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How to Validate Your Value Model

Value-based strategy affects everything that you do to define, create, market, and sell products. Pricing, sales training, market requirements, market segmentation, competitive positioning, roadmap development, value-based strategy affects them all. But do you know...

Upgrades – A Near Perfect Business

Different from the break-fix service business in which customers are paying you to keep the systems running per their original specifications, the upgrades business is one in which they pay you to make the systems they own do more than they were originally capable of...

Your Customers Don’t Buy Technology

Maybe you're one of the lucky ones.  Your target market overwhelmingly chooses you over the competition because of your clear technical advantage. Maybe you're not so lucky.  Your target market overwhelmingly chooses the competition, despite your clear technical...

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Like any good coach, Mike got the best out of me. Plus, I added new skills and learned new approaches that will help me on future projects.  Thanks, Mike! I look forward to the next time we can work together.

Somit Joshi

Senior Director of Strategic Marketing, Veeco Instruments

Since working with Mike and adopting a value-based strategy, we’ve literally added millions of gross margin dollars to our bottom line each year.

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Product Marketing Manager, FEI Company

Mike’s “How to Implement a Value-Based Strategy” workshop, connected the dots for me.  By using examples directly related to our industry, Mike made each value-strategy concept immediately useful.  I came away with a toolbox full of practical techniques to that I can apply right away.

Stephen Ranney

Product Manager, Brooks Automation

About Tekcess and Michael Chase

Capital equipment companies source most of their strategy and marketing professionals from the engineering ranks. Almost without exception, these incredibly capable professionals have the formal, technical education necessary to master complex, capital equipment and its applications.

But they are often left on their own to figure out how to capitalize on promising opportunities, grow their businesses, and compete. In 2006, I formed Tekcess International to help capital equipment companies solve that problem.