In this new world of entrepreneurship, distinguishing your business in a meaningful way is more crucial than ever. As we delve continue our exploration in “The Power of Positioning,” this guide aims to expand your understanding of strategic business positioning. Whether you’re launching a new venture or refining an existing one, mastering effective positioning strategies is key to your growth and resilience. Let me help you fine-tune your narrative in the market to become the preferred choice for your ideal customers, drawing on my own experiences as a small, minority-owned business owner.

Strengthening Your Market Insights Effective positioning starts with a clear understanding of your market. It involves more than just knowing who your competitors are; it’s about identifying clear opportunities that you can consistently deliver on that they might be missing:


  • Segmentation Mastery: If you run a home services company, begin by examining the types of services that are popular in various neighborhoods or during different seasons. This simple analysis can be done internally and externally by small business owners without tapping their pockets. You can internally by reviewing past service requests or conducting quick surveys with previous clients, helping you spot trends and prepare targeted offers. To assist you in mastering this, the Positioning Power Playbook includes a detailed Market Segmentation Worksheet that guides you through identifying and targeting your ideal customer segments.
  • Enhanced Competitor Analysis: As a personal coach, take a close look at other coaches in your niche. Take note of their offerings, pricing, and client feedback. This straightforward observation might reveal service gaps you can fill. You’ll find a Competitor Analysis Template in the Positioning Power Playbook, designed to simplify the process of tracking and assessing your competitors. The only investment needed is effort, time, and competitor awareness.
  • Dynamic Market Trends: For online clothing brands, keeping an eye on fashion trends via social media or blogs is crucial. Small businesses have an edge they have the ability to be agile and adapt to market trends faster than larger businesses. Integrating the market trends with your unique spin could make your business part of the conversation during the decision-making process. Keep ahead of market trends with my Trend Analysis Guide, included in the Positioning Power Playbook, which will help you integrate emerging trends into your unique brand strategy.


Refining Your UVP for Stronger Positioning Your Unique Value Proposition (UVP) is what distinguishes you in a saturated market by highlighting what makes your business different. Here’s how you can enhance your UVP based on the target markets like coaching, home services, and online retail:

  • Service Providers (Home Services Example): If your business users eco-friendly cleaning solutions, emphasize how your services are beneficial for families with young children and pets. This not only highlights your UVP but aligns it closely with the specific needs and values of a specific audience target segment. It also allows a business to get paid for the extra measures.
  • Online Clothing Brands: Suppose your brand specializes in culturally specific produced fashion. Focus on how your products aligns with your audience history and expectations. This alignment with customer roots and values should be clear in all your marketing materials, from social media posts to product descriptions.

Advanced Positioning Strategies Leveraging advanced positioning strategies can create deeper connections with your audience and set you apart:

  • Storytelling to Connect: Share why you started your business, focusing on genuine personal stories that resonate with your audience. For example, as a coach, discuss a transformative moment in your career that inspired you to help others.
  • Customer Journey Alignment: For a service like home repair, map out the customer’s journey from recognizing the need for a repair to the decision to hire you. At each stage, position your business as the best choice by highlighting how you address the things that matter most to the audience. When it aligns with your UVP and their priorities. Things like prompt service, quality craftsmanship, or exceptional customer service.

Elevating Competitive Analysis Competitive analysis should be actionable and within reach for small businesses:

  • Identifying Realistic Competitors: Focus on local or similarly sized businesses rather than large chains. It can be overwhelming trying to compete with a large chain coming out of the gate or when you’re trying to establish the business. Simple online research can reveal a lot about how these competitors position themselves, helping you find niches they may have overlooked. Starting on a smaller scale will allow you to gain the insights needed to
  • Adaptive Strategies: Regularly assess what your competitors are doing but not just for what to do but for what not to do. We all serve as examples. It can be examples of what to do and what not to do. The goal is to gather feedback from all sources and make adjustments as needed when it aligns with your goals.


Mastering your business positioning is a continuous journey that demands regular reflection and adjustment. By deepening your market understanding, refining your UVP, and employing both basic and sophisticated positioning strategies, you prepare your business for sustainable success. Ready to dive deeper? Download my “Positioning Power Playbook” for actionable tools and guides. Join our vibrant community on Facebook or LinkedIn to share your journey and learn from like-minded entrepreneurs. Explore our courses at Majority Academy for hands-on learning experiences.