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Effectively customizing your sales presentations is pivotal in engaging your audience and closing the deal. Author and marketing expert Barry Farber shares several tips on how to make your next pitch memorable for all the right reasons.
Don't have the big marketing dollars to stand out the way your larger competitors do? Here's a marketing idea that might help: Make your message "a little weird." This small-business blog explains the concept in commonsense terms, acknowledging that it takes guts but emphasizing that the payoff may be well worth it.
This article in "Minnesota Technology" magazine provides stories of several entrepreneurs who pursued global sales strategies when homeland sales were lagging.
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.
This helpful chart identifies the advantages and disadvantages of the primary forms of media marketing--newspapers, magazines, television, infomercials, radio, 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.
This tool will help you develop a Marketing Map for marketing your product or service.
This tool will help entrepreneurs consider and identify the marketing activities that should be incorporated into the their marketing plan.
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.
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