Here are six high ROI, low-budget R&D components

4. Create sirens. When a tornado approaches, deafening horns blare to warn us.

What notifies you when important industry and customer trends are afoot, or do you remain oblivious to these happenings, allowing your competition to take advantage of the opportunities?

Start with Google Alerts, but avoid their No. 1 misuse: poorly researched key words and terms. Next, employ a proven virtual assistant that gathers, aggregates and delivers any type of information you desire, all for a reasonable fee. Three with excellent reputations based in the United States include Zirtual, EAHelp and LongerDays (.com for each).”

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