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"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.
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.
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.
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.
What constitutes productive sales training? Is it motivation, product knowledge, great presentation skills--yes, it's all of these and more. But it is not one or two at the expense of others, the authors warn. The right mix is the key, and the entrepreneur's commitment and support are vital.
This article presents a concise and informative overview of the marketing process based on the entrepreneur's perspective. Topics include strategy, planning, focusing on the customer, the CEO's role, and direct marketing.
Small companies are especially bedeviled by long sales cycles. Taking more control of the process will help. What can you do? Do a better job of tracking each step in the sales pipeline, developing a more efficient training program for new salespeople (a refresher for veterans), and more effectively identifying prospects. This article offers additional ways, compelling examples, and expert sources.
In this podcast, entrepreneur and marketing expert, Seth Godin, shares thoughts on social media and influencing in the marketplace. His stance is that psychographics have displaced the importance of planning based on demographics. Remaining in close contact with the market, providing customers with choices that matter to them, and guiding them towards possibilities they haven't yet imagined are three suggestions elaborated upon.
For entrepreneurial ventures to compete with larger competitors, creative publicity and inventive viral marketing campaigns are among some tactics that can be used. Building a brand requires a compelling story and solid leadership.
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