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This tool will help you choose a customer base that is appropriate for your business by identifying customer characteristics, conducting market research, choosing a target market, and compiling a customer profile.
Though perhaps not as exciting as a blockbuster launch like Amazon, more and more, technology-enabled business services will be integrated into the world of entrepreneurial ventures. Cost-laden process inefficiencies that can be addressed with software-driven solutions can become the hallmark of new business growth.
Market research results can help an entrepreneur change company behavior. To that end, this author recommends a ten-step plan for tapping the power of focus groups to conduct research that is immediately actionable.
Whether you are writing a business plan or considering the development of a new product or service, an insightful competitive analysis is vital. These ten questions identify areas to investigate.
Online marketing is essential for small businesses on a budget, says an Internet entrepreneur and attorney, who offers 10 tips for getting it right.
"Citizen Marketing" is a form of influence that capitalizes on the persuasive power of consumer relationships in cyberspace. Entrepreneurs using web-based technology to promote their firms increasingly are looking to their customers to promote their brands via four categories for user-created sites: filters, fanatics, facilitators, and firecrackers.
With 1 Million Cups, as with any startup, our tendency is to put our best foot forward. We spend a lot of time talking about all of the great successes that we've had over the past year--and there have been many. But one of the things that makes our program special is that sense of having a safe space to share what you haven't done well and what you're struggling with on a day-to-day basis.
Assuming you have a great product and a limited budget, here are eight practical suggestions on how to build a brand that will "stick" from author and entrepreneur Guy Kawasaki.
When customers complain, you're getting market intelligence for free. Treat every gripe as a chance to fix the problem and build your company's reputation for good service.
In effect a promotion for "The Competitive Intelligence Handbook," this link is nonetheless of value because it provides the first four chapters in full, including an overview of the industry and some axioms entrepreneurs should understand. Links to other resources are a practical bonus.
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