Before You Launch

Whether you’re launching a product for the first time or revealing a new collection, the process of getting the word out and driving conversion can be intimidating and overwhelming. Once you consider naming your product, financing, manufacturing and marketing, the prospect of launching a new product can create stress for even the most level-headed and accomplished entrepreneur.

Below, we outline a few tips from industry experts about the important factors to bring into focus before launching a new product.

1. Determine What Customers Want
This may seem basic, but before you go through the trouble of developing and launching a new product, you should do considerable research to ensure that there is a place for your product in the market. You might have a revolutionary and awe-inspiring product in mind, but if no one is willing to pony up the cash for it, you’re out of luck (and you’ve wasted the time and money you spent investing in your idea).

Read the full article on mashable: http://mashable.com/2013/12/12/new-product-launch/