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9 Ways to Beat the Competition By Selling Less

Prospective customers can spot old-school sales tactics from a mile away. Here are nine ways to stand out from your competition by being less of a salesperson.

For a Better Black Friday, Know Your Most Challenging Customers

These five tips help your staff help harried shoppers on one of the busiest shopping days of the year.

The Ethics Coach on Verbal Agreements, Ghostwriting and More

Digging into the nuances of verbal agreements, the scary side of ghosting and working for the competition.

Planning Ahead: 5 Steps to Dominating in Business in 2014

Get a head start on accomplishing everything you need to take your startup to the next level -- and beyond.

Why The Competition Isn't Your Business Enemy

In business, people often believe you need an enemy to beat, but there are better places to focus your energy to grow your business.

Why Macy's Thanksgiving Sales Strategy Is Killing the Competition

The retailer announced it will be open for its first Thanksgiving in history this year and while critics are grumbling, it's a brilliant sales strategy.

37 Marketing Tools to Spy on Your Competitors

Be the James Bond of the web with these tools that can give you a leg up on the competition.

10 Stories From the Web to Know About This Week

In the category of epic role reversals, the New York Daily News makes big companies pitch to startups and other need-to-know stories from this week.

Smartphone Wars: 5 Things BlackBerry Could Have Done to Stay Competitive

As the company is set to go private in a $4.7 billion deal, here's a look at the ways it could have remained relevant among its top competitors.

Why Partnering With Your Competition Could Be Your Key to Success

Sometimes there's simply power in numbers. Combining forces with competitors could be a significant way to grow your business. Here's how.

Why Everyone Should Buy From You Instead of the Competition

Outshining your competition means getting savvy about your approach. This doesn't require a hefty budget, just a creative mind and sense of adventure.

U.S. Remains Dominant Force in Global Entrepreneurship... For Now

A new report from Ernst & Young says that while the U.S. is home to one of the best entrepreneurial environments in the world, there is no 'margin for complacency.'

10 Questions to Ask if You Want to Create a Winning Business Plan

Throw out everything you know about a business plan. These are the questions you need to ask to sell your idea to investors.

Obama Administration Makes a Rare Move Defending Apple in a Longstanding Patent War Between Apple and Samsung

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative stepped into the Samsung-Apple battle and vetoed the ruling from the International Trade Commission earlier in the summer.

The Ethics Coach on Dealing With Backstabbing

What to do when someone you trust betrays you and how to address a competitor who cops to unethical behavior.

How a Little-Known Condom Brand Broke into the U.S. Market

Breaking into a competition-rich market can be daunting -- even for brands with well-heeled parent companies. Here are some tips from the trenches.

Lessons From Successful Entrepreneurs on How to Beat the Competition

As a startup you face plenty of competition. Here are five methods for facing off against your rivals and coming out on top.

Taking on the Big Guys: How a Small Company Is Competing With YouTube

People, product and passion can help you compete against a giant company in any field.

How Groupon Thinks It Can Become a $100 Billion Company

Instead of just pumping out daily deals, the company wants to become a mobile, local commerce powerhouse.

Reality TV Show 'Dorm Biz' Looks to Spotlight College Treps

Aiming to discover the next Mark Zuckerberg or Def Jam's Rick Rubin, who both famously got their start in their dorm rooms, a new reality TV show wants to talk to college treps.

Someone Has Your Same Startup Idea? Move Fast, Launch First

Serial entrepreneur Mike Jones on the importance of moving quickly when competition is stiff.

How to Outwit Your Competition

You don't have to reinvent the wheel to come up with a great business idea. Here are three ways to look at what your competition is doing -- and do it better.

3 Tips for Nailing Startup Competitions

Student entrepreneur Nina Foroutan on how to get the most out of early-stage business battles.

Twitter Co-founder Says He'd Run for NYC Mayor Someday

Jack Dorsey wants to run the Gotham City. Whether or not you want to take on politics in your own career, here are three lessons any entrepreneur can learn from the Twitter co-founder, who has been called the "intellectual successor" to Steve Jobs.

4 Ways to Pull Ahead of Your Competitors in Business

From going after larger clients to playing your strengths to your advantage, some advice for growing your company fast.

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