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What does marketing involve?

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Marketing is your most important organizing tool. There are four basic aspects of marketing, often called the four Ps:

  • Product: The item or service you sell.
  • Price: The amount you charge for your product or service.
  • Promote: The ways you inform your market as to who, what, and where you are.
  • Provide: The channels you use to take the product to the customer.

As you can see, marketing encompasses much more than just advertising or selling. For example, a major part of marketing involves researching your customers: What do they want? What can they afford? What do they think? Your understanding and application of the answers to such questions play a major role in the success or failure of your business.