Is Your Brand Destined For Failure?

How To Launch A Successful Brand:

As they say in the fashion industry, there is never an original idea. That may not wholly be the case but when it comes to developing the basis for a new brand, but those founding concepts of those new businesses are usually compiled of pieces of recycled or reimagined ideas and that is A-okay!

When it comes to developing and launching a brand your unique, authentic approach is the foundation of what separates you from your competition. Getting into the nitty gritty of your brand’s mission, unique selling proposition and core value will allow you to craft your own original take on a potentially unoriginal idea.

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Is It That Easy?

Now putting these elements together in an authentic and effective way is easier said than done. It takes a lot of research, creativity and mental prowess to truly nail it. So, what happens when you don’t nail it? When all of the elements are not perfectly curated and crafted at the same level as your competition?

Does that mean your business will automatically fail? Not necessarily but before you throw in the towel keep reading because these two tips on how to mitigate your risks and ramped up your chances of success.

Portland Branding Agency Asks You to Think Twice

Failure to Launch.

Doing your due diligence, making sure you have crossed all of your ‘I’s and dotted all of your ‘t’s and zeroing in on the details is important but if you get too wrapped up in making things perfect you may never get your business off the ground. Perfectionism can cripple your brand if you let it, so make sure you double check your research and run your ideas by strangers for feedback.

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Pro Tip:

Whether you can put together a focus group or just approach people at your local Starbucks getting outsider feedback on your initial concepts is a great way to see whether your original idea is worth its salt, or if it is time to go back to the drawing board.

Find A Better Box.

People always say you should think outside the box but what does that even mean? Rather than breaking your brain by trying to be the most off-the-wall creative person in the league, take a step back and look at what is currently being done then ask yourself: how can I do this better. You don’t have to re-invent the wheel, you just have to find a way to re-make it better.

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Pro Tip:

Take a step back in time to see how other brands have spring-boarded off of previous innovations to create something new and fresh. Zero in on the pain points still being felt in today’s market and then ask yourself what the most simple solution to those problems could be.

No matter where the seed for your Startup comes from, at the end of the day there is always a way to innovate and create a viable product or service. You don’t have to be the next Apple or Facebook but you can create your own little bit of magic and find success in your niche. And if you feel like you need a little help along the way, we’re always here to lend a hand.

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