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SWOT Analysis Worksheet
4/1/2007
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Summary:

A SWOT analysis helps identify Strengths and Weaknesses and examine the Opportunities and Threats you or your competitors may face. This tools helps you learn more about your competition gain greater insight into the market.

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Commodity and Electronics Price Forecasts for 2006
6/1/2007
Summary:

This article forecasts manufacturing costs for 2006 based on the price of commodities in some detail: energy (up); steel (down); stainless steel (down); electronics (flat). PC growth in developing countries will drive growth in electronics.

Go To Source (www.purchasing.com)
Personalization Strategies to Attract and Retain Customers
6/4/2007
Summary:

With recent changes in consumer shopping habits, many companies are adopting sales and marketing strategies that reflect a more personalized approach to servicing their customers. This tool focuses on personalization and on ways you can gear your business to provide products and services individualized to your customersand#39; tastes and needs.

Go To Source (www.regions.com)
9 Tips on Handling Complaints
7/12/2007
Summary:

How you and your people handle customer complaints can be the key to keeping current customers and getting new ones. These tips provide excellent guidance for front-line customer service representatives or others dealing directly with customers.

Go To Source (www.bizinformer.com)
Bizinformer: 5 Tips to Test an Underperforming Product or Service.
7/12/2007
Summary:

Very short but very sweet advice on testing a poorly selling product's appeal in the marketplace--and useful tips on what to do if it fails the test.

Go To Source (www.bizinformer.com)
Build an Army for Your Ideas
7/12/2007
Summary:

Even if you're the CEO, building enthusiasm among your troops for a new product idea can be tricky. What's the secret to success? Show them how it can actually become their idea. This article provides three real-life examples of how this approach works.

Go To Source (www.fastcompany.com)
Building a New IP Marketplace
7/19/2007
Summary:

Protecting your intellectual property is a vital function. Check this "wiki" based on an open IP forum focusing on small business to see pertinent advice and commentary from the global perspective.

Go To Source (domino.research.ibm.com)
Packaging that Moves Product
7/12/2007
Summary:

An updated design for your product may be the key to beefing up sales. Business 2.0 provides success stories focusing on new ergonomic designs, including Listerine, Solo Cup, and Gatorade.

Go To Source (money.cnn.com)
Pricing Strategy
7/12/2007
Summary:

This article provides a general sequence of steps to follow for developing the pricing of a new product. A bonus is frequent links to references in connection with business terminology used in the article.

Go To Source (www.netmba.com)
Conduct a Market Analysis
8/2/2007
Summary:

A market analysis helps to determine whether the marketplace needs a new product or service. This article outlines the process for developing a marketing plan and offers additional resources to help gather useful information.

Go To Source (www.va-interactive.com)

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