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Building Your Brand
6/1/2007
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This tool helps you develop the intangible aspects of your company's brand--a collection of feelings and perceptions about quality, image, lifestyle and status.

Go To Source (www.regions.com)
Conduct a Market Analysis
6/1/2007
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This tool will conduct market analysis to determine if there is a need for your idea or product/service, identify a new market, analyze your current market, gain a competitive advantage, and begin to establish a marketing plan.

Go To Source (www.regions.com)
Creating a Competitive Advantage
6/1/2007
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This tool will help you gain, maintain, and evaluate your competitive advantage.

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Doing Business in Other Countries
5/24/2007
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Thinking about hiring in Canada, registering property in Armenia, or enforcing a contract in Denmark? This tool provides comparisons across 175 different economies.

Go To Source (www.doingbusiness.org)
Promoting Your Business
5/17/2007
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Every marketing plan starts the same way: by defining the target customer. Only then can an entrepreneur figure out the best way to reach them. Naturally, different types of target customers, or audiences, require different media and campaigns -- referred to as a promotional mix -- to reach them most effectively and efficiently. This tool takes a look at some different types of promotional media, and discusses the pros and cons of effectively reaching a target audience through each.

Go To Source (www.regions.com)
True Believers
2/2/2007
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Transforming customers from passive buyers to active participants will likely require a shift in marketing strategy for most entrepreneurs. Yet building a community of passionate consumers can be an effective way to create long-term growth and competitive advantage.

Go To Source (www.businessweek.com)
Small is the New Big
1/25/2007
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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.

Go To Source (www.podtech.net)
Small Company, Big Brand
1/19/2007
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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.

Go To Source (www.businessweek.com)
101 Questions Every Company Should Ask Before Going International
8/7/2006
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Going international requires careful thought and planning. This article poses a set of questions (by category) for entrepreneurs to answer to prepare them for going abroad for customers and sales. Questions include market and channel issues, product translation and localization, and IP protection.

Go To Source (theyorkgroup.com)
Competitor Intelligence
11/1/2005
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This resource discusses what defines competitive intelligence, the process of penetrating the veil of business secrecy, ethics and legalities, do's and don'ts, and assembling your team.

Go To Source (www.fuld.com)

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