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How to leverage a business

What is the simplest way to leverage my marketing plan and business model? 
Here are four quick thoughts:

1. Take advantage of the incremental services available from application service providers (ASPs) who can help you increase your capabilities quickly without huge capital investments in infrastructure. (ASPs are online services that put Web-based controls in your hands - like online accounting, customer service or Web-site management services).

2. Leverage your inventory worldwide by creating new markets in online marketplaces, like eBay, for example.

3. Use customized online surveys (developed and managed with minimal investment) to identify opportunities to create new customer benefits and competitive advantages for what would otherwise be commodity products. Examples include or

4. Provide 24x7 information about products, in-stock availability, order tracking and account information through your web site. 
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