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Can Yelp Really Help Your Houston Business?

There are countless free business listings and there are countless free social media platforms. Yelp happens to be a combination of the two. But what is it about Yelp that makes it stand out? More importantly, can Yelp really help your Houston business? Yelp started around 2004 and has had 135 million reviews left for businesses around the world. It’s a global phenomenon, for sure, which has forced Facebook and Google to get on board with their own reviews. Despite the media giants trying to

Vision: A Necessity for Business Decision-Making

When a business launches, there is typically so much excitement and so much to do that owners, executives and the managerial staff can hardly see their hands in front of their faces. Business moves at light speed. But vision enables business to slow down. This is because vision enables you to see far enough ahead at what is coming that the present chaos seems a bit more ordered.

SLOW VISION IS FINE...SOMETIMES BEST

It is most beneficial for a business owner to know the next step in their

What’s In a Business Name?

To quote Shakespeare, “What’s in a name?” Is it really that important to have a great name for your business? According to Billy Shake, the name isn’t nearly as important as many would think. Much like Juliet didn’t care about Romeo’s last name, consumers are more interested in your product or service than in your name. In business, the customer’s satisfaction makes the name.

DON’T FRET OVER THE NAME

As we mentioned in a recent post about ugly logos, it also isn’t that important that you nail

So You Want to Keep Your Houston Business Local

There are plenty of business owners who are interested only in maintaining a local business. They aren’t looking to move from Houston to Dallas to Oklahoma City to Chicago to New York to San Francisco and across the globe. They are happy with Houston (or wherever their locale may be). They may not want to expand with more locations, but they are interested in garnering more of their target audience.

HOW TO KEEP YOUR BUSINESS LOCAL AND SUCCESSFUL

So you only want to be a local brand. There’s

Local or Global: How Identifiable Do You Want Your Brand?

Not every business owner thinks the same. Regarding profits and success, they all work to make money and to succeed. But these are all at different levels, and typically it comes down to how far the entrepreneur wants to go with their success. Of course, we all wish that business simply started at the level of success and you only had to decide how much success you wanted. But it’s never that easy. When it comes to making a brand identifiable, there are four different locale extensions: local

What Christmas Can Teach Us About Marketing

This Christmas season, if you take a moment to go just about anywhere there’s a business, you’ll discover how well a business plans ahead for the biggest season of the year. Some plan way in advance and some plan in the spur of the moment. A good place to check out a plethora of marketing is in the mall. There are countless stores, all selling something different (typically), and all with their specific holiday marketing pushes. Consider the clothing stores. Not only do they have to plan their

Major Brands That Have Changed Their Logos

As we discussed in our last blog post, changing your business logo is not a problem. At least, it shouldn’t be a problem if you go about the change systematically. Remember the logo-change questions we answered last time. If you find yourself in those categories, then abide by those guidelines and your business won’t falter. In fact, chances are (if done correctly) your business should see a positive return. There have been plenty of big businesses that have made changes to their logos over the

Can a Company Change Its Logo, But Keep Its Brand?

Is it possible for a company to change its logo, but keep its brand? The simple answer is yes. But that’s just the answer. The process behind that simple answer is very complex. As a Houston marketing company, we understand and foresee the issues that come with changing a business logo. Before making major changes to the item that represents your business, you need to take a bird’s eye view on your logo and the rest of your brand management aspects. There are several questions you need to ask

Is Your Marketing Budget EOY Ready?

Not trying to play Captain Obvious here, but there is about two months left in the year. This is not a calendar update. This is a marketing budget update alert. This is what everyone calls the holiday season (whether you celebrate the holidays or not). During the months of November and December, consumers increase their spending dramatically. With each passing year, the spending increases by the billions. Just take a look at the graph assembled by the National Retail Federation dating back to

If you build it, they will come...not really

It seems to be a pretty honest mistake. You put a lot of effort into starting your business: business loan, the building, computers, security system, and accessories. But just because you have built it, doesn’t mean customers or clients will show up. We call this "The Field of Dreams Effect" (clever, huh?).

Why Having Everything in Place Doesn’t Always Mean Everything

When business owners unfurl their banner revealing “We’re Open!”, it doesn’t always translate into the onslaught of customers

Can A Company Be Successful with an Ugly Logo?

In our most recent blog post, we discussed the level of importance behind logos. There are some who make too much of logos and those who don’t make enough about logos—both to their detriment. So if it does matter how the logo looks, are there any successful companies with ugly logos? More importantly, can your company be successful with an ugly logo? The short answer for both of these questions is yes. There are plenty of businesses that have had success with ugly logos. Here are just a couple

Are Company Logos Really That Important?

This is a question that is presented pretty often by entrepreneurs and marketing teams of new businesses. Here is the truth of the matter: Logos CAN be important. Here are two other truths when it comes to logos: 1.) Businesses make too much of a logo; 2.) Businesses don’t make enough about a logo.

Those seem like contradictions, but we guarantee you that they are not. Those latter two statements are what the initial statement is all about: logos CAN be important.

REASONS WHY THE LOGO CAN BE