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This entrepreneur and former banking executive shows how she used market research to discover the opportunity for an unexpected new venture. She researched ways around obstacles, identified solutions, and stayed creative--until one day, she found herself at the helm of a very successful business.
Your basic business strategy and product plan needs to be rooted in an understanding of what it takes beat the competition. To do so, this author says you must have a realistic understanding of what you are up against, and he lays out a method to do smart market research.
Understanding your industry, competitors, and customers is necessary for any entrepreneur. Primary research helps gather specific data, but secondary market research is also helpful. This article outlines fundamental, secondary research resources, which are either accessible online or at your local library.
While it is true that large companies always can afford full market research programs, entrepreneurs running growing companies should know there is a vast array of data and information that can be obtained at little cost and time.
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.
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.
The foundation of your company's brand is its logo. John Williams, creator of the original "do-it-yourself" logo Web site, explains how to create online a quality logo that can help build your brand quickly and inexpensively.
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.
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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