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Additional Fees: Customer Irritating but Profit Generating

By Tim J. Smith, PhD April 15, 2022

Additional Fees, aka: Junk Fees, Hidden Fees, and Sneaky Fees.  What should a marketer or pricing professional think of them? Additional Fees are Common Additional fees are a common part of many businesses.  True, many businesses avoid them at all costs but as a consumer I find them nearly unavoidable. The financial service industry has created an entire library of fees.  Consider: Banks charge fees related to overdrafts, non-network ATM, minimum account…

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Addressing Investor Concerns

By Tim J. Smith, PhD June 5, 2002

There are three legs to a new venture. Venture capitalists evaluate a firm according to two of the legs: Can they build…

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Attacking Markets: Agent Based Systems, Energy Markets, and Adica

By Tim J. Smith, PhD May 31, 2002

When new ventures begin, they take one of two courses. Along one path, the venture identifies a promising market opportunity then builds…

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Mobile Telephony and Computing: Moving Down the Product Lifecycle

By Tim J. Smith, PhD May 29, 2002

At the Mobile Wednesday event last week, the speakers approached at mobile telephony and computing with distinctly different viewpoints yet both were…

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Advanced Computing, Part 2: Markets and Cash

By Tim J. Smith, PhD May 23, 2002

If there is anything this economic downturn has taught me, it is the importance of cash. Businesses rush to cash opportunities and…

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