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Old 11-02-2013, 09:29 AM
 
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What do you think are the top three things a business should do to drive growth? I ask this question from time to time when I meet new founders but this is the first time I've asked publicly. A recent post I read here has made me think it would be good to post here.
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Old 11-02-2013, 12:34 PM
 
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1. Detect a need and fill it (that's the biggie)

2. Have a well organized and effective advertising program.

3. Price correctly.
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Old 11-04-2013, 06:14 PM
 
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It really depends on the business, the maturity of the marketplace, the market, constraints, etc. What the top 3 things that Microsoft should do is a lot different from Mario's pizza.
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Old 11-13-2013, 11:22 AM
 
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It really depends on the business, the maturity of the marketplace, the market, constraints, etc. What the top 3 things that Microsoft should do is a lot different from Mario's pizza.
Can you explain a bit? Maybe with some examples.

Oregonwoodsmoke's post appears to be a pretty good one.
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Old 11-14-2013, 05:37 PM
 
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Marketing/Sales
Marketing/Sales
Marketing/Sales

Obviously you must execute after the sale but without the above there is nothing to execute.
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Old 11-15-2013, 08:30 AM
 
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Marketing/Sales
Marketing/Sales
Marketing/Sales
I'm with you on that. But I don't like to use the same thing for all three. Any other thoughts about what to put in positions two and three?
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Old 11-15-2013, 08:51 AM
 
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1. A clearcut, well-considered strategy based on reality as opposed to wishful thinking, with that strategy translated into a compelling brand. I cannot tell you how many times I've seen people mortgage their houses over half-baked business ideas without a clear revenue model.

2. An energetic CEO who has a laser-beam focus on what needs to be done and how, and makes clear-headed, logical decisions based on the strategy. The biggest obstacle to a company's continued growth is the dysfunction of the CEO.

3. An investment mindset towards marketing. Many businesses don't have the foggiest idea what it's going to take to market themselves in terms of budget, strategy, or anything else. Hell, a half-decent website will cost you several thousand dollars. What's more, marketing/advertising should be the first thing that gets discussed, not last.
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