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Businesses that can align their product and service offerings with both their business strategy and the customers' needs will grow the strongest businesses and maintain their success in the long run.
Addressing limitations and liabilities helps entrepreneurs analyze their business's ability to produce products, deliver services, and create new products and services.
Excellent suppliers keep their promises, providing supplies and services when you need them.
There are four aspects to evaluating the effectiveness of your marketing activities--external factors, cost-benefits, feedback, and long term perspective.
Leading an entrepreneurial organization primed for growth requires that the right people are filling the right roles on your management team.
When developing and marketing products and services, it is critical to clearly understand and communicate the offering's features and benefits.
Knowing where your products or services are in their life cycle will help you make refinements or adjustments to align them with your business strategy.
Production planning involves evaluating your current production facilities to determine how effectively it fits with your overall growth plan.
The on-boarding of staff members can be confusing to newcomers. Yet, this is a time when most employees build important relationships-- friendships, in fact, that can double the chances of those new employees being satisfied at work. In excerpts from his recent book "Vital Friends", author Tom Rath shares suggestions for both formal and informal orientation processes.
Having your company run like a well-oiled machine may not be enough. A company is not a machine, but a living entity. For true organizational alignment, a company needs to understand its sense of self, its values, and how it is perceived in the marketplace. Initiatives coming from a company's core values when matched to customer values have a better chance for success.
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