MARKETING STRATEGIES FOR YOUR BUSINESS

Marketing is a complex subject but one of the most important contributing factors to the success of your business. Without customers there are no sales and therefore no profits.

An effective marketing strategy will be the cornerstone of your success as an entrepreneur. The classic elements included in the marketing strategy revolve around what is known as the 4 β€œPs”: Product, Price, Promotion and Place. However, before addressing these elements you must clearly defining the need you wish to fulfill with the product or service you are offering, the target market you are going to reach and your marketing objectives. Finding the market need and developing a service or product to fill the gap in the market place will be key to your overall strategy.

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Situation Analysis

Finding the need

You must do your homework to find the need or market opportunity upon which you want to base your business. Although the process may begin with assumptions you are making about the market, you need to support your idea with data through market research. Research will help to confirm or challenge your idea of who your best customers are and what they are seeking in a product or service.

Competitive analysis

The next step is to take a close look at your competition. This is a very important step in the process of defining your marketing strategy. You need to know what you are up against in terms of competition. The factors you need to examine include:
 Who can you expect to compete with?
 What market need do they fulfill?
 What are the specific attributes of the product or service they fulfill?
 V At what price do they offer their products or service?
 What has been the key to their success in the marketplace?

You need to examine each of these factors in order to be able to clearly differentiate your product or service in the market. After competitive analysis the next step is to define the target market.

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The target market

A target market is defined as a relatively homogeneous group of potential customers. Your business can target either consumers or other businesses. Regardless, you are trying to reach individuals who are either making a buying decision on their own behalf or on the behalf of the organization for which they work. It is very important to know who these individuals are and how they are motivated to make buying decisions. To define your target market you should consider the following variables:
 demographics-age, gender, income, occupation, education
 geographic-where they live or are located
 psychographics -lifestyle characteristics including activities, interests and opinions

Marketing Objectives – The Four β€œPs”

In order to ensure that your business is on the track, you must set out objectives for your efforts. At their most basic, these objectives should include a forecast for your sales for your first year in business and projected growth for the years thereafter. These forecasts will be based on the results of your business to fulfill the demand.

The product.

Clearly define the product or service you are providing including a description of the market need you are satisfying. List the specific attributes of your product and service and focus on what is unique about it in the marketplace. By focusing on your unique marketing proposition, you will be able to clearly differentiate your product or service.

Price

Once your product is defined you must set a competitive price for it. A number of factors come into play when setting your price. You must look at the competitive environment and what your competition is charging. As well, you must consider the price your market can bear by referring back to the market research you undertook. You must also make sure that the price you will charge is one that is profitable for you.

Place

Place refers to your distribution strategy which includes your business location and how you will distribute your product or service. Distribution options include:
 personal selling – usually most appropriate when you are reaching other businesses
 wholesalers – who will in turn sell the product to retailers who reach end consumers
 mail order – fulfilled either by you in your place of business or through a mail order house you retain
 retail stores – where you contact retailers directly rather than going though a wholesaler
 sales agents – where you hire someone to sell your product and you pay them a commission

Regardless of which option is appropriate for your business, the key is to ensure that your end customers can easily access your product or service.

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Promotion

This is the element of your marketing strategy where you communicate to your target market to make them aware of the product or service you are offering.

There are number of ways or tactics to reach your market including:
 Advertising through various media including television, radio, newspaper, magazine and outdoor (billboards, bus boards, and transit shelters);
 Direct mail;
 Personal selling;
 Telemarketing;
 Publicity; and
 Point of purchase advertising.

Budget/Plan

Establishing a plan of action for the marketing strategy will increase the likelihood of actually implementing and achieving your goals.

Clearly outlining month to month activities will allow you to budget for the expenses involved and will help you in predicting revenues.

Outlining your specific objectives related to promotional activities and develops a promotional mix-spending calendar.

Budget

A budget is a formal statement of the financial resources set aside for carrying out specific activities in a given period of time.

It helps to co-ordinate the activities of the organization, e.g. the advertising or sales force budget.

Budgetary control

- A control technique whereby actual results are compared with budgets.
- Any differences (variances) are made the responsibility of key individuals who can either exercise control action or revise the original budget.

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Advantages of budgeting and budgetary control

- Compels management to think about the future, which is probably the most important feature of a budgetary planning and control system. Forces management to look ahead, to set out detailed plans for achieving the targets for each department operation and (ideally) each manager to anticipate and give organization purpose and direction.
- Promotes coordination and communication.
- Clearly defines areas of responsibility. Requires managers of budget centers to be responsible for achievement of budget targets for the operation under their personal control.
- Provides a basis for performance appraisal (variance analysis). A budget is basically a yardstick against which actual performance is measured and assessed.
- Enables remedial action to be taken as variances emerge.
- Motivates employees by participating in the setting of budgets.
- Improves the allocation of scarce resources.
- Economizes management time by using the management by exception principle.

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Problems in budgeting

- Budgets can be seen as pressure devices imposed by management, thus resulting in bad labour relations and inaccurate record keeping.
- Department conflicts may arise due to disputes over resource allocation and departments blaming each other if targets are not attained.
- It is difficult to reconcile personal/individual and corporate goals.
- Waste may arise as managers adopt the view, β€œwe better spend it or we lose it”. This is often coupled with β€œempire building” in order to enhance the prestige of the department.
- There may be a conflict of interest on responsibility versus controlling, i.e. some costs are under the influence of more than on person, e.g. power costs.
- Managers may over-estimate costs so that they will not be blamed in the future should they overspend.

Characteristics of a budget

A good budget is characterized by the following:
β€’ Participation: involve as many people as possible in drawing up the budget.
β€’ Comprehensiveness: embrace the whole organization.
β€’ Standards: base it on established standards of performance.
β€’ Flexibility: allow for changing circumstances.
β€’ Feedback: constantly monitor performance.
β€’ Analysis of costs and revenues: this can be done on the basis of product lines, department or costs centers.

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Budget organization and administration

In organizing and administering a budget the following characteristics may apply:

(a) Budget centers: Units responsible for the preparation of budgets. A budget center may encompass several costs centers.
(b) Budget committee: This may consist of senior members of the organization, e.g. departmental heads and executives (with the managing director as chairperson). Every part of the organization should be represented on the committee, so there should be a representative from sales, production, marketing and so on. Functions of the budget committee include:
- coordination of the preparation of budgets, including issue of manual
- issuing of timetables for preparation of budgets
- provision of information to assist budget preparations
- comparison of actual results with budgets and investigation of variances
(c) Budget officer: Controls the budget administration by: liaising between the budget committee and managers responsible for budget preparation; dealing with budgetary control problems; ensuring that deadlines are met; educating people about budgetary control.
(d) Budget manual: This document charts of the organization; details the budget procedures; contain account codes for items of expenditure and revenue; timetables process and clearly define the responsibility of persons involved in the budgeting system.

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He handed him a
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gift box.
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found a lovely,
leather-bound Bible,
with his name
embossed
in gold.
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voice to his father
and said,"With all
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me a Bible?" He
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Bible behind.
Many years passed
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wonderful family, but
realized his father
was very old. He
thought perhaps he
should go to him.He
had not seen him
since that graduation
day.
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telegram telling him
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away, and willed all
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him. He needed to
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immediately and take
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his father's house,
sadness and regret
filled his heart. He
began to search
through his father's
important documents
and saw the Bible,
new,just as he had
left it years ago.
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opened the Bible and
began to turn the
pages. His father had
carefully underlined a
verse, Matt 7:11,
"And if ye, being evil,
know
how to give good
gifts to your children,
how much more shall
your Heavenly Father
which is in Heaven,
give to those who ask
Him?"
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words, a car key
dropped from the
back of the Bible.It
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dealers name, the
same dealer who had
the sports car he had
desired.
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date of his
graduation, and the
words…
PAID IN FULL.
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Choose Working on your business idea instead of hanging out with mates and drinking too much on the weekends.
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Invest your time on your own personal development & growth instead of wasting your time on entertainment!
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Choose to spend your time in inspiring environments rather than places or with people who don't move you closer to your dreams!
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β€’ How will people behave regarding a particular topic, habit, activity, decision or business?
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β€’ What marketing tools will be most effective?
β€’ How much product or service can I sell?
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A STORY: Keep my shirt clean

Two guys were drinking in a bar.
As they were drinking, they started arguing, one guy pounce on his friend and started
beating him.
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After a long beating he realised that his friend was no longer breathing, he already died instantly.
Then the guy started running with his
shirt full of blood.Those who were
watching the fight started chasing him.
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He ran to the house of a Christian man, knocked and said,
"Can u please hide me, i have killed a person and people are chasing me."
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The Christian man replied ,
"Where am i going to hide you in my one room
apartment?"
The muderer said "There is no time to
waste here, just think of anywhere you
can hide me."
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After a long thinking, the Christian man
said to the murderer,
"Give me your shirt and take my shirt but remember to keep my shirt clean"
They exchanged their shirts.Then as
soon as the Christian man opened the
door, people started beating him and
was badly injured that he was taken to
the police station.
From police station, the case was taken
to court and the man was found guilty of
murder and was sentenced to death.
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The real murderer was safe at home but
was feeling so guilty that he ran to the
Court and said,
"Can you please release that innocent man, am the real murderer".
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The judge replied "unfortunately it's too
late, the man is already hanged at last".
He ran to the police where the man was
hanged and for sure he
found him dead hanging.
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He knelt down and cried his eyes out and said to himself, " You paid for my crime"
He remembered the Christian's last
words:
"KEEP MY SHIRT CLEAN !!!"
That's how the murderer repented and
became a christian!
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MORAL OF THE STORY ;
This is what Jesus did for us. He died for
the crime he did not commit on the cross of Calvary.
Now if you are thankful with what Jesus
did for you, Appreciate Him by just sharing
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A How to develop your personality

Each person is unique: Remember that each individual is different and has his or her unique characteristics and qualities. Comparing yourself with others around only increases the distress, especially when you start focusing on where you are lacking compared to others. It is important that you channelize your energy towards your positive traits. Do not get swayed by media portrayals: Media portrays people in its own idiosyncratic ways. It does not mean what or how you should be. Personality matters, not looks alone: It is not just looks that are important and that define who you are. Personality defines who you are and how you respond in various situations. It is essential to focus on the personality, which matters the most. Learn social skills: Just looking good will never be sufficient to take you forward in life or help you in your relationships with people. Instead, hone your social skills. The more success one has in social spheres of life, the better you would feel about yourself. Have a healthy lifestyle: Life is a balancing act. Learning to balance different aspects of life is integral to a wholesome life. Have a good, balanced diet and exercise. Do not avoid social interactions: Just because you feel you aren't good-looking, do not avoid meeting people. The more you shun social interaction, the worse you would feel about yourself. Know your positives: If every individual has his or her limitations, then he or she also has positives. These positive are what you need to concentrate on. Know your strengths. Acknowledge them and work with them. Get healthy peer support: Peers are an important part of your support system. Having peers who are supportive can contribute to our understanding of situations, giving alternative perspectives. Talk to parents and friends: The difficulties you might face in evaluating yourself in a positive light can be taken care of by talking to family and friends. Develop media literacy skills: Learn to see messages in the media in a dispassionate manner. Try and develop this skill so that you are able to integrate what the media shows in a realistic manner. Everyone has their notion of how people should look and dress, etc… All these diverse perceptions can lead individuals to believe that they need to be a particular way, and if not, then it implies something negative about them. This can frequently affect one's moods and behaviour. Know Yourself: The first step on your quest to develop your personality is to know yourself. It is very important to know yourself in order to figure out what needs to be done to modify your existing personality. Knowing yourself is not about knowing your favorite color, food and etc. It is about knowing your limitations and plus points. You must be aware of your abilities so that you can use them when the time comes. You need to analyze yourself and find out what is it that you lacking in. Are you short tempered or do you panic easily or is that you can't speak in a group. Find out and then accordingly we can work on your personality. Comparison: You need to accept one thing that you cannot be best at everything. We all have our strengths and weaknesses. You are different from others; you have your own set of talents and abilities. Just because there is someone around who is great at a think you are not good at does not mean he is better than you. There will be things that he cannot do but you can. No one is perfect in this world. So never compare yourself to others. It does more harm than good. Love yourself and you will definitely achieve a better personality. Courteous: Personality as I said is not just about how you look. It is how you present yourself. It is how you impress others. An expressionless and monotonous tone will get you nowhere. You need to have an attitude that is pleasing so that you are welcomed wherever you go. Be courteous and humble. Greet your juniors with a smile and reply back to their greetings. At times have lunch together or offer your lunch to them. Be available for your people and you will become dependable for them. This is a remarkable trait for your personality. Mannerism weighs a lot in the professional world. Body Language: Having a personality takes into account everything. Not just the way you dress up and talk but also your body language. How you walk, sit , eat , how you behave when others are talking etc make a huge impact on others. Your body language is therefore a very important is very aspect of your personality. Have a relaxed posture. Walk upright do not droop or be extra rigid. When others in a group are talking have a relaxed tone. Do not get involved with the surroundings but pay attention to the speaker. If he is talking to you have a calm eye contact and not staring or distracted. Have a good body language that shows that you are confident. Physique: The easiest way to achieve a good personality is to have a good physique. It cannot be denied that a good physique is very important. It is a very important part of your personality. Your physique not only sets an impression but it speaks a lot about you. A good physique says that you are a well planned person. You think about yourself and about your health. It also gives a perception that you are away from bad habits and company. It really says a lot about you. So start exercising and stay fit to develop your personality. Speech: A very vital part of any personality development program is to help you speak better. By speaking better I do not mean using big words and giving speeches. The words you use are very important. Have a decent and simple manner of speaking. Use a language that is understood by all. Now a day's English has the top priority. If you do not have grips over this language enroll yourself with some coaching class. When you speak in a group see to it that your words are not offending or agitating. When to speak is more important than what to speak. So take care of your speech as much as you can. Appreciate: A great personality knows how to impress and make an impact. In the professional world where you work or stay in a group; to be accepted by others is very important. All the pain of building a personality is to be accepted so that we can move on and work in a better way. Develop a habit of appreciating your mates no matter how small the work is. Although take care that you are not being fake. Appreciating others makes you a very friendly person. You also motivate your mates and that makes you a better employee as well. Thus a simple habit of appreciating helps you develop your personality by making you a little selfless. Attire: Yes personality is not all about dressing up but the way you dress does have an impact on your personality. So even if not the most important you attire is definitely one of the most important aspect of your personality. Dress up in a decent manner. Be professional and avoid flashy colors. Avoid unnecessary piercing on your body or tattoos. Wear neatly ironed and unstained clothes. Look pro essional or according to the environment of your working place. It is very important to develop your personality to have a great sense of dressing. Confidence: I will definitely say that this is the most important thing to be achieved to obtain a better personality. You have to be confident with whatever you do. Your confidence says that you know about your work and you are well aware of your abilities. If you shy of speaking in public then you have to start speaking as having confidence is very important. Believe in yourself and to help you build confidence read success stories of other people. Have motivational slogans and pictures on your board etc to help you boot your confidence.

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A Understanding Agribusiness and Entrepreneurship study question

Many people confuse on the difference between agriculture and agribusiness. What is your opinion on that? What are the main factors that brought development in agribusiness in your coutry? (25 marks)

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A Change your thinking reach your goals and dreams

We can"t change our lives while we are not thinking in the right way

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A Forms of Business Structure

There are several legal forms to choose from when selecting the best means of structuring your business. Carefully considering the various options before start may save time and money later. There are several forms of business structures including:

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A Sex to repentance

WE JUST HAD SEX:
she was in my arms, we were cuddled together naked and just finished making love to catch up for the lost time.

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A How to develop ones Enterprising Tendencies?

At some point in an entrepreneurial career a person has to start developing experience and learning actively about what they do best and what they should learn to do better, and the sooner they start learning actively the sooner they start being enterprising.

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A I hope everybody will reflect on this

1. If you are SINGLE and keep on saying "I DON'T TRUST MEN OR WOMEN!" Remember your mates are getting married every Saturday. Let me ask you, are they marrying spirits? Wise up!

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A Beautiful story

Couldn't resist sharing this beautiful story 😊

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A The powerful prayer

A Priest has just requested that this be shared, kindly reflect on it. Thanks

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A Funny mathematics paper

MATHEMATICS,PAPER 1 P299/2
Time:2:30mins
Instruction: Attempt any four
questions.
ALL QUESTIONS CARRY EQUAL MARKS.
1. You have dated a girl for two years and eventually she drops you for another guy. Calculate the percentage of time wasted (20 marks).
2. You buy airtime for your girlfriend and she calls another guy. Using trigonometric identities, derive the general formula for this kind of love (20 marks).
3. You are dating four girls simultaneously, and each of these girls is demanding a Samsung Galaxy S5 and an Ipad 3 from you.
(a) Plot a graph of girls against the prices of these phones(15 marks).
(b) Using data from your graph, state the estimates of your future poverty (5 marks).
4. You are dating other people's sisters, but you don't want to see any guy with any of your sisters. Calculate the percentage error in your thinking capacity, given that you have 4 sisters and 3 girlfriends. Take Pi = 3.14 (20 marks).

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A Just think about this

*No matter how many times the teeth bite the tongue, they still stay together in one mouth. That's the spirit of FORGIVENESS. Even though the eyes don't see each other, they see things together, blink simultaneously and cry together. That's UNITY." May the Lord grant us all the spirit of forgiveness and togetherness*.

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A STORY Be that kind of woman

Sometime ago, a man went with his wife in their car to a fuel station, while they were buying the fuel, the man discovered that it was the wife's ex boyfriend that is attending to them, He then smiled and turned to his wife and said, "you would have ended up marrying that petrol attendant", but the wife smiled and said, "if I had married him, He will be the one sitting by the steering of the car"

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