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Is It Time to Raise Prices?
11/1/2005
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Boost your bottom line by taking the guesswork out of pricing. You can't make smart pricing decisions without taking your costs, competitors, customers, and salespeople into account. But the right price for a product or service should rest on one thing -- the value that a product or service provides.

Go To Source (www.inc.com)
How Companies "Find Themselves": A New Approach to Organizational Alignment
1/19/2007
Summary:

Having your company run like a well-oiled machine may not be enough. A company is not a machine, but a living entity. For true organizational alignment, a company needs to understand its sense of self, its values, and how it is perceived in the marketplace. Initiatives coming from a company's core values when matched to customer values have a better chance for success.

Go To Source (www.bpmmag.net)
Rocket Man
1/19/2007
Summary:

How can you come up with innovations as a scientist would? You need to dream big, come up with an expansive set of goals, and then break your plan down into a series of simple steps. Also put in place the best possible team and be sure to develop your plan B.

Go To Source (www.indystar.com)
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)
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)
Build an Army for Your Ideas
7/12/2007
Summary:

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)
Packaging that Moves Product
7/12/2007
Summary:

An updated design for your product may be the key to beefing up sales. Business 2.0 provides success stories focusing on new ergonomic designs, including Listerine, Solo Cup, and Gatorade.

Go To Source (money.cnn.com)
Conduct a Market Analysis
8/2/2007
Summary:

A market analysis helps to determine whether the marketplace needs a new product or service. This article outlines the process for developing a marketing plan and offers additional resources to help gather useful information.

Go To Source (www.va-interactive.com)
Product and Service Management (recurring activities to manage a product/service)
8/2/2007
Summary:

This link is itself a collection of useful links offering a wealth of information about managing products and services.

Go To Source (www.managementhelp.org)
The Price Is Wrong
8/23/2007
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An overview of pricing based on value to the customer instead of cost to the producer, this article provides both theory and examples of the theory at work. It's a quick, useful read.

Go To Source (www.forbes.com)

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