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Avoiding the Top 7 Pricing Mistakes
Exposing the Costly Mistakes Other Pricing Groups Have Made...So You Don't Repeat Them
Thursday, August 31, 2017
10 AM Pacific / 1 PM Eastern / 7 PM CET
With few well-worn paths to follow, most established pricing groups have had to find their way through costly trial and error. Fortunately, most of their mistakes have been small and relatively easy to recover from. There are a few mistakes, however, that have set groups back months or even years. You’re going to make mistakes; there’s no getting around that. But if you can avoid the biggest mistakes that others have already made, you’re definitely rigging the game in your favor.
In this subscriber-only webinar, you’ll learn about:
- Why it’s crucial to reject others’ notions of what a pricing function does and adopt a more powerful perspective.
- How a relatively simple shift in strategic focus can help you avoid a variety of future challenges and issues.
- The strategic disconnects and tactical blunders that can undermine everything you’re trying to achieve.
- The organizational dynamics that tend to be overlooked until it’s too late to do anything about them.
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Using Pricing Analysis to Drive More Growth
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How to Combat Competitive Pricing Pressure
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Diagnosing Pricing Problems
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The Pricing Practitioner's Primer on B2B Sales
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How to Price New Products
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