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If you're still in doubt on the power of word-of-mouth from your customers...review this long list of statistics across a wide-range of demographics showing customers overwhelmingly trust their peers not your ad agencies for buying decisions. Read More

Is it really better to have first mover advantage?

Is it really better to have first mover advantage? - http://www.instigatorblog.com Avatar Posted by luckycharmer under Strategy
From http://www.instigatorblog.com 4854 days ago
Made Hot by: on July 10, 2008 4:19 am
Being first doesn't guarantee success. If anything, being first is fraught with more peril; since you don't have anyone to copy or compare to. And, depending on how innovative your product offering, you might be too early for VCs to get it too, making raising money even harder. Often, when a space heats up, after the first few companies have gone Read More

Eight Things That Are Better Than Free

Eight Things That Are Better Than Free - http://www.kk.org Avatar Posted by gimmesome under Marketing
From http://www.kk.org 4854 days ago
Made Hot by: sanssecret on July 9, 2008 1:38 pm
The internet is a copy machine. When copies are super abundant, stuff which can't be copied becomes scarce and valuable. From my study of the network economy I see roughly eight categories of intangible value that we buy when we pay for something that could be free. In a real sense, these are eight things that are better than free. Eight uncop Read More

How to Grow Your Business by Firing Customers

How to Grow Your Business by Firing Customers - http://www.squidoo.com Avatar Posted by gimmesome under Startups
From http://www.squidoo.com 4854 days ago
Made Hot by: on July 9, 2008 10:48 pm
Studies of customer profitability in many businesses have found that only a small percentage of accounts are responsible for all of the firm's profits once costs related to acquisition, service, and support have been factored in. The staggering truth is simply this: many customers cost more to serve than they bring in revenue! Read More

Franchise Cereal. Was $3.00 A Bowl A Little Much?

Franchise Cereal. Was $3.00 A Bowl A Little Much? - http://thefranchiseking.typepad.com Avatar Posted by franpro under Franchises
From http://thefranchiseking.typepad.com 4860 days ago
Made Hot by: on July 3, 2008 2:07 pm
Another food franchise that was doomed from the beginning... Read More
The market focus diagram is useful for quickly explaining who your target market is to members of your organization, investors, or potential partners. However, it's really the process of creating the diagram which benefits small business owners and managers. Read More

How to Choose a Company Name: A 12-Point Test

How to Choose a Company Name: A 12-Point Test - http://blogs.wsj.com Avatar Posted by luckycharmer under Startups
From http://blogs.wsj.com 4882 days ago
Made Hot by: on June 14, 2008 3:42 am
For entrepreneurs, the importance of picking the right name for a company may rank second only to naming a child. Name consultants are paid millions each year to help decide what to call a company. Now one has come up with a test: San Francisco naming boutique Eat My Words, which has worked for Kinko's, Jamba Juice and other household names. I Read More

Remember the "Hook" when marketing your small business

Remember the "Hook" when marketing your small business - http://theprofitrepairman.blogspot.com Avatar Posted by TheProfitRepairman under Marketing
From http://theprofitrepairman.blogspot.com 4985 days ago
Made Hot by: on February 29, 2008 7:21 pm
When you think of a hook, it is to grab the client's attention long enough for the sales process to begin between the buyer and seller.
Even when you have the most wanted product around, if you do not inform customers where to buy it (the hook in this example), you will see very little quantity sold. Read More
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