You may be wondering what I'm talking about when I say that. This refers to a consulting joke that I've been carrying around for a while from one of my ex-bosses. Very wise man and a good friend.
You just completed your first product or service. Now the hard part.
What do you charge?
MarketingProfs.com has the answer for this particular dilemma.
If you looking for a way to gaze into the future, this article tells you about what these people envision.
Inc.com has an article about how being a small company isn't so bad. Growing your business FAST is one way to almost destroy it. Check out the article to see what I'm talking about.
I found this article over at About.com.
The article talks about certain steps to follow in preparing your financial plan.
"If you don't keep track of how much money you're making, you have no idea whether your business is successful or not. You can't tell how well your marketing is working. You need to know what your net profit is. If you don't, there's no way you can know how to increase it."
The Wall Street Journal's startup journal has a very riveting marketing story of how a handbag designer went from no one knowing her to the stars paying top dollar hfor her handbags.
Good report. It also talks in depth about what is influence and how is it measured.
If you know anyone who is in one of these new Internet companies, it might not be a bad idea to get nice and cozy with them before they make it big. ;-)
Most of the ways they discuss in the first post are talking about using a combination of other types of media for identifying trends.
The second post is geared towards watching those trends and knowing when they aren't a trend anymore.
The three individuals talk about
These three posts are definitely worth checking out.