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External Sales Methods
FastTrac
2/2/2007
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This article reviews the advantages and disadvantages of an external sales method and helps entrepreneurs evaluate the most common types of external sales methods--licensing, existing distribution channels, and sales or manufacturer's representatives.

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Internal Sales Methods
FastTrac
2/2/2007
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This article reviews the advantages and disadvantages of an internal sales method and helps entrepreneurs evaluate the most common types of internal sales methods--solo approach, direct sales force, and internet.

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Marketing Strategies Worksheet
2/2/2007
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This tool will help entrepreneurs review their primary marketing strategies, selecting those that will be a high priority throughout the next two to six months.

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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.

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A Virtual Route to a High-Quality Brand
Williams John
3/1/2007
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The foundation of your company's brand is its logo. John Williams, creator of the original "do-it-yourself" logo Web site, explains how to create online a quality logo that can help build your brand quickly and inexpensively.

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Creating a Brand
FastTrac
3/20/2007
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Every business has an image, whether it is created intentionally or not. This article discusses ways to establish a brand to promote your business image.

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The Marketing Map
3/20/2007
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This tool and sample provides a systematic way to expand a marketing strategy into specific tactics and activities for implementation.

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How to Conduct Fundamental Market Research
Warner Bill
4/1/2007
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Completely understanding your market allows you to confidently approach any customer, potential partner, or investor. This entrepreneur and angel investor outlines a five-step process for knowing breadth and depth of the market landscape.

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Market Research Informs a Business Idea
Smith Sally E
4/1/2007
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This entrepreneur and former banking executive shows how she used market research to discover the opportunity for an unexpected new venture. She researched ways around obstacles, identified solutions, and stayed creative--until one day, she found herself at the helm of a very successful business.

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Questions to Answer When Analyzing Competition
Warner Bill
4/1/2007
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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.

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