Innovation is generally considered a process that brings together various novel ideas in a way that they have an impact on society. It differs from invention in that innovation refers to the use of a better and, as a result, novel idea or method, whereas invention refers more directly to the creation of the idea or method itself. Innovation differs from improvement in that innovation refers to the notion of doing something different rather than doing the same thing better.
It is a marketing strategy in which the sales force is compensated not only for sales they personally generate, but also for the sales of the other salespeople that they recruit. This recruited sales force is reffered to as the participant's 'downline' , and can provide multiple levels of compensation. Other terms used for MLM include pyramid selling, network marketing and refferal marketing. Most commonly, the salespeople are expected to sell products directly to consumers by means of relationship referrals and word-of-mouth marketing.
Marketspace refers to an information and communication based electronic exchange environment. It is a relatively new concept in marketing. Since physical boundaries no longer interfere with buy/sell decisions, the world has grown into several industry specific marketspaces which are integration of marketplaces through sophisticated computer and telecommunication technologies.
Benchmarking is the process of comparing one's business proceses and performance metrics to industry bests or best practices from other industries. Dimensions typically measured are quality, time and cost.