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The Resource Center has all the info you'll need From content to user feedback, the resource center has the information you need for every level of the entrepreneurial process.
Your basic business strategy and product plan needs to be rooted in an understanding of what it takes beat the competition. To do so, this author says you must have a realistic understanding of what you are up against, and he lays out a method to do smart market research.
Understanding your industry, competitors, and customers is necessary for any entrepreneur. Primary research helps gather specific data, but secondary market research is also helpful. This article outlines fundamental, secondary research resources, which are either accessible online or at your local library.
While it is true that large companies always can afford full market research programs, entrepreneurs running growing companies should know there is a vast array of data and information that can be obtained at little cost and time.
Market research results can help an entrepreneur change company behavior. To that end, this author recommends a ten-step plan for tapping the power of focus groups to conduct research that is immediately actionable.
Much of the good business information is hidden in "the invisible Web," the 80 percent of the Internet not accessible to popular search engines. Good news: there are free and low-cost ways to access business information online. This article includes valuable Web sites to visit when you need information for your business or strategic planning.
This tool will help you develop a Marketing Map for marketing your product or service.
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.
Winning a bigger slice of the market is a good thing. Right? Maybe yes, maybe no. Geoffrey Moore shares his thoughts on how to evaluate your strategy.
Thinking about hiring in Canada, registering property in Armenia, or enforcing a contract in Denmark? This tool provides comparisons across 175 different economies.
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.
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