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View Poll Results: What is the most important activity for your business?
It is most important to track and measure your marketing 2 40.00%
It most important to know how are your current marketing strategies are working 2 40.00%
You what a list of new marketing strategies that will be successful? 0 0%
Is it most important is it to enlist experts to help. 1 20.00%
Voters: 5. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 1st March 2015, 04:26 PM   #1

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Default So Whatís The Roadmap To Success?

Here are just a few questions to think about when looking at ways to successfully market your company. Which question is most important to you when talking about the success or failure of your company?

Pick your best answer in the poll

PS: Be easy on me because it is my first poll. I found out that I can't edit the poll once it has been posted. Thanks in advance...RR

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Old 2nd March 2015, 02:10 AM   #2
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Default #4 because:

#1 is the method used to evaluate performance
#2 is determined by performing #1
#3 is impractical a list applies to every situation (I want tho)
#4 (when applied early) is #1 (expert version)
(when applied later) is #2 (expert evaluation)

I voted for #1 prematurely
While trying to list the reasons for each, I decided #4 would increase the chance of success. This solidifies the case for having an advisory board early on.


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Old 16th March 2015, 06:52 AM   #3

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I vote for first one. because you started your business recently so you have to evaluate your marketing first. Know and study your competitors. It will help you a lot.

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Old 16th March 2015, 11:15 AM   #4
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Arrow The #1 priority is to know and identify your customers

Priority #1 is to know who your best customers are and how best to reach them.

Needs define markets. Identify the people who need your products or service, where they are, how to recognise and reach them, how much theyíre willing to pay, how often they need to buy, how to construct your most effective offers and how to best deliver those offers.

In other words, how will you get them to want what they need, and take the action you want them to take?

Itís also important, long-term, to only sell people what they genuinely need. Yes, people can never get enough of what they donít need, because what they donít need can never satisfy them.

In the end, they WILL wake up to reality, and when they do, guess who theyíll blame? (Hint: it will NOT be themselves!).

And guess whoíll have earned it?

Any fool or low-life can get people to want what they already want (but don't need). Ask any drug dealer, bar owner, pimp, or anyone involved in the fashion industry! (Clothes satisfy only two rational needs: to keep you out of hospital and keep you out of jail. Everything else is mere whim and fancy to boost the buyer's ego.)

Hereís a true, short tale of my own first, painful lesson in the wisdom of selling only with integrity and intelligence ó at age 5.


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Old 16th March 2015, 11:47 AM   #5
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What is the question? I think one of the most important things for any business is to be clear about what you are selling.

All these questions have been posed---
What is the most important activity for your business?
What is The Roadmap To Success?
ways to successfully market your company
Which question is most important to you when talking about the success or failure of your company?

OTOH, we are told, "Here are just a few questions to think about ..."

Not sure what I'm supposed to do.

Therefore, I will opt for - Have a clear and concise Call to Action.

You don't ever want prospects to think, "What am I supposed to do?"

I hope this helps.
(Which reminds me - my website needs some attention to this!)

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Old 8th April 2015, 08:59 AM   #6
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I chose the first one.
You make wiser practical desicions after tracking and measuring your business environvent.
You better learn from the mistakes of the performance of your competitors.

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Old 21st April 2015, 07:08 AM   #7

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I would say that the key to success of your local marketing is to know your target audience and your services or product that what is the best attracting is it..

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Knowing your target market, and
Knowing your marketing strategy how to reach them
is a requirement to a successful business.

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