It is an eye-opening moment when an honest prospect tells you “I do not care”…
Consider yourself the lucky one: you now realize that nobody cares about your successes in England, your market share in Germany, your loyal client base in France or your achievements in Europe. No prospective client in the US cares unless you have a unique value proposition for him.
The fact that a ‘proposition’ is not available on the US market can indicate three things: there is a massive opportunity (among the 312 million Americans nobody has thought of it), it is out there somewhere but you have not detected it or it does not fit the market needs.
Forget about how you do things at home, ask yourself why you do it that way and what customer needs you fulfill. Then think how to transpose these unique attributes to one of the most competitive markets on the planet and provide a unique answer to the market needs here. A thorough competitive market analysis will unearth what needs to be done to build a winning value proposition to beat the entrenched local competition.
Keep in mind that you will have to be better – equal won’t cut it.