If You Build It Will They Come?: Three Steps to Test and Validate Any Market Opportunity [NOOK Book]

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Know if you'll hit your targets before pulling the trigger on any marketing plan

More than sixty five percent of new products are commercial failures, and if you compound this with a recession, now more than ever you can't afford to be wrong. In If You Build It Will They Come, business professor and strategy consultant Rob Adams shows you how to make sure you hit your target market before you spend a lot of money. He shows you the fast, systematic and proven approach of ...

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If You Build It Will They Come?: Three Steps to Test and Validate Any Market Opportunity

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Overview

Know if you'll hit your targets before pulling the trigger on any marketing plan

More than sixty five percent of new products are commercial failures, and if you compound this with a recession, now more than ever you can't afford to be wrong. In If You Build It Will They Come, business professor and strategy consultant Rob Adams shows you how to make sure you hit your target market before you spend a lot of money. He shows you the fast, systematic and proven approach of performing Market Validation in advance of making a large product investment.

Adams outlines a simple and effective market validation and testing strategy that is proven, giving entrepreneurs and managers the ability to dramatically improve the prospect of product success. He explains how to quickly gather information on competitors, directly interview members of your target market, and figure out what the market really wants to buy, versus what customers say they want.

  • The steps to quickly understanding the viability of your market
  • Where to go to gather the information needed to hit the market requirements
  • How to follow through with the right product launched in the right way
  • Adams cuts through the fancy terms and expensive market research that gives lots of data but no real product oriented information about usage, pricing, features and competitive forces. In the end you'll produce results on your first release of a far more mature product, shipped in a faster timeframe with features customers will actually use.
  • This book is for anyone involved with designing, developing and launching new products. Its examples and advice cover everything from the fledgling start-up that needs their first product to work just to survive to the successful Fortune Class company establishing new worldwide markets. Examples cut across all major industrial sectors including consumer, retail, manufacturing, technology, life sciences and services. This book offers the step-based guidance you need to make sure failure is not an option.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470610589
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 3/9/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 728,258
  • File size: 338 KB

Meet the Author

Rob Adams is a strategy consultant and venture capitalist, and on the faculty of The University of Texas at Austin's McCombs School of Business. He has been a founder, founding investor, or involved with the IPO or merger and acquisition of more than forty companies, involving the launch of more than 100 new products, representing more than a billion dollars of investment. He is the author of A Good Hard Kick in the Ass: Basic Training for Entrepreneurs. He has been covered in BusinessWeek, Forbes, Fortune, Money, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and the Washington Post, as well as on Bloomberg Radio, Public Television, and National Public Radio's Marketplace program. For more information, please visit www.drrobadams.com

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Table of Contents

Introduction.


Chapter One Ready: The Overview.


Chapter Two Domain Knowledge: Where Did You Get Your Idea?


Chapter Three The Market: How Big Is It, and How Fast Is It Growing?


Chapter Four Lifecycles and Trends: How Are These Affecting Your Market?


Chapter Five Your Competitors: What Are They Doing?


Chapter Six The Experts: What Do They Say?

Chapter Seven The Ready Checklist.


Chapter Eight Aim: The Overview.


Chapter Nine Research: Learning What You Really Need to Know.


Chapter Ten Interviews: Getting to the Market Pain.


Chapter Eleven Who Are You After? Finding Your Target Audience.


Chapter Twelve Turning Data into Results: How to Practically Apply All That You’ve Learned.


Chapter Thirteen Outside Help: Using Research Professionals.


Chapter Fourteen Countdown: Preparing the Market for Your Product.


Chapter Fifteen The Aim Checklist.

Chapter Sixteen Fire: The Overview.

Chapter Seventeen Sales and Marketing: Budget for It


Chapter Eighteen The Details: Write Product Specs and Schedules


Chapter Nineteen Fast to Market: Get a Market-Oriented Product Out Quickly


Chapter Twenty Early Customers: Recruit Design Partners and Advisory Boards


Chapter Twenty-One Showtime: Launch, Market, and Sell the Product


Chapter Twenty-Two The Fire Checklist


About the Author


Index

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