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This tool will help you gain, maintain, and evaluate your competitive advantage.
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.
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.
Are you the voice of your business? A blog can be your chance to interact on a regular and direct basis with your customers. Plus, it can drive more business in your direction.
The impact of social media is increasingly becoming a part of entrepreneurial strategies for growth. The "Word of Mouth Marketing Association" cautions that disclosure of the firm's relationship with its bloggers should be transparent so that an opinion expressed might be judged more appropriately. Marketers are encouraged to demonstrate honesty of relationship, opinion and identity, as well as to take responsibility for the acts of recruited agents or volunteers.
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.
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.
For entrepreneurial ventures to compete with larger competitors, creative publicity and inventive viral marketing campaigns are among some tactics that can be used. Building a brand requires a compelling story and solid leadership.
Going international requires careful thought and planning. This article poses a set of questions (by category) for entrepreneurs to answer to prepare them for going abroad for customers and sales. Questions include market and channel issues, product translation and localization, and IP protection.
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