How to Market Your Business
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How to Market Your Business

The definitive course for creating a successful marketing plan for your business
4.3 (7 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
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Published 12/2011
English
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  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 5 Articles
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What Will I Learn?
What a target market is and what it means for your business
Who your target market is
Why your customers buy from you
The difference between sales and marketing
How to best reach your ideal customer/target market
The objectives of your website
What Search Engine Optimization is and how it can benefit your website
How analytic software can help your website
How to get traffic to your website and keep them coming back
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Expand All 25 Lectures Collapse All 25 Lectures 02:08:42
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Welcome Orientation
2 Lectures 06:33

Course Objectives
01:40
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Know Your Market
6 Lectures 26:29
In this chapter you will learn: What is a “target market” and what does it mean for my business? How can I find out who my target market is? What is it that makes my customers buy from me? OVERVIEW How many buyers are there?  Where are they, and what do they care about? What do they read, what do th…
Objectives
00:59

Part 1 of a four part series on Market Analysis.

OPTIONAL: A Slide Notes handout is available. Click here to download it.

Preview 08:52

Part 2 of a four part series on Market Analysis.

Know Your Market, Part 2
08:44

Part 3 of a four part series on Market Analysis. This lesson video demonstrates how to create a Market Analysis table. The demo supports the LESSON: Market Analysis at the end of this section.

Know Your Market, Part 3
05:36

The last of a four part series on Market Analysis.

Market Analysis, Part 4
02:18

DOWNLOADS: Templates for Lessons

Financials: The spreadsheet portion of this lesson will be completed by opening the business-plan-financials.xls file. You will continue to build into this file with each spreadsheet lesson.

  • Download and open the business-plan-financials.xls (found in the optional downloads area) 
  • Use the "Save as" command to save a copy of the file as yourname_financials.xls 

Text: The text portion of this lesson will be completed using the minimum-business-plan-outline.doc. You will continue to build into this file with each text lesson.

  • Download and open the minimum-business-plan-outline.doc file (found in the optional downloads area)
  • Use the “Save as” command to save a copy the plan outline file as yourname_businessplan.doc 
Click the "Download Printable Version" button to download the PDF of this lesson.
LESSON: Market Analysis
6 pages
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Marketing Strategy
5 Lectures 38:50
In this chapter you will learn: How marketing is different from sales How to create a “brand” for your product or service How to best reach your ideal customer/target market OVERVIEW : Knowing about your market isn’t enough. You also need to decide who will be your customer, how you will find new cu…
Objectives
01:28

Part 1 of a four part series on Marketing Strategy.

OPTIONAL: A Slide Notes handout is available. Click here to download it

Marketing Strategy, Part 1
08:38

Part 2 of a four part series on Marketing Strategy.

Marketing Strategy, Part 2
10:27

Part 3 of a four part series on Marketing Strategy.

Marketing Strategy, Part 3
10:13

The last of a four part series on Marketing Strategy.

Marketing Strategy, Part 4
08:04
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The Web
5 Lectures 35:39
In this chapter you will learn: What you want your website to do for you (contact only, sell online, etc.) How to bring visitors to your website What is Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and what it means to your website What "analytics software" is and what it can do for your website Marketing progr…
Objectives--The Web
01:10

Part 1 of a four part series on The Web as it pertains to your business.

OPTIONAL: A Slide Notes handout is available. Click here to download it.

The Web, Part 1
10:15

Part 2 of a four part series on The Web as it pertains to your business.

The Web, Part 2
08:43

Part 3 of a four part series on The Web as it pertains to your business.

The Web, Part 3
09:13

Part 4 of a four part series on The Web as it pertains to your business.

The Web, Part 4
06:18
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Next Steps
1 Lecture 01:02
Now that you have completed this course we are happy to offer you additional courses which can help you succeed in business.  The  How to Market Your Business course which you completed is a module of the How to Start a Business course. The How to Start a Business course is $129 however as an existi…
Next Steps
01:02
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Optional Downloads
6 Lectures 05:03

DOWNLOADS: Templates for Lessons

Financials: The spreadsheet portion of this lesson will be completed by opening the business-plan-financials.xls file. You will continue to build into this file with each spreadsheet lesson.

  • Download and open the business-plan-financials.xls (found in the optional downloads area) 
  • Use the "Save as" command to save a copy of the file as yourname_financials.xls

NOTE: This file was originally created in Business Plan Pro; it is compatible with Microsoft Excel or any other spreadsheet-compatible program which can read .xls format.

Business Plan Financials
768.0 kB

Templates for Lessons:

Text: The text portion of the lessons will be completed using the minimum-business-plan-outline.doc file. Use the “Save as” command to save a copy the plan outline file as yourname_businessplan.doc 

NOTE: This file was originally created in Business Plan Pro; it is compatible with Microsoft Word or any other program which can read .doc format.

At the end of the course, the completed tables in the .xls file can be copied into yourname_businessplan.doc file. The combined tables and topics will then become your business plan file.

Minimum Business Plan Outline
120.8 kB

The template for Business Plan Pro is contained within this ZIP archive. Save this file to the hard drive of your computer, right click on it to Extract the file, then open it with Business Plan Pro to use it for your assignments.

Business Plan Pro Template
202.2 kB

Ch5: Slide Notes Know Your Market
1.2 MB

Ch6: Slide Notes Market Strategy
1.6 MB

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Glossary of Terms
05:03
About the Instructor
Bplans School of Business
4.3 Average rating
42 Reviews
1,377 Students
5 Courses
Helping You Succeed in Business
Tim Berry
4.3 Average rating
42 Reviews
1,377 Students
5 Courses
Business Planning Expert

Tim Berry is the founder of Palo Alto Software, makers of the top selling business plan software in the world. He is also the founder of Bplans.com, co-founder of Borland International, author of several best-selling books on business planning, and has a Stanford MBA.

Tim has spent his entire career focused on entrepreneurship and business planning. As a consultant Tim has helped businesses such as Apple, Autodesk, and McDonalds with their business planning.

As an entrepreneur, he started a company from nothing and grew it to own 70% market share without any outside investment. As an educator, Tim taught entrepreneurship at the University of Oregon for 11 years.

In 2001 Tim won the USASBE (United States Association of Small Business and Entrepreneurship) Corporate Entrepreneur of the Year award and a USASBE award for teaching. His books have been published by Harcourt Brace, McGraw-Hill, Dow Jones-Irwin and Entrepreneur Press.