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Sales forecasts made by salespeople are usually overoptimistic and often inaccurate. This article offers the basic processes and thinking behind successful forecasting systems that rely on history instead of hope.
A tremendous amount of coordination, effort, and savvy is necessary to launch a global sales strategy, according to the author.
The following tool will guide you through the process of pricing your products and services, including conducting market research, reviewing pricing models, and determining if prices are profitable.
When developing and marketing products and services, it is critical to clearly understand and communicate the offering's features and benefits.
Every marketing plan starts the same way: by defining the target customer. Only then can an entrepreneur figure out the best way to reach them. Naturally, different types of target customers, or audiences, require different media and campaigns -- referred to as a promotional mix -- to reach them most effectively and efficiently. This tool takes a look at some different types of promotional media, and discusses the pros and cons of effectively reaching a target audience through each.
This tool takes a look at different types of promotional media and discuss the pros and cons of effectively reaching a target audience through each.
Promoting your products and services is a great way to stay in front of the potential or existing customers and to create interest to buy again.
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.
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.
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