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Create a Robust Go to Market Strategy

Learn how to plan and implement a go to market strategy with a compelling value proposition that leads your business to success.

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  • Duration

    3 weeks
  • Weekly study

    3 hours

Develop a complete go to market strategy template for your new business

Got a great business idea? Time to build a bullet-proof go to market strategy.

This course will equip you with the skills and knowledge to identify your business positioning, define your target market, and develop a marketing strategy that sets your business up for success.

Develop a powerful positioning strategy and unique value proposition

Led by Ken Burke, founder of the EntrepreneurNOW Network, you’ll discover how to use the unique selling points (USPs) of your product or service to define its business positioning.

You’ll learn how to inform your customers of these USPs through the creation of a defined and unique value proposition and identify effective selling and marketing techniques for doing so.

Learn how to define your target market

Defining your audience is a key part of developing a solid go to market strategy.

You’ll consider how to identify who your audience is and explore ways to identify your competition. You’ll also explore how to build and use customer personas to inform a value proposition that resonates with your audience.

Find innovative ways to engage your customers and develop a messaging strategy

Understanding your customers is key to reaching and engaging with them. You’ll learn how to identify the business benefits that matter most to your target customer.

You’ll discover how to make psycho-graphic and demographic customer profiles and how to implement different messaging strategies to engage with your target audience

Implement your marketing strategy and set your business up for success

Once you’ve learnt how to develop a go to market plan, lay out your unique value proposition, identify your target audience and messaging strategy, and position your business in the market, you’ll find out how to apply your new knowledge in the real world.

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  • Week 1

    Create a Powerful Positioning Strategy

    • Welcome

      Welcome to Creating a Robust Go-to-Market Strategy

    • Introduction

      Let's get started with creating your positioning straetgy.

    • Positioning for Success

      In this activity, we will take a look at how to position your company in the best possible way. The good thing is you have lots of control on how you want your customers to perceive you.

    • The Positioning Framework

      You will learn step by step exactly how to position your product or service. We introduce an easy to use framework that walks you through the process.

    • Create a Positioning Strategy

      Time to put pen to paper - or fingers to keyboard. We will take a look inside a planning worksheet to prepare you to create a positioning strategy for your business.

    • Discuss How to Build a Positioning Strategy

      Let's discuss how you can effectively build a solid positioning strategy for your business or business idea.

    • Quiz - Create a Positioning Strategy

      A chance to test your knowledge.

  • Week 2

    Determine Your Target Market

    • Introduction

      Let's get started with an overview of how to determine your target market.

    • Target Market Framework

      Learn the target market framework which gives you all the tools necessary to define your target market.

    • Target Market Workshop

      Time to put pen to paper - or fingers to keyboard. We present a planning worksheet that prepares you to define your target market.

    • Discuss How to Determine Your Target Market

      Let's discuss how you can effectively define your target market such that your unique value proposition resonates with your customers.

    • Quiz - Determine Your Target Market

      Here is your chance to test your knowledge. Take the final quiz.

  • Week 3

    Build a Compelling Unique Value Proposition

    • Introduction

      Let's dive into one of the most important strategies in building your go-to-market strategy. You will learn how to create a unique value proposition that resonates with you potential customers.

    • Unique Value Proposition Explained

      Now it is time to dive into the details about creating a unique value proposition.

    • Create Your Unique Value Proposition

      In this lesson, I am going to walk you step-by-step through creating a unique value proposition for your business.

    • Unique Value Proposition Workshop

      Time to put pen to paper - or fingers to keyboard. Take a look inside the planning worksheet that prepares you to create your unique value proposition.

    • Congratulations!!!

      Celebrate Your Success

Learning on this course

On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Develop a complete go to market strategy for your business or business idea
  • Explore how to develop a well-defined target market for your business
  • Explore and be able to deploy a powerful positioning strategy
  • Develop a compelling selling proposition that powers a strong messaging strategy

Who is the course for?

This course is designed for entrepreneurs who already own a business or are looking to start one.

You will also find it useful if you’re a business owner or executive looking to develop positioning, messaging, and targeting strategies. Students considering future career prospects in business, product management, or marketing will also benefit from this course.

What software or tools do you need?

Excel or Google Sheets would be helpful to use for this course but is not essential. The course contains a significant amount of video content.

Who will you learn with?

Ken Burke, the founder of EntrepreneurNOW, is a serial entrepreneur in the high-tech industry and recently sold his eCommerce software company which generated 2 billion in online sales per year.

Who developed the course?

The EntrepreneurNOW! Network (ENN)

The EntrepreneurNOW! Network (ENN) is dedicated to educating entrepreneurs and corporate business managers on starting, running and growing successful businesses. Our mission is to positively impact the lives of entrepreneurs by allowing them to learn a wide range of business strategies that are key to running a successful business. All of these strategies come directly from very experienced entrepreneurs who have run successful businesses and learned so much in the process.

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