By John Warrillow
A company parable approximately find out how to create a start-up that won't capture you if you happen to are looking to promote it.
in response to John Warrillow, the #1 mistake marketers make is to construct a enterprise that is based too seriously on them. hence, while the time involves promote, dealers aren't convinced that the company-even if it's profitable-can stand on its own.
to demonstrate this, Warrillow introduces us to a fictional small enterprise proprietor named Alex who's suffering to promote his advertisements enterprise. Alex turns to Ted, an entrepreneur and outdated relatives pal, who encourages Alex to pursue 3 standards to make his enterprise sellable:
* Teachable: specialize in services for you to educate staff to deliver.
* invaluable: keep away from fee wars through focusing on doing something greater than a person else.
* Repeatable: generate habitual profit by means of engineering items that buyers need to repurchase often.
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