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4 Reasons Smart Small Business Owners Invest in SEO

Toby Nwazor | Posted 01.21.2016 | Business
Toby Nwazor

Credit A few years ago, the concept of owning a website for your small business would have been laughable. It just didn't make sense. Owning and runn...

Stop Being an Office Jerk

Sajeel Qureshi | Posted 02.23.2015 | Business
Sajeel Qureshi

The path to being an office jerk is a journey...not a light switch. Office jerks are amongst us in all walks of life; they're our managers, teammates...

Why I Don't Worry About My Competition (And You Shouldn't Either)

Kristan Braziel | Posted 02.10.2015 | Business
Kristan Braziel

The areas of differentiation on your chart indicate why your competition is moot. These are the areas you need to capitalize on and market the hell out of. Now you just need to get out there and do it: Market that beautiful secret sauce of yours.

The Competitive Edge: Grow Your Business by Growing Your Professional Skills, Knowledge, and Network

Ciara Pressler | Posted 12.31.2014 | Small Business
Ciara Pressler

In your career and your business, moving forward is about what you know and who you know. Are you dedicating enough time and energy to growing both yo...

PayPal Co-Founder: 'Monopolies Are Great Companies. Super Competitive Ones Are Not'

The WorldPost | Nathan Gardels | Posted 02.04.2015 | World

Peter Thiel, an entrepreneur and investor, co-founded PayPal and the data analytics firm Palantir Technologies. He made the first outside Facebook inv...

How to View Your Competitors as Inspiration

Michelle Shemilt | Posted 08.16.2014 | Small Business
Michelle Shemilt

Leaders, innovators and creators change the world by inspiring and looking to the world around them for inspiration, not by putting down, wishing ill and trying to prevent improvement.

The First Strategic Question Every Business Must Ask

Anthony Tjan | Posted 04.14.2014 | Business
Anthony Tjan

The truth is that most company leaders are too narrow in defining their competitive landscape or market space. They fail to see the potential for "non-traditional" competitors.

Key Trends in Sales and Business Development for 2014

Ian Altman | Posted 02.05.2014 | Business
Ian Altman

Will companies be hiring more salespeople in 2014? What will companies do to stand out from the competition? Will CRM systems expand or contract?

The Protozoan Principle

Richard Koch | Posted 07.10.2013 | Business
Richard Koch

There is an infinite number of ways that firms and individuals can make a living, constrained only by imagination and finding something useful to do that nobody else is pursuing in exactly the same way. The ideal position is to craft your own niche.

Competitors and Competitiveness

Dr. Ricardo Azziz | Posted 07.06.2013 | Business
Dr. Ricardo Azziz

Success in today's global environment clearly depends on our ability to be maximally competitive -- to excel in our ability to compete with other established and start-up organizations from all corners of the world.

Marketing's Top Priority Is Not Lead-Gen

John Fox | Posted 10.31.2012 | Business
John Fox

Ask 100 sales people what they want from marketing and you'll get the same answer: Leads. Ask 100 marketing people about their top priority? Leads. You'd almost believe marketing and sales were in alignment. They're not.

From Students to Startups: Rebellion Photonics Founder and CEO Allison Lami Sawyer

Women 2.0 | Posted 05.21.2012 | Technology
Women 2.0

Universities are a prime breeding ground for cutting edge technology, and, in the best cases, entrepreneurs can find ready and willing prototypes that have stood the test of research and benefit from thousands of dollars of grant funding already put to use.

Competing With Love

Somik Raha | Posted 04.29.2012 | Business
Somik Raha

Talking to others, I know now that my experience is in no way unique -- anyone who has truly excelled in anything has fallen in love.

We're All Nonprofits Now

Tom Tresser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Tom Tresser

In a market economy, if you try to start a nonprofit or dedicate yourself to working for a nonprofit, you get no special credit. You have to pay your bills, same as the next person.