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Growth 

New Product Launch or Market Entry?

Test Ahead of Launching


There is no market entry or expansion with limited or no market research.

No service or product launch either. Nevertheless, many continue to rely on luck and enter new markets with little or no analysis and planning.


As Harvard Business School professor Clayton Christensen says, "more than 30,000 new products are introduced every year and 95% fail." 


There are many factors that can lead to the failure of new products or new market entrants. Perhaps one of the main problems is the lack of adequacy between products and the market as a result of the lack of preparation.


Addressing interesting problems to be solved instead of focusing on those which meet a market need is often the primary reason for failure.

Industry Roundup

RETAIL


6 July 2020

How retailers are overcoming the Post-Pandemic Economic Recession 

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TECHNOLOGY


13 July 2020

People, Process, Technology – the last piece of the puzzle 


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FINANCE


20 July 2020

Is it finally time for your local bank branch to be virtual? 


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PUBLIC SECTOR


27 July 2020

The Public Sector is slow but does it have to be?


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Technology

Technology

Being Data-Driven: What does it mean?

17 August 2020   \\ Technology                                                   

Author: Alexander Boast


It’s a phrase, and perhaps verb, that we hear a lot, isn’t it?

LinkedIn profiles, job descriptions and PR articles are all talking about how to become data-driven, how to make data-driven decisions, how to be data-driven.


To the uninitiated – and perhaps even to the initiated – it might be worth pausing for a moment to ask what this really means? 


A Google search for the term “data-driven” returns some 655 million results, and a quick adjective definition that reads thusly:

“The adjective data-driven means that progress in an activity is compelled by data, rather than by intuition or by personal experience.” Wikipedia


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    Manufacturing

    10 August 2020

    Being Data-Driven: what does it mean?


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    Manufacturing

    13 July 2020

    People, Process, Technology – the last piece of the puzzle 


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    Manufacturing

    Oct. 2019

    Driving Change Through Innovation for Growth


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    Technology

    DeFi: Decentralised Finance’s impact on 2020 and beyond

    7 Sept. 2020   \\ Finance                                                

    Author: Alexander Boast


    As inflation around the world quickly catches up to and threatens to overtake interest rates set by the major banks, it’s possible that soon keeping money in a misnomer “savings account” will actually lose us money.


    What are people doing to combat this?


    They’re looking elsewhere, squarely at the Decentralised Finance movement and the options it brings to them.


    “Buy more money with your money”


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      Manufacturing

      7 Sept. 2020

      DeFi: Decentralised Finance’s impact on 2020 and beyond


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      Manufacturing

      17 Aug. 2020

      Your Post-Pandemic Business Recovery should start today


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      Manufacturing

      13 July 2020

      Is it finally time for your local bank branch to be virtual?


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      Growth

      Manufacturing

      19 Jan. 2021

      New Product Launch or Market Entry?Test Ahead of Launching


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      Manufacturing

      29 Sept. 2020

      Global expansion during Covid-19 isn't derailed.


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      Your Post-Pandemic Business Recovery should start today

      17 August 2020   \\ Growth & Finance                                                

      Author: Alexander Boast


      We aren’t going to tell you that things are bad right now; you know that already, so we come with good news.


      We’re excited to announce the launch of a new service offering to help those affected by the current global economic recession. 


      We want to work with you whatever the size of your business and whatever your budget – because it’s the right thing to do.


      Don’t expect any tired platitudes or generic benefit statements from us; we don’t have time for that and neither do you. Instead, our growth experts have been devising new, experimental and affordable solutions to kick-start your business recovery.



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        Manufacturing

        21 Sept. 2020

        Bolster Your Tech Business Courage


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        Manufacturing

        17 Aug. 2020

        Your Post-Pandemic Business Recovery should start today


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        Technology

        Finance

        Ask the Expert

        CEO & Founder Interviews

        Advocacy For Business

        with Alex Boast


        Read the interview


        Minimise Business Disruption

        with Invoice Finance


        Interview with Chris Claeys


        Listening, a Critical Leadership Skill

        with Colin Smith


        Read the interview


        Amazing Blocks: Tokenizing Everything 


        Interview with Nicolas Weber


        Chasyr: A new direction for delivery


        Read the interview with Tommy Marquez


        MyFocusSpace: Virtual Co-working to Increase Productivity


        Read the interview Viorica Vanica


        Business & how we see it

        Being Data-Driven: what does it mean?


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        Video Interviews

        Adding Value - what does it mean?


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        Sales - Has Covid-19 Changed Our Approach?


        Open Solutions Global Founder, Patrycja Maksymowicz in conversation with Kristian Ramsier, FISM

        Other Resources