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Production planning involves evaluating your current production facilities to determine how effectively it fits with your overall growth plan.
Although some companies can thrive by pushing beyond their current strengths, it makes sense to continue to offer products and services within a company's current core competencies.
There are four aspects to evaluating the effectiveness of your marketing activities--external factors, cost-benefits, feedback, and long term perspective.
When developing and marketing products and services, it is critical to clearly understand and communicate the offering's features and benefits.
When the author's company was selected to host an event featuring the President of the United States, a lot of hard work was required to pull it off. The PR benefit of hosting such an event, however, was a critical factor in helping fuel the company's continued growth.
If you're building a company for growth, don't ignore public relations but don't overdo it. The author says PR is much more than press releases-it's also about building relationships with investors, industry experts, and reporters to educate them about your product and industry.
Most entrepreneurs at some point experience crises in their businesses, which require crisis communication strategies. The key is developing a crisis management strategy that is up-front about the problem at hand and also focuses on maintaining the firm's long-term viability.
Quality public relations is not a tactic but is an essential part of entrepreneurial success. Investing in public relations builds "return on reputation" (ROR) along with your products' "return on investment" (ROI) to build company value for the long term.
The author illustrates how a vigorous public relations campaign-more than any marketing effort-helped establish her company's growth track, especially through publicity of the entrepreneur herself and her firm's board of directors.
Shannon Henry, former writer of The Washington Post's "The Download" column, gives advice as a journalist to entrepreneurs about working with the media to generate publicity. This includes researching the publications you're interested in and making sure to give reporters a "news hook" about your firm.
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