Inspired!: Take Your Product Dream from Concept to Shelf

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The definitive reference guide for developing, launching, and rolling out a new product

Each year, thousands of new products are introduced to market. Most fail. What's worse is it doesn't have to be this way. The fact is product failure is rarely the result of either a lack of need or desire for a product, but, rather, is due to an entrepreneur who lacks the know-how to successfully develop, launch and rollout his or her product. Inspired Take Your Product Dream from Concept to Shelf helps entrepreneurs to successfully navigate the marketplace, avoiding the common mistakes most people make, while finding traction faster, and building an attractive brand that players across the value chain will want will want to buy.

  • Provides readers with inspiring true stories and anecdotes, as well as insightful interviews with top entrepreneurs and merchandisers
  • Presents invaluable research as to producers, designers, distributors, and retailers
  • Divided into three easy-to-follow sections - Development, Launch, and Rollout

With unemployment hovering around 10%, many individuals are turning to the world of entrepreneurship. Now more than ever individuals, start-ups, and small businesses need expert guidance on how to bring their products from concept to shelf. Inspired provides that guidance.

Author: Vik Venkatraman
Publisher: Wiley
Published: 12/07/2010
Pages: 272
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 1.01lbs
Size: 9.02h x 6.35w x 1.00d
ISBN13: 9780470638453
ISBN10: 0470638451
BISAC Categories:
- Business & Economics | Management | General

About the Author

VIK VENKATRAMAN is a dreamer, free thinker, and student of life. He is the founder of both Star Power, the first 100% pure starfruit juice sold at specialty grocery stores, and V Bespoke, a fashion company offering affordable, high-quality, custom-tailored clothing. Vik is a former brand manager for Red Bull, and as a highly respected entrepreneur and management consultant with Deloitte Consulting and American Express, he has advised Fortune 500 retail, travel, and consumer product companies on a wide range of issues, including operations, marketing strategies, and manufacturing. Vik studied biomedical engineering at Columbia University, where he graduated with honors.

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