If you want to become a profitable consultant you really need to understand the importance of creating a brand for your consulting business. Branding is something which you cannot ignore as it is a foundational aspect of your consulting business. Don't underestimate the importance of logo of your organization and take professional help to build one which could define your business objectives and value proposition. In my opinion, strong brand is a necessity for effective marketing
After finalizing the name of the company, start working on creating the brand image and strategy. Integrate your brand into the marketing resources you have like the website, social media, business cards and other.
So what is a brand? In simple words, it is a title or image that will represent the uniqueness, quality, value, and professionalism of your organization and what it is promising to offer.
The strong brands always include following points in their brand communication:
1) Explain what you do to your target customers
2) Attract the right customers
3) Differentiate you from the competitors
4) Represent the quality and value of organization's mission
5) Convey the reliability and trustworthiness you want to deliver
6) Provide information on expectations your clients could seek from you.
Follow this simple guide for creating your brand
1) Start with the mission statement: What exactly your company seeks to deliver to your customers. The mission should be kept short and should not contain too many details about the organization.
2) Design the brand image/logo: Get a help of professional with this. The brand image should be communicating what you want to deliver to your customers. As brand become the base for connecting with consumer building strong brand is an important task in marketing your business
3) protect your brand: Once the process of the logo, creation is completed protect it by trade marketing.
4) Give tagline to your brand: Images are powerful medium to communicate with the customers, but adding tagline ensures that your clients understand what you want to communicate through your brand logo. Write a tagline that captures the essence of your organization's value proposition. The tagline should capture the mission statement of your organization
5) Promote your brand: Once you have completed the process of brand building, promote it considering your target customers and the medium through which your target customer can be approached. The more people will see your brand the more powerful your brand will become