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MGMT 3850 CHAPTER 8 HOMEWORK QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Essentials of Entrepreneurship & Small Business Mgmt., 7e (Scarborough) Chapter 8 Building a Powerful Marketing Plan 1) ________ is the process of creating and delivering desired goods and services to customers and involves all of the activities associated with winning and retaining loyal customers. A) Marketing B) Personal selling C) Promotion D) Customer service 2) For an entrepreneur, a business plan: A) is of relatively little importance due to the dynamic nature of the marketplace. B) is synonymous with the marketing plan. C) tends to stress how the entrepreneur will operate rather than detailing what he/she wants to accomplish. D) contains both a marketing plan and a financial plan. 3) The focus of a small company's marketing plan should be on: A) preparing accurate financial forecasts. B) the customer. C) describing how its products or services are superior to those of competitors. D) the competition. 4) Small businesses can compete with larger rivals with bigger budgets by employing unconventional, low-cost creative techniques known as: A) market research. B) astonishing customer service. C) guerrilla marketing strategies. D) psychographics. 5) Warren Cassell, owner of Just Books, a very small book store, makes special orders for customers at no extra charge, provides free gift-wrapping, conducts out-of-print book searches, offers autographed copies of books, hosts "Meet the Author" breakfasts, and publishes a newsletter for book lovers. By offering his customers lots of "extras" they do not get at larger bookstores, Cassell has won a growing base of loyal customers. Cassell is relying on which marketing strategy? A) Demographic marketing B) Transaction selling C) Individualized marketing D) Guerrilla marketing 6) Guerilla marketing is a marketing approach that takes an unconventional, low-cost and creative approach to marketing that can give ________ a competitive edge over ________ competitors. A) small companies; larger B) larger companies; smaller C) small companies; entrepreneurial D) entrepreneurs; small 7) Which of the following is not one of the objectives a guerrilla marketing plan should accomplish? A) Determine customer needs and wants through market research. B) Determine how the company will be able to serve all customers. C) Analyze the firm's competitive advantages and build a marketing strategy around them. D) Create a marketing mix that meets customer needs and wants. 8) The specific group of customers at whom a company aims its good or services is referred to as a: A) market segmentation. B) guerrilla marketing. C) niche marketing. D) target market. 9) Successful marketing requires a business owner to: A) understand target customers' needs, demands, and wants. B) offer customers products and services that will satisfy their needs, demands, and wants. C) provide customers with service, convenience, and value so that they will return. D) All of the above 10) The foundation of every business is: A) its products and services. B) satisfying the customer through a customer-driven marketing strategy. C) doing whatever it takes to earn a profit. D) operating in a socially responsible manner. 11) Which of the following statements concerning a company's target market is false? A) Marketing experts contend that the greatest marketing mistake small companies make is failing to clearly define the target market to be served. B) A "shotgun approach" to marketing-trying to appeal to everyone rather than to only a small market segment-is the most effective way to compete with large companies and their bigger marketing budgets. C) Small companies are usually better suited to pinpointing target markets that their larger rivals overlook or consider too small to be attractive. D) Most successful small businesses have well-defined portraits of the customers they are trying to attract. 12) One of the greatest marketing mistakes small businesses make is: A) failing to identify the target market. B) spending too little on advertising. C) underpricing their products and services. D) spending too little on quality improvement. 13) Studies of shifting patterns in age, income, education, race, and other population characteristics are the subject of: A) psychographics. B) demographics. C) sociographics. D) paleontology. 14) Tracking ________ patterns can enable entrepreneurs to adjust their strategies accordingly to better position them to take advantage of the opportunities these trends may create. A) population B) demographic C) weather D) traffic 15) A common mistake entrepreneurs make is: A) assuming that a market exists for their product or service. B) taking too much time to conduct planning and research. C) conducting informal research. D) conducting online research, which is too impersonal and does not yield accurate information.

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