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What business problem are you looking to solve?

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While this first question seems obvious at first blush, it’s often not given enough consideration. Lay out clearly the defined problems that your prospects have acknowledged they have – the more specific the better.

Topic starter Posted : 21/08/2022 12:37 pm
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Points: 560

Here are a few examples:

  • Difficulty In Building A Customer Base.
  • Failure To Hire The Right People.
  • A Lack Of Value In The Product Or Service.
  • An Unclear Identity For Your Brand.
  • Uncertainty About The Future.
Posted : 05/09/2022 12:27 pm
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Problem statements are important to businesses, individuals, and other entities. That’s because they are great when trying to develop projects focused on improvement. Problem statements are also important for these reasons:

  • First, it allows you to identify and explain the problem in a concise but detailed way. This gives the reader a comprehensive view of what's going on. You can identify who the problem impacts, what the impacts are, where the problem occurs, and why and when it needs to be fixed.
  • The second is to clarify what the expected outcomes are. When you establish what the desired situation looks like, it helps give an overarching idea about the entire project. The proposed solution, scope, and goals of the solution are all made clear through the problem statement.
  • Third, the problem statement acts as a guide. It helps you navigate your business and can help your team remain focused and on track. You'll find that you'll come back to your problem statement from time to time to ensure the solution has been implemented and that it does indeed solve the initial problem.

A great problem statement will help to ensure that all objectives of your business are being met.

Posted : 11/12/2022 6:34 am
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Your business is moving along, delivering on its product or service, when its wheels seemingly get stuck on the tracks. Perhaps it’s an employee issue or trouble with delivering your product to customers. Whatever the business problem may be, it has a ripple effect on the rest of your business. 

Posted : 18/12/2022 2:31 pm
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Common Small Business Problems. 

  • Recruitment, Retention of Employees, and Labor Quality.
  • Changing Operations in Response to the Market Conditions.
  • Lack of Capital/Cash Flow.
  • Administration.
  • Time Management.
  • Marketing and Advertising.
  • Managing and Providing Benefits.
Posted : 29/01/2023 1:54 pm
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How about a ready-to-go strategy for our business?

Posted : 13/06/2023 12:54 pm
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It is essential to delve deeper and acquire a comprehensive understanding of the specific pain points that your prospects have identified when identifying the identified problems. Consider the following important steps:

Do a thorough investigation: Start by looking into your potential customers and target audience. This could be accomplished through customer feedback research, interviews, market analysis, or surveys. The objective is to learn more about their problems and requirements.

Actively listen: Talk to your potential customers and pay attention to their concerns. Pay close attention to the language they use, the themes that come up over and over again in their discussions, and any particular examples they give. You'll be able to learn more about their underlying issues with this.

Examine the available data: Analyze any data you already have, like customer support tickets, reviews of products or services, or analytics. Examine your prospects' explicit statements about the issues they are attempting to solve as well as any patterns, issues, or issues that are consistent.

Concentrate on specificity: Your ability to tailor your solutions improves the more specific you can be in identifying the issues. Focus on specific pain points, such as "reduce time spent on administrative tasks by 50%" or "streamline inventory management to minimize stockouts," rather than broad statements like "improve efficiency."

Check with potential customers: Validate your understanding with your prospects once you have identified potential issues. Ask for their confirmation and additional input after you share your findings. This step increases their involvement in the process of finding a solution and ensures that you have accurately documented their concerns.

Communicate and document: Communicate the identified issues in a concise and systematic manner. Create a document or presentation that describes each problem, including any supporting evidence, relevant details, and context. This will serve as a reference throughout the process of developing a solution and help align your team and stakeholders on the problems that have been identified.

Keep in mind that the most important thing is to know exactly what your prospects' problems are and offer solutions that directly solve those problems. You can increase your chances of coming up with solutions that are both efficient and specific by identifying the issues in detail.


Posted : 16/06/2023 2:02 pm