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Earl Graves, the founder and publisher of Black Enterprise Magazine, offers statistical evidence and his own business experience to explain businesses lose out when they dismiss the fact that the African-American consumer is most interested in a product or service's business value, not it's perceived social value. The incorrect assumptions about the African-American market that many businesses make can be corrected through, as Graves has discovered, with persistence and careful explanations of the overwhelmingly positive qualities of the African-American consumer.
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.
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.
This article discusses one of the most effective market strategies for any company, creating a company brand.
This article reviews the advantages and disadvantages of an external sales method and helps entrepreneurs evaluate the most common types of external sales methods--licensing, existing distribution channels, and sales or manufacturer's representatives.
This article reviews the advantages and disadvantages of an internal sales method and helps entrepreneurs evaluate the most common types of internal sales methods--solo approach, direct sales force, and internet.
Every business has an image, whether it is created intentionally or not. This article discusses ways to establish a brand to promote your business image.
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.
Three dogs, two guys, and one 59-cent biscuit cutter add up to powerful national public relations: A high-brow bakery for dogs becomes the toast of prestigious publications and broadcast outlets (The Wall Street Journal, the cover of Forbes, People magazine and The Oprah Winfrey Show). In this engaging article, its co-founder serves up tips that are as tough as the business is winsome for your doing the same. Among the suggestions: massage that rookie from the local weekly.
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