create a Compelling Brand Story for Your Product Business

As you look into marketing for your product business, you’re probably going to hear the term “brand story” tossed around.  But what exactly is a brand story? It’s the story that drives a customer to buy a product.  Think about the last thing you bought—it might have been a dress, a cup of coffee, or… Continue Reading

The Future of Packaging: 5 Packaging Design Trends to Embrace

The Future of Packaging: 5 Packaging Design Trends to Embrace

Packaging is an important element for any product business. It’s the first thing many customers will see, it establishes the kind of company you want to be, and it’s an effective way to market your product. But as society changes, so do consumer expectations, and packaging has to adapt to meet their desires.  Over time,… Continue Reading

Problems, Personas, and Profits: How to Find the Right Niche for Your Product Business

Problems, Personas, and Profits: How to Find the Right Niche for Your Product Business

When you launch a product business, it can be tempting to not choose a definitive niche. You might think you don’t want to limit yourself, opting instead to appeal to as many people as possible. But the truth is that without a specific niche, you are likely to struggle when you’re starting out. Your niche… Continue Reading

Acquiring a Trademark for Your Product Business: The 6 Step Process to Protect Your Brand Identity

Acquiring a Trademark for Your Product Business: The 6 Step Process to Protect Your Brand Identity

(Please note: I am not an attorney. What I am about to share is what I have learned through my experience in trademarking brands as a designer and business owner.) As you establish your product business, you might wonder if you need to secure trademarks for your assets.  Trademarking is a big decision for your… Continue Reading

Exiting Your Product Business: How and Why to Make a Shutdown Plan Before You Launch

Exiting Your Product Business: How and Why to Make a Shutdown Plan Before You Launch

If you’re launching a product business, the last thing you want to think about is what happens if you fail. But part of starting a business is planning ahead for all contingencies—including exiting your business. Somewhere down the line, you might come to the point where your business is no longer growing or bringing in… Continue Reading