If you are in business, you have to face competition.
There is no avoiding it. Your competition is the barrier to your growth.
It may not be a significant barrier, perhaps your competition is weak and doesn’t take too many of your potential customers away. Or it might be a big barrier and you have to compete every day for that new customer or to keep your existing customer.
Either way, I bet you are fighting your competition the wrong way.
Yup, I said it – it’s more than likely that what you are doing to win against the competition isn’t helping much!
Why? Because when most of us think about competing, we think about being better than them. If you were an athlete you’d try to be stronger or faster. In business, you try to be cheaper, or give a better service, or send out a more attractive message in your advertising.
All that we are trained to do is to beef up what we do.
However competition is not about a better product or better advertising. Competition is about who or what is influencing your customer. Read More