THE MOST TRENDS FACING SMALL BUSINESSES IN 2011 A comprehensive research study by acid test marketing
#1 Danger: The CLUTTER Factor Average consumer faced with commercial messages per day! The consumer is hit with an average of commercial messages per day!
60,000,000 people are on the “Do Not Call” Registry! Unreachable Consumers 80% 60% 40% 20% 0% Ad-Blockers Resenters Resisters56% resist buying from companies that advertise “too much!”
OK, here’s the secret . . . Select a narrow, specific “ideal” target market and communicate continually.
#2 Danger: Perceived Indifference! Death Move Buy From Friend Perceived Sold By Competitor Price Too High
Some disturbing facts . . . Major corporations lose, and therefore must replace, a good of their customers every 5 years!A typical company’s customersleave at a rate of per year,a figure that is increasing annually!
The good news is . . . An average of of customers who complain about an incident will do business with you again you resolve their problem.
#3 Danger: Lagging Behind Web 2.0!Now more than ever, it’s vital for companies to embrace not only the latest technologies, but crucial social networks, as well!
The law of Diminishing Returns!In 2011 it costs more than as much as it did in 1992 to reach prospective Customers. In 2011 it takes to reach your buyer where it only took 4 in 1992. Therefore , in 2011 it costs achieved in 1992.
#5 Danger: Increasing Competition Increasing Failures! Over new businesses start every year! More than within the first 2 years!Lack of sufficient capitalPoor management skillsLack of sales
Avoid Frustration! 3% BUYING Now 7% OPEN To It 30% NOT Thinking About It30% Don’t THINK They’re Interested 30% KNOW they’re Not Interested
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The Wealth of the Land₪ Natural resources Tigris and Euphrates Rivers Fertile soil and abundant sunshine Wide variety of native plant and animal species Nearby mountains rich in metals, timber, and semi-precious stones Click for Map
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Eridu … 1,700 Years of Temple BuildingDiagram of Eridu with Temple Abzu Temple of Enki, god of water and wisdom Complex Evidence of fish offerings Click for Map
Early-Dynastic Period₪ City-states worship 1 deity plus a common pantheon Pantheon headed by Enlil, king of the gods₪ Burial Practices differ Commoners buried under floor in homes Few grave goods Elites buried in cemeteries Lavish grave goods Click for Map
Gold and Lapis Dagger Silver Lyre c. 2,400 BC c. 2,500 BC Excavation Site Royal Cemetery of Ur“Scarlet Ware” Jar Shell “Goat” Plaque c. 2,900 BC c. 2,400 BC Gold and Carnelian Gold Helmet Necklace c. 2,400 c. 2,400 BC Click for Map
Gudea of Lagash Hands folded in serene pietyStatuary displays an unprecedented realism Click for Map
Palace of Zimri-Lim₪ Multi-storied mud-brick and timber edifice₪ Inner courtyards enclosed by multiple rooms₪ Drainage systems₪ Elaborate frescoes and tapestries₪ Fortified throne room₪ Multiplicity of administrative, religious, residential, and craft areas Click for Map
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Stages of DevelopmentBadarian Naqada I Naqada II Naqada III Early OldCulture • (Amratian) • (Gerzean) • (Proto- Dynastic Kingdom• Ca. 5,500 – • 3,800 – • 3,500 – Dynastic) • 2,950 – • 2,575 – 3,800 BC 3,500 BC 3,200 BC • 3,200 – 2,575 BC 2,150 BC 2,950 BC Click For Map
Naqada I (Amratian Culture)Red pottery with shiny blacktops or geometric designsBurials for commonersmuch the same as Badarianera – grave goods include Pottery, jewelry, slate palettes (for preparing eye makeup) food, weapons Female fertility figurines and bearded male figures Click For Map
Naqada III (Proto Dynastic) King Narmer (Menes)Dynasty 1Ca. 3,100 BCSometimes referred toas King CatfishCredited with unifyingUpper & Lower Egypt But Egypt was unified slowly over generations of kings … he just put the last piece in place Narmer Palette Click For Map
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Old KingdomThe Pharaoh Personification of Horus, son of Osiris Also identified with Osiris, god of the dead Duties include: Mediating between gods & people Guaranteeing change of seasons Guaranteeing annual floods Guaranteeing safety from natural disasters and enemies Joins the gods after death Click For Map
Mythology of IsisSister/wife of Osiris; Mother ofHorusGreatest goddess of Egyptthroughout its long historyOsiris Myth: Osiris murdered by brother Set who tore the body into 14 pieces and scattered the parts Isis searched for and found the pieces; through magic she reanimated Osiris in order to conceive Horus Click For Map
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