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Competitive Advantage

“Secret” Tactics to Beat the Competition

I don’t know about you, but I deal with many kinds of people on a weekly basis. Some are hard-core sales people trying to push their products on me. Others are telemarketers, young interns, people who have been on the job far too long, etc. who really don’t like their job and are just going [...]

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Business Models—Choosing a Business Model

When choosing a business model I always recommend that it be something that you are passionate about. It seems that when passion is lacking, it is harder to get up in the morning and to do the things that you need to do in order to work your business. So, that would be the first [...]

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2 Contests with great upside

StartupNation’s 3rd Annual Home-Based 100 competition This is the quintessential ranking of home businesses and the superstar people behind them. StartupNation selects 10 Top Ten Winners across ten categories including Recession Busters, Greenest, Wackiest, Savviest in Social Media, and more. Winners receive invaluable publicity. Many winners have been featured in national TV, newspaper and magazine [...]

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How to Compete with the Big Guys

In talking with a group of start ups recently, I got into the discussion of how small businesses can compete against larger companies that have a great deal of process and marketing power behind them. After we agreed on the initial list of MUST-do marketing tactics for success, including email marketing to current customers and [...]

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eBay creating competition for its own sellers!

It is rare that I get upset with eBay, but this one hits really close to home… As Ina Steiner pointed out on her AuctionBytes Blog, eBay is now sending DVD shoppers to Netflix. When someone searches for a DVD on eBay (for example, type in “Sopranos DVD” into a search), a big banner will [...]

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PBS Show Biz Kid$ getting youth interested in eBay!

I spent this weekend filming for a new TV show on PBS called Biz Kid$. From the producers of the famous kids educational show Bill Nye The Science Guy, Biz Kid$ is targeted at kids ages 8-11, but instead of teaching lessons about science, the show gets kids interested in starting up their own businesses. [...]

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How to Gather Competitive Research

Knowing that a market exists for your product or service is an important first step when launching a new venture, and who better to tell you about the market than your future competitors? You can start with their websites, web searches, and the Dunn and Bradstreet reports. But if you really want to learn about [...]

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