competition

Stand Out from the Competition

If I hadn’t made one massive mistake when I owned my own company, I’d probably still be doing it. In fact, I’d like to think I’d be doing really well at it. But I fell into the same trap that so many other startup entrepreneurs stumble into – I tried to be like everyone...

Benevolent Capitalism: A New Possibility for Organic Growth in Business

Benevolent Capitalism: A New Possibility for Organic Growth in Business

The words benevolent capitalism are two words you don’t typically find together. Capitalism has become something that is viewed as negative. It’s the idea of, “I am here to get my share and in order for that to happen, everyone else has to lose.” When capitalism started out, this was not what it was about. Capitalism...

How Serving, Not Selling, Helps You Stand Out From the Competition

How Serving, Not Selling, Helps You Stand Out From the Competition

I’m often asked by business owners and salespeople alike how they can be more competitive in the marketplace. I hear, “What can we do to stand out from the competition in our industry?” “How can we be different?” “What can I do to help people remember me and what I do?” While I’m a huge...

business partnerships

Put Yourself Ahead of The Competition in ANY Industry

Entrepreneurship today has become more volatile, ramping up competition more than ever before. Industries are changing rapidly, technology is advancing, and social and political change is affecting much of the way we do business. Long story short – tectonic plates are shifting. So, what does an entrepreneur or management team need to focus on...

The Do's and Don'ts of Interacting with Your Competitors

The Do’s and Don’ts of Interacting with Your Competitors

There's a smart line of dialogue in the movie, Creed, the most recent Rocky Balboa movie, which every business owner should think about. At one point, Rocky shows the young boxer he is mentoring, the mirror. “You see this guy here? That’s the toughest opponent you are ever going to have to face. I believe...

Are Co-Working Spaces Bad for Business?

Co-working spaces have become incredibly popular now that technology has allowed us to work remotely and be just as productive. These spaces have sprouted as an answer to the question, “If I don’t have to work in a traditional office, then where should I work?” Although many people choose to work in private or home...

5 Ways Entrepreneurs Can Beat Bigger Businesses

[content field="callout1" format="true" class="calloutwide"]Owning a small business is a test of self-determination and passion every day. When you’re one person or a small team, it can be difficult to see the glowing light of success at the end of the tunnel, especially when you’re up against big-name competition. Even large powerhouses go at it in...

Are You Showing Enough Differentiation In Your Services? Instant Delivery Services Battle In Urban Areas

[content field="callout1" format="true" class="calloutwide"] Competition is good, it really is. Competition validates what you are selling and helps to mature the market place for what you're selling. On the other hand, it's competition which drives down your prices, steals your customers and takes away your best employees. In a recent article, the Wall Street Journal covers the growth...