Rome wasn't built in a day, and neither are sticky brands. Jim Gilbert's Wheels and Deals is a 20 year overnight success. They've grown into the largest independent used car dealer in New Brunswick, and one of the largest in Eastern Canada. And their customers love them!
A sales driven culture is a key differentiator in any high growth company. Scalar is one of Canada's fastest growing IT companies, and they have a culture of sales. They're customer focused, and their sales people are a conduit to their customers.
Do your customers call you first when they're ready to buy? Silverline has created a first call advantage. They generate over 90% of their business from referrals from Salesforce.com. They've created an enviable position as the first call in their niche, and they're growing rapidly as a result.
Finding a sticky company name requires both curiosity and determination. Macadamian found there's in the most unexpected of places, the grocery store aisle. Play with words, and don't compromise. Pursue the right now for your brand.
Primo Cards: Reshaping Traditional Markets With Technology
Many traditional business models are under duress. They are over saturated and driven on price. If you get caught in these forces the question is how will you respond. Will you get dragged down with the masses, or find ways to innovate and better serve your clients? Primo Cards has chosen the latter. They've embraced technology, and are using the internet and social media to rethink how a printing company can serve its customers.
Small and mid-size companies can achieve a global impact with a niche strategy. Deighton uses their niche to sell beyond their backyard, and serve clients internationally. They serve a global market while delivering a personal, local experience.
BHAGs drive performance. Modern Engineering is one of the oldest machine shops in British Columbia, but they are standing out with a big hairy audacious goal, a BHAG. The goal stretches Modern to try things beyond their reach, but it also focuses their team on what's important.
Quality is a brand attribute many companies lay claim to, but few can clearly demonstrate. Pizza Nova defines quality as not only a core differentiator for their brand, but a core value. You can taste the difference in their products, experience it in their service, and observe it in their business model.
Brand storylines make brands stick. Instead of marketing to your customers, speak with them. Share ideas. Find common ground. Have a conversation. Muldoon's Coffee leverages storylines to go beyond marketing, and engage their market in a conversation.
Happy employees create happy customers. DevFacto stands out with a dynamic culture that radiates through their brand. They are a software development firm based in Edmonton, Canada. The firm has grown over 96% in the past 3 years, and their culture is a key contributor to their success.
Customers come for the products, but stay for the results. The Central Group has innovated beyond their products with sticky value-add customers. As Rick Eastwood, President of The Central Group explains, "We're not in the business of selling displays and packaging. We're here to help our clients get their products out the door."
Your founding vision will have a great deal of impact on your future brand. Are you building a business that will grow through the generations, or are you building a business to sell? ProVision IT is built to last, and their founding philosophy is embedded in their culture and systems.