Business Strategy: New Business Lines

Field_SkyDeveloping and introducing a New Business Line is nothing less than a daunting task. The good news is that many have gone before us, providing us with decades of exhaustive trial and error research that can help to identify successful approaches to establishing new business lines in existing companies.

I have found three common variables associated with business lines that have launched successfully: 

Three keys that lead to success in Developing and Introducing a New Business Line: 

  • The least expensive/most efficient way to bring a new service or product to market is almost always to target your existing clientele.
  • New service offerings that are similar to or an offshoot of your existing services increase their success rate and provide a shorter duration to profitability.
  • The best predictor of success is implementing demand-driven business lines that solve existing problems.