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

ISBN-10: 047056363X
ISBN-13: 9780470563632
Edition: 2010
Authors: Rob Adams
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Book details

List price: $19.99
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 4/28/2010
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 256
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

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

Introduction
Market Validation: Why Ready, Aim, Fire Beats Ready, Fire, Fire, Fire, Aim
Ready-Could This Idea Fly?
Ready: The Overview
Domain Knowledge: Where Did You Get Your Idea?
The Market: How Big Is It, and How Fast Is It Growing?
Lifecycles and Trends: How Are These Affecting Your Market?
Your Competitors: What Are They Doing?
The Experts: What Do They Say?
The Ready Checklist
Aim-What Do Your Future Customers Think?
Aim: The Overview
Research: Learning What You Really Need to Know
Interviews: Getting to the Market Pain
Who Are You After? Finding Your Target Audience
Turning Data into Results: How to Practically Apply All That You've Learned
Outside Help: Using Research Professionals
Countdown: Preparing the Market for Your Product
The Aim Checklist
Fire-Blasting into the Market
Fire: The Overview
Sales and Marketing: Budget for It
The Details: Write Product Specs and Schedules
Fast to Market: Get a Market-Oriented Product Out Quickly
Early Customers: Recruit Design Partners and Advisory Boards
Showtime: Launch, Market, and Sell the Product
The Fire Checklist
About the Author
Index

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