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Find an Undervalued Asset. Fix It Up. Flip It. (Now It's Web Sites, Not Houses)

Find an Undervalued Asset. Fix It Up. Flip It. (Now It's Web Sites, Not Houses) - http://www.nytimes.com Avatar Posted by suzyQ under Strategy
From http://www.nytimes.com 4824 days ago
Made Hot by: on August 5, 2008 2:38 pm
Dave Hermansen did not own a bird or a cage when he bought bird-cage.com, an online store, for $1,800 three years ago. He simply saw a Web site that was “very, very poorly done,” and begged the owners to sell it to him. He then redesigned the site, added advertising and drove up traffic. Last December, he sold it for $173,000. Mr. Hermansen is Read More

Do Business Plans Improve Your Odds?

Do Business Plans Improve Your Odds? - http://www.babson.edu Avatar Posted by gimmesome under Startups
From http://www.babson.edu 4835 days ago
Made Hot by: on July 26, 2008 4:48 pm
This pioneering Babson study examines whether writing a business plan before launching a new venture affects the company's subsequent performance. Interestingly, the analysis revealed that there was no difference between the performance of new businesses launched with or without written business plans. Unless a would-be entrepreneur needs to rais Read More

Eight ways to get exactly what you want

Eight ways to get exactly what you want - http://www.newscientist.com Avatar Posted by JohnH under Sales
From http://www.newscientist.com 4836 days ago
Made Hot by: on July 24, 2008 12:35 am
Cajole your boss into giving you a raise, win someone round to your point of view, or persuade your partner it's their turn to put out the trash - getting people to do what you want can be very handy. Persuasion is a key element of all human interaction, from politics to marketing to everyday dealings with friends, family and colleagues. Read More

The Top 10 Reasons Startups Fail

The Top 10 Reasons Startups Fail - http://www.squidoo.com Avatar Posted by gimmesome under Startups
From http://www.squidoo.com 4837 days ago
Made Hot by: on July 23, 2008 7:42 pm
New research by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that nearly six in ten businesses shut down within the first four years of operation. To avoid becoming a statistic yourself, here are the top reasons so many new ventures fail. Read More

What's Wrong with Market Segmentation?

What's Wrong with Market Segmentation? - http://www.bnet.com Avatar Posted by alphalife under Marketing
From http://www.bnet.com 4837 days ago
Made Hot by: on July 22, 2008 7:14 pm
Fifty-nine percent of recently surveyed companies executed a major market-segmentation initiative in the previous two years. Yet only 14% derived real value from the exercise. What's wrong with market segmentation? Read More

Are you really getting what you paid for from paid blog reviews?

Are you really getting what you paid for from paid blog reviews? - http://www.highrankings.com Avatar Posted by ILuvMktg under Public Relations
From http://www.highrankings.com 4840 days ago
Made Hot by: on July 19, 2008 11:17 pm
You just paid big bucks to get your product or website reviewed on a PR5 or higher rated blog. Does that high PageRank really translate to a high quality link to your website. That's the top of discussion in Jill Whalen's post, "Are Websites Ranked as a Whole?" Jill also mentions that Google may strip off any link juice if it can figure out Read More

Fifty Ways to Keep Your Customers

Fifty Ways to Keep Your Customers - http://www.insidecrm.com Avatar Posted by gimmesome under Customer Service
From http://www.insidecrm.com 4843 days ago
Made Hot by: on July 18, 2008 9:49 pm
Your company could offer the best prices and services around, but if your company fails to make customers feel wanted, you can consider the chances of repeat business out the door. When it comes to retaining customers, simple gestures go a long way. And yet, if studies are anything to go by, we have yet to learn the fine art of keeping customers f Read More

High Price CAN be a Competitive Advantage!

High Price CAN be a Competitive Advantage! - http://blogs.bnet.com Avatar Posted by JohnH under Marketing
From http://blogs.bnet.com 4843 days ago
Made Hot by: on July 16, 2008 8:34 pm
How to justify steep prices and set your company apart from the competition. From the article: “Selling Value” consists of adding intangibles that convince the customer to pay a higher price than if those intangibles were absent. It does not consist of adding tangibles (i.e. things that cost your company something) to make a deal more attractiv Read More

How do You Tell a Business Idea from an Opportunity?

How do You Tell a Business Idea from an Opportunity? - http://www.squidoo.com Avatar Posted by gimmesome under Startups
From http://www.squidoo.com 4844 days ago
Made Hot by: on July 15, 2008 7:35 pm
Contrary to what many aspiring entrepreneurs believe, the key to a successful startup does not rest upon having a unique, one-of-a-kind idea. A good idea is a necessary starting point for any new business, but that's all it is. As VC and entrepreneurship teacher Rob Adams points out, ideas are not scarce: they're commodities. Virtually any idea Read More

Bootstrapping for Fun and Profit

Bootstrapping for Fun and Profit - http://www.sandhill.com Avatar Posted by gimmesome under Startups
From http://www.sandhill.com 4847 days ago
Made Hot by: on July 15, 2008 4:19 am
A classic essay by Greg Gianforte about the virtues of bootstrapping and how it often yields better results than the "fund and burn" model of VC-backed startups. Read More
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