In Western Pa, spring is right around the corner. We couldn’t be happier about this! This weeks blog post will discuss some similarities between marketing and gardening.
Much like your garden, a business requires constant attention, maintenance, and care to result in good growth. We all want healthy, bountiful vegetables or fruits from our gardens and your business should be looked at in the same way. Due to a variety of reasons, there are many similarities to both that may be overlooked.
Attention: We must pay attention to everything about our business because troubles can occur if we don’t. Exactly like a garden, things can spiral out of control. The weeds can take over and almost always this results in a depletion of growth. Customers can get upset due to a lack of response, something an employee did, or a bad estimate. Just to name a few. Getting great reviews from your clientele base is essential. Stay on top of things. Paying attention to potential problems and ‘weeding the garden’ are crucial in order to succeed with both.
Maintenance: New customers come from a range of different places. For example, word of mouth may be the main tool you use, but perhaps you started promoting your business on social media or another outlet. Customers that find you elsewhere will expect a certain level of maintenance on your platforms. They want to see and read about your business. Consistent upkeep is essential so things stay fresh. Rarely does a business thrive on social media by letting things get stagnant. Marketing and finding new leads for your business consistently is similar to watering or adding nutrients to a garden. Therefore, maintenance must be exercised regularly.