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Ask these question before the get go. These questions need to focus on learning about your customer and finding out if they will buy your product (or service) at a profit to you.

MEASURING Accomplishment Questions for Entrepreneurs.

If you don't have "milestones" or "gates" on your road to accomplishment and success you will not know you are headed in the right direction of your goals.. It's like making a journey without a roadmap.......

TOP INFLUENCERS for QUESTIONS for Entrepreneurs.

Who has expertise in Customer Development, Marketing, writing business plans, PR, Social, Goal setting..... and much more ~ check our compete list of lists of Questions Entrepreneurs should ask.

BRANDING my (new) Company QUESTIONS for Entrepreneurs?

Branding or your Brand is what separates you from everyone else, and especially your competitors. Look at it as the DNA of your company or business.

STARTING A (SMALL) BUSINESS Questions for Entrepreneurs.

Think of this as creating a timeline of everything you need to do in order to sell your product or service at a price which is greater than the cost to you; this means the cost of buying or creating the product and/or the cost of giving the service.

BUSINESS PLAN BEST Questions for Entrepreneurs.

A business plan helps you clarify your business model and reason for being, as well as keeping your goals and measurement /milestones in sight, to stay focused and active. A "living" plan means your plan can be flexible to accommodate any changing needs.

MARKETING PLAN Questions for Entrepreneurs.

The most common reason great ideas don’t become profitable businesses is this: A simple misalignment between value, markets and the reality of both. ASK the right questions to determine this.

SETTING REALISTIC GOALS Questions for Entrepreneurs.

The key here is "realistic" ~ there are many great ideas, however in actual fact the path to get there does not consist of realistic steps for the process to accomplish the end goal. Sometimes (often) it's the money needed, other it's the time to accomplishment...sometimes the people who can do it.....

START UP TEAM HIRING Questions for Entrepreneurs.

What kind of culture do we want our new organization to have, and what competencies and attitudes should we be recruiting for to make that happen?

LONG TERM STRATEGY Questions for Entrepreneurs

If you start with the overall picture (strategy), add to that measurable milestone (goals), you can focus on every day tactics with out getting lost or drowning!

PLANNING Questions for Entrepreneurs.

Have I identified the strengths, weakness, opportunities and threats (SWOT) so I can account for them in my business plan? Ask the questions to do this.

SOCIAL MARKETING strategy Questions for Entrepreneurs.

This needs to include asking questions to define your social voice, to determine where your audience hangs out (which platforms) and how best to create the network infrastructure for listening, engaging and a memorable experience for your audience and/or customers.

SALES "killer" QUESTIONS for Entrepreneurs

Ask the questions to find out what your customer wants to know, not what you think they should know.

PR Initiative Questions for Entrepreneurs.

Can PR give you more exposure than marketing early in the game? The kind of exposure you need?

VC QUESTIONS ~ For an Entrepreneur to ask before asking for FUNDING

These are the questions Entrepreneurs should ask themselves before heading to a VC for funding.

ANGEL INVESTOR Questions for an Entrepreneur to ASK.

These are questions the Entrepreneur needs to ask as part of due diligence of the Angel Investor!

"INSANELY GREAT" PRESENTATION Questions for Entrepreneurs.

I just read "Stellar Presentations" by Shel Israel and he has some extremely valid questions in this category.

B2B CUSTOMER Questions for Entrepreneurs.

Don Perkins shares some really good questions that you should be asking to, and about, your B2B customers.

CUSTOMER FOLLOW UP Questions for Entrepreneurs.

Listly List - What are the best customer followup questions via @starbucker #sobcon -

What is the ONE Question an Entrepreneur needs to ASK to be Successful? - A Listly List

Listly List - What is the ONE Question an Entrepreneur needs to ASK to be Successful? -