Access The Market
18:30 - 20:30
How to access the market
Which sales channels will you choose to sell your product or service?
How will you access customers?
You may think that your sales channel is obvious: the Internet. You have a website, you offer products, and you promote your products through various Internet marketing channels like pay-per-click ads and comparison-shopping engines. However, there is no simple answer and it depends largely on your customers and products.
This session looks at how three businesses at very different stage of operation have done it and the challenges they have faced on the way.
WHAT YOU’LL LEARN
The experience of Founders on how they accessed different markets for their enterprises and networks. This includes the challenges they faced at the early stage plus what they would recommend when thinking about your sales channels.
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