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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)
Build an Army for Your Ideas
7/12/2007
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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)
Guide to Launching a Loyalty Program
3/9/2007
Summary:

Retaining customers by rewarding them may not only drive sales during slow seasons, but can also build targeted sales the rest of the year round. Marketing the program to the most committed shoppers can yield higher profitability, as well. This guide includes links to specific resources for analyzing purchase patterns, marketing the launch of a new program, and measuring the results.

Go To Source (www.work.com)
Market Research Checklist
3/21/2007
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Use this Market Research Checklist to identify the information you will research for your business.

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TECĀ© Best Practices: Pricing Strategies
6/8/2007
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What are pricing strategies are right for dealing with the increasing pressure on prices? Extremes are to maintain higher prices by adding value or to keep prices competitive by continually lowering costs. Entrepreneurs receive an overview on how to assess which approaches make sense for their companies.

Go To Source (www.teconline.com)
Personalization Strategies to Attract and Retain Customers
6/4/2007
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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)
Commodity and Electronics Price Forecasts for 2006
6/1/2007
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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)
Pricing Against the Competition
2/6/2007
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To be able to charge more than the competition, you have to clearly differentiate yourself from them and build value in the mind of the consumer to justify the difference.

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Pricing Constraints
2/2/2007
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This tool will help you avoid typical pricing constraints of market-set ceiling and floor prices by adding value so that price is not the only consideration by customers.

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Engineering a Start-up
2/16/2007
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This article covers the evolution of a UCSD engineer's innovation nearly all the way from idea to commercialization. It also shows how San Diego's entrepreneurial community rallies around the entrepreneur to help him clear the hurdles to market.

Go To Source (www.signonsandiego.com)

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