Hire a consultant before you make decisions on the positioning and the name. After that you could bootstrap, if you truly need to, and conduct a complete re-branding/branding upon receiving funding or customer traction. Do be aware though that when you decide to go lean on branding it will be harder to find traction and funding, and that customers quickly get attached to your branding, especially as a new company, so once you decide to invest in proper branding you will have to re-educate your audience on the new ‘you,’ hence I advise to work with professionals from the get-go if at all possible.
Author of the bestsellers 'How to Launch a Brand' and 'Bigger Than This – How to turn any venture into an admired brand,' a columnist for Inc. and Forbes and Founder of FINIEN, a consultancy specialized in creating strategic, verbal and visual brand clarity.
For 12 years Fabian has been running the highly successful branding agency Geyrhalter & Co, working for clients such as The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Goodwill, Brandman University, W Hotels, CO-OP Financial Services, USC, Evolution Juice, The City of Los Angeles and John Varvatos.
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