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Oils by Carol

 


               

     
   
 
 A non-profit educational organization
 supporting complementary and
 natural health care practices for the
 betterment of our community

                                               

 

  

PRINTABLE MEMBERSHIP FORM:
(Please highlight the area/text in form below and print)

    MEMBERSHIP FORM

Please submit your 2006 application now!
Membership runs from March 31, 06  to March 31, 07.

Send Annual dues of $25.00 + extras
to

 
CHEO
P. O. Box 28034, Chattanooga, TN 37424
 Make check payable to: CHEO or
Complementary Health Education Organization 

Additional family members are $15.00 each - print an additional form for each member. Members receive
Print Directory;  your Listing in 3 Categories - additional listings are $5 each. Members may also have
3 category listings in our NEW Online Directory for only $5  (picture free), Link to your web site only $5.
Please send picture .jpg or .bmp to TamiFreedman@aol.com

 

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CATEGORY LISTINGS:

Accupressure
Acupuncture
Anti-aging Medicine
Aromatherapy/Essential Oils
Art Therapies
Astrology
Ayurveda
Body Work
Bone Density Screening
Bookstores
Breath Work
Ceremony & Ritual
Chakra Balancing
Chelation Therapy 
Chiropractic
Colon Hydrotherapy
Color Therapy
Communicaton with Animals
Counseling
Course in Miracles
Craniosacral Therapy
Crystal Healing
Dentistry
Dowsing
Electronic Healing Devices
Energy Medicine
Environmental Consciousness
Feldenkrais
Feng Shui
Guided Imagery
Healing Center
Healing Touch
Herbalists/Herbs
Homeopathy
Hypnotherapy
Inner Senses/Subtle Energies
Integrative Medicine
Labyrinth
Lymphatic Therapy
Magnetic Therapy
Massage Tables & Supplies
Massage Therapy
Massage Therapy Schools
Medical Intuitive
Meditation
Ministers
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Music
Myofascial Release
Nature Sanctuary
Naturopathic Medicine
Nursing
Nutrition
Occupational Therapy
Organic/Natural Foods
Personal Fitness Training
Occupational Therapy
Organic/Natural Foods
Personal Fitness Training
Personal Life Coach
Physical Therapy
Pilates
Polarity Therapy
Prepare for Surgery, Heal Faster
Psychic Awareness
Psychology/Health & Behavioral
Qi Gong
Quantum Touch
Reconnective Healing
Reflexology
Reiki
Retreats
Rolfing
Sacred Geometry
Shamanism
Solar Energy
Somatoemotional Release
Sound Healing
Spiritual Counseling
Stained Glass
Tai Chi
Thai-style Body Work
Therapeutic Touch
Thermography Services
Touch for Health/Kinesiology
Vegetarian Catering
Visual Art & Communications
Writing/Editing
Yoga
Additional Members
 

It's very important when writing your Directory Listing that you properly convey what is unique and special about you and your services. The following article is presented to help you compose the most effective descriptive statement about your business for the CHEO Directory. The full text can be found on-line at the listed web sites:
 

USP – YOUR “UNIQUE SELLING PROPOSITION”
  

"Why Should I Buy From You?"
by Mark Munday

Are you giving potential customers a compelling reason to do business with you, instead of with the competition.

Because of competition, the only way to increase your share of the available business is by offering customers a benefit that no one else is providing. You need a Unique Selling Proposition, or USP to do this. Your USP is a sentence or phrase that explains what makes you special. It differentiates you from your competitors and enables you to grow your business.

Without a USP, you are a "me too" operator. Even if you do have a compelling point of difference, your potential customers won’t know about it. Your marketing won’t work and the business will inevitably stagnate. It almost goes without saying that you must have a USP if you want your business to succeed but, amazingly, 90% of businesses don’t have one!

The easiest way to understand what a USP is and what it can do for your business is to look at an example of a really good one. Domino’s Pizza used a Unique Selling Proposition to become the market leader in a fiercely competitive business. Domino’s incorporated key benefits into a compelling and punchy USP: "Fresh, hot pizza delivered to your door in 30 minutes or less, guaranteed"

The focus is on convenience, freshness and quick delivery – all important benefits to people living rushed lives. Notice that the USP says nothing about Domino’s and focuses only on benefits that the customer gets. It answers the question of why people should buy Pizza from Domino’s and is very specific.

First, you have figure out a USP that will appeal to your target market. Then, you need to announce it in a way that attracts attention. Finally, and perhaps most importantly, you must make sure that you deliver on the promise of your USP.
(http://www.zeromillion.com/marketing/unique-selling-proposition.html)

How to Create Your Unique Selling Proposition

Your USP is a sentence or phrase that explains what makes you special. It gives your prospects a reason to do business with you rather than your competitors. A good USP that is properly used makes your marketing a lot more effective because it gives you dominance over a market niche.

When developing your USP, it is important that you put yourself in your prospects’ position. Look at your product or service from the point of view of someone thinking about buying it. What is important to your potential customer and what would be a compelling reason for that prospect to buy from you instead of your competition?

Your customers’ interest is focused on what your product or service does for them – the benefits. How using your product solves a problem or improves an outcome. The key to unlocking the decision to buy is offering benefits that outweigh what the competition offers.

So benefits are all about how your product adds value for your customer. While features relate to what goes into making the product or service and how it is delivered to customers. This is an important distinction. Customers are really not interested in features. They are only motivated by benefits.

For example, saying that there is a lifetime guarantee on your products is describing a feature. The benefit is that customers don’t take any risk by buying your product. A powerful USP is one that is focused on benefits that only you offer.

So, to start with, list all the features of the product or service that your business offers. When you can’t think of any more, go through each feature and look at it from the customer’s point of view. What is the benefit? List all the benefits next to the corresponding features.

Your USP must be focused on benefits that only you offer. So, eliminate from your list all benefits that your competition is also offering. If you find that you have no benefits left after you do this, you may have to tweak some features so that they result in unique benefits.

You should end up with a few benefits to choose from. When deciding which one is the most suitable as the focus of your USP, ask these questions:
1. Which benefits are the most important to, and have the most value for, your client
2. Which benefits are the most difficult for your competitors to imitate
3. Which benefits can be most easily understood by customers

If, like most of us, you are in a competitive market, you can’t be all things to all people. You must find a niche - a corner of the market that you can take ownership of because of the unique benefits you offer. Remember, focus is the name of the game.

When you have identified the benefits you want to use, you can start writing the USP. Start off with a paragraph that describes the unique benefit or package of benefits. Then eliminate all unnecessary words. Cut it down until you have only one sentence that says it all.

A good USP should be:
Only one sentence.
Clearly written so that everyone can understand it.
Composed of benefits that are unique to your company or product.

The Domino’s Pizza USP is a good example of a Unique Selling Proposition that does all of these things: "Fresh hot pizza delivered to your door in thirty minutes or less, guaranteed"

When you have a USP, make sure that it is incorporated in all your communications to potential customers. Also ensure that it is well understood by your whole team and consistently delivered on. You will attract a strong following of loyal customers and your business will thrive.

( Mark Munday, Business Strategy Coach. For more information and to subscribe to Mark’s newsletter visit him online at www.small-business-planning.com. ) 

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Lynne’s notes: You notice that the terms “market niche” and “target market” are used almost interchangeably and that the USP is developed in relation to these markets. The most direct method of determining these markets may be to ask the top 20% of your clients to tell you what they like about your products and services, how they feel when using your products and services, what problems you solve for them, why they choose to do business with you. Be sure you let them know that you value their business, their opinions and would like to “clone” them to have more clients like them. Their input will help you develop your USP.

  

Bridging the Gap between
  

Traditional and Alternative Medicine
 

 
 

    
The third edition of the
CHEO Directory
available Summer 2006.  

 


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All content on this site is of a general nature and is presented for educational and informational purposes only.  The information is not intended to replace traditional medical care from your provider. CHEO makes no claims as to the accuracy, appropriateness or completeness of the information or quality of services offered.