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Why small business owners should become thought leaders

06 Apr

Small business owners should always be thinking of ways to boost brand awareness. The more their brand is out there, the more customers they’ll gain. One of the best ways to do this is to become a thought leader in their industry. If they’re considered the ‘go-to’ authority in their area, they’ll not only attract more potential customers to their business, but can also turn their new business ideas into a reality.

Small business owners who are viewed as experts in their field will also boost credibility in the eyes of their peers and competition. Their business will be seen as one that has unique and innovative ideas in their industry, which does a lot to help differentiate them from everyone else.

The starting point for anyone who’s looking to become a thought leader in their industry is working out what makes them unique, and at what they’re an expert.

The best thought leaders are constantly building their business’ brand through events, stories and advertising. In particular, attending industry trade shows, workshops and seminars as a guest speaker or lecturer not only demonstrates expertise, but they’re getting their brand out there and keeping it front-of-mind. In this way, they become the dominant voice in their area of expertise, and carry their message on through effective social media use.

The below article looks at other great ways a small business owner can boost their brand awareness.

Read the full article at: www.blackenterprise.com

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