Ask for advice, but do what you think is best.

The best way to have a good idea is to have lots of ideas.

I don't believe in comfort zones.

Dare not to be boring.

Value is the one business model that never fails.


5 Tips for Product Packaging

Wed, 09/30/2015 - 21:33 -- Leonard Shostak

Product packaging is an important aspect of marketing. The packaging of a product should reflect the product brand and start a conversation with the target audience while connecting with potential customers. Product packaging should also be unique to stay true to the product brand and distinguish a product from the competition.

Here are 5 tips for product packaging worth following:

3 Tips for Selecting Product Marketing Software

Sun, 09/20/2015 - 21:13 -- Leonard Shostak

A product launch could be quite challenging and stressful for a team. The successful marketing of a new product entails not only a good marketing strategy but also a streamlined execution. Selecting the right product marketing software can help you streamline your marketing operations and make your team workflow more efficient. Here are three criteria to use to choose the product marketing software that will serve you best.

5 Tips for Launching a New Product or Service

Tue, 07/21/2015 - 15:12 -- Leonard Shostak

There are several key approaches to launching a new product or service in a strategic way to attract the target audience that would pay attention to the product/service. Having the next best idea is not enough on its own to create buzz or bring sales. Getting the attention of the right people, however, will contribute to a successful launch. It is important to know how to do so in an efficient and strategic way. Here are a few key steps in launching a new product or service.

3 Content-Driven Steps to Enhance Your Product Launch

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 19:47 -- Leonard Shostak

Designing and producing a new product is not an easy process. Introducing your product to your audience and marketing its value is even harder. Most customers utilize online channels to learn about products before they make an informed decision. It is important for a product to have online presence that is informative enough for customers to better understand its value and how it relates to their needs. Here are threee content-driven steps to enhance your product launch.

How to Decide Whether to Keep or Kill a Product Idea

Tue, 06/23/2015 - 20:33 -- Leonard Shostak

Spending valuable resources and time on a product idea makes it hard to consider pulling the plug on it before bringing the product to market. More often than not, product innovators and designers also establish an emotional connection to their product idea, which makes it even harder to kill a product. Bringing a product to market that turns out a failure, however, would be a much bigger disappointment that would also waste time, energy, and resources. Thus, it is really important to identify when a product should be fixed or simply killed.

3 Steps to Build an Authentic Message for Your Product Launch

Tue, 06/16/2015 - 21:12 -- Leonard Shostak

Creating and bringing a new product to market is much more than simply designing a new product and hitting sales numbers. Products with a deep vision offer meaningful value to their target audience that speaks to customers on a personal level. Thus, building an authentic relationship with customers before the design and launch of a product is a key factor in influencing an authentic message for your product launch. Here are some simple, yet powerful steps in crafting an impactful message for your product launch.

How to Develop a Starter Product for Customers

Tue, 06/09/2015 - 21:34 -- Leonard Shostak

Many solopreneurs, entrepreneurs, and product developers need more than one strategy to reach and serve more customers. One very effective way to do so is to develop a low-risk, low-investment product or service that makes it easier for potential clients to test and use. Here is how to develop a starter product for potential customers.

3 Ways to Identify When a Product Is Not Worth Developing

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 23:33 -- Leonard Shostak

Many product developers and wannabe entrepreneurs spend tons of time, resources and energy on products that turn out to be failures. New products do not become a success for various reasons. More often than not, however, products do not make it to the market successfully not because of bad design or functionality but because of a simple lack of market demand. Product designers, developers and inventors can save a lot of headache by doing initial market research to find key market information that can help them decide if moving forward with their product idea is worth it or not.

3 Key Questions to Identify Your Clients' Pain Points

Wed, 05/20/2015 - 22:28 -- Leonard Shostak

The best way to create a solid business offering is to provide real value that addresses actual customer challenges. In order to design such an offering, business owners need to connect with their ideal clients to clearly understand their problems. Asking the right questions is extremely important in identifying clients’ pain points and ways to address them. Here are 3 key questions to pinpoint your clients’ challenges.


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