|This is the ideal quadrant. Your strengths are directed at a highly attractive market. Invest your best resources in those parts of your business which are in this quadrant.
||You are in an uncomfortable quadrant. The market potential is attractive but you do not have the business strengths necessary for being really successful. The options facing you are either to take what you can while it is still possible or to invest in building a better competitive position. You must be selective in your efforts here, as this segment will cost you to invest in every aspect of the business.
||In this quadrant you have high strengths in a market that has lost its attractiveness in terms of future potential. It is still good for near term profits, so maintain the position for as long as possible.
||Think carefully about what you are doing to be in this quadrant. The market is not particularly attractive and your business strengths are below average here. Keep in this segment only if it supports a more profitable part of your business (for instance, if this segment completes a product line range) or if it absorbs some of the overhead costs of a more profitable segment.|