Watch this with a 10-15 minute audiotrack at http://vimeo.com/novusprogram/lesson18
The goal of this lesson is to provide tools to determine the strengths and weaknesses of potential competitors in order to compete in various markets. The lesson begins with an overview of the importance of competitor analysis and its primary importance. A framework to analyze various competitors is then introduced. The lesson then uses the framework to analyze the key aspects of a competitor.
The Novus project is a combination of video tutorials designed to be used in conjunction with a free business simulation software program. The Novus Business and IT Program contains 36 business and IT training videos, covering basic finance, accounting, marketing, economics, business strategy, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Users will have an opportunity to apply the lessons in the Novus Business Simulator. Over six rounds, the user or teams will have to make decisions on capital purchases, financing, production, financing, and human resources for a microbrewery. This channel has arranged the 36 video lessons into the order in which they are meant to be used with the simulator. To watch this slideshow as a video, please go to our Vimeo page at: https://vimeo.com/novusprogram. To download our free business simulation software, please go to our SourceForge page at: http://sourceforge.net/projects/novus/.