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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

Top 7 steps to identify the right beauty business for you

Top 7 steps to identify the right beauty business for you

Your passions and purpose, unique skills and talents, values, experiences, and perspectives are all sources to draw from in order to create a unique and profitable niche for your beauty business. However, with so many different components to consider, identifying the proper business steps can get a bit confusing. Here, we explore each of these… Continue Reading

The Worst Rebrand in History: How to Avoid Tropicana’s Famous Failure

The Worst Rebrand in History: How to Avoid Tropicana’s Famous Failure

Rebranding can be a strong marketing tool. It gives brands a chance to reinvent themselves, pivot to a new direction, and find new ways to stand out from the crowd. But not all rebrands are successful. History has seen many major companies attempt major rebrands only to fail. Possibly the worst of these was the… Continue Reading

The 7 Step Fool-Proof Process to Naming your Business or Product

The 7 Step Fool-Proof Process to Naming your Business or Product

Finding the perfect name for your business or product can be nerve-wracking. Will other people like it? Is it catchy? Does it sum up its purpose? Your business name is perhaps the most important part of your business name is perhaps the most important part of your brand, so it’s important to take your time… Continue Reading

How do you know when it is time to redesign your packaging?

How do you know when it is time to redesign your packaging?

We can all think of brands whose logo or packaging evoke in us childhood nostalgia, or fond memories. That instant recognition and emotional connection is what companies rely on to keep customers loyal and engaged. At times, however, a company’s public image needs a revamp, and the question is often when? When is it time… Continue Reading

Choosing a distribution channel for your product

Choosing a distribution channel for your product

Choosing a distribution channel for your products is far from being a “one size fits all” process. With so many unique factors going into choosing a business or other intermediary through which your product can pass, it’s important to deeply consider all your options. A correct distribution channel has the ability to drastically improve your… Continue Reading