Last week we looked at why niches are important (I know, yawn) and how you can use our three factors to evaluate your own niche (or lack of it), and any potential niches that you are thinking of moving into, in strategic terms.
This week, I’m here with a Marvellous Marketing Spotter’s Guide to give you a ‘real’ version of how niching can give your business a massive advantage.
For me, holidays and cooking do not go together.
It’s not the effort of cooking which stresses me out when I’m away from home, I like cooking. It’s flaying my own fingers while attempting to dice a carrot with one of those cheap, bendy IKEA knives. It’s navigating around an unfamiliar Greek supermarket with two hungry kids in tow. And, frankly, it’s doing the washing up that makes me think – hold on a minute, how is this a holiday!?
So, you can imagine how delighted I was to hear about a brilliant holiday catering venture, Huski.
There are three reasons why I think we business owners resist measurement, and I’m going to try to break down all of them for you today (hey – it’s good to be ambitious, no?).
If you’ve ever been along to a networking lunch, you’ll know the joy of spending time chatting with other like-minded business owners over a nice lunch. The lunch is always delicious, but dessert is rarely included as the networking organiser, understandably, prefers to keep the entry price low to maintain high levels of membership.
Along comes a marvellous marketing idea!