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Marketing Success for Your Business

Marketing Management
Free Course
Want to build a successful business? Learn how survive in a competitive marketplace by differentiating yourself on the product shelf and providing real innovation.
  • Duration

    1-2 Hours
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  • Certification

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Jeffrey Housenbold is president and CEO of Shutterfly which provides a full range of products and services that enable consumers to manage their digital photos. Housenbold has a successful track record of building online consumer franchises by combining commerce and community. In this course he discusses how entrepreneurial thinking can lead to the success of a business.

You will examine how he has made Shutterfly into a market leader and you will also learn when not to listen to market research. He gives important tips on being successful in any business and how you should keep innovating to stay ahead. This course will appeal to business professionals who would like to gain from the insights and ideas of a leading entrepreneur, and to students and anyone with an interest in how to make a business successful.

Learning outcomes for this course: - Learn how entrepreneurship is mostly a state of mind; - See how merging community with commerce was the winning ticket in business online; - Understand how new technologies are the key to solving marketing’s oldest problems; - Examine how Jeff Housenbold repositioned Shutterfly from photofinishing to personal publishing; - Learn about the mix of skills and attitude that is sought after in the search for talented employees; - How to survive in a competitive marketplace by differentiating yourself on the product shelf and providing real innovation; - The importance of doing research, but not letting your customers tell you what to build; - Why an old fashioned business like photo printing is surviving and thriving in electronic media; - Learn valuable pieces of advice for being successful in any business;

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Course Reviews

Ned V.
one year ago
Ned V.

very informative, will recommend to anyone!

Karishma R.
one year ago
Karishma R.

Concepts were easy to grasp! Video kept you engaged.

Prudence H.
one year ago
Prudence H.

It was interesting.

one year ago

Good course on marketing!!!

Jackie Lou D.
2 years ago
Jackie Lou D.


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