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Marketing and Sales

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External Sales Methods
FastTrac
2/2/2007
Article Resource
Summary:

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
Article Resource
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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
File Resource
Summary:

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
Summary:

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)
The Dynamic Relationship Between an Entrepreneur and VC
Bloom Ron
1/31/2007
Audio Resource
Summary:

Ray Lane, General Partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Ron Bloom, CEO of PodShow, describe their relationship in building an online media entertainment company focused on meeting the fast-changing demands of today's web users.

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Promotions
FastTrac
1/25/2007
Article Resource
Summary:

Promoting your products and services is a great way to stay in front of the potential or existing customers and to create interest to buy again.

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Sales Strategies
1/25/2007
File Resource
Summary:

Sales strategies can change from year to year depending upon your competitive environment, goals, and resources. This article compares internal and external sales teams.

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Small is the New Big
1/25/2007
Summary:

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)
Using Branding to Increase Sales
FastTrac
1/25/2007
Article Resource
Summary:

This article discusses one of the most effective market strategies for any company, creating a company brand.

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Features and Benefits Worksheet
1/22/2007
File Resource
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This tool will help entrepreneurs describe their products or services in terms of their features and benefits.

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