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Going international requires careful thought and planning. This article poses a set of questions (by category) for entrepreneurs to answer to prepare them for going abroad for customers and sales. Questions include market and channel issues, product translation and localization, and IP protection.
This tool will help entrepreneurs describe their products or services in terms of their features and benefits.
This tool will help entrepreneurs consider and identify the marketing activities that should be incorporated into the their marketing plan.
This helpful chart identifies the advantages and disadvantages of the primary forms of media marketing--newspapers, magazines, television, infomercials, radio, and Internet.
Sales strategies can change from year to year depending upon your competitive environment, goals, and resources. This article compares internal and external sales teams.
For entrepreneurial ventures to compete with larger competitors, creative publicity and inventive viral marketing campaigns are among some tactics that can be used. Building a brand requires a compelling story and solid leadership.
In this podcast, entrepreneur and marketing expert, Seth Godin, shares thoughts on social media and influencing in the marketplace. His stance is that psychographics have displaced the importance of planning based on demographics. Remaining in close contact with the market, providing customers with choices that matter to them, and guiding them towards possibilities they haven't yet imagined are three suggestions elaborated upon.
A sample Sales/Service Process and ideas for developing your own sales process serve as a guide as you plan for sales growth.
The impact of social media is increasingly becoming a part of entrepreneurial strategies for growth. The "Word of Mouth Marketing Association" cautions that disclosure of the firm's relationship with its bloggers should be transparent so that an opinion expressed might be judged more appropriately. Marketers are encouraged to demonstrate honesty of relationship, opinion and identity, as well as to take responsibility for the acts of recruited agents or volunteers.
This tool will help entrepreneurs review their primary marketing strategies, selecting those that will be a high priority throughout the next two to six months.
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