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Want to Stand Out From the Crowd? Know Your Unique Value Proposition.
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Often people turn to a price-cutting strategy to compete but this can lead to a race to the bottom. Instead, entrepreneurs should focus on other ways to stand out and gain customers. Our marketing expert Joanna Lord talks shares six ways.
April 9, 2014 in Marketing
Video: In Sales, This Is the Best Way to Stand Out Among the CompetitionPlay Video

In Sales, This Is the Best Way to Stand Out Among the Competition (Video)

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Sales expert Grant Cardone on the key to blowing past the competitors in your industry.
April 2, 2014 in Marketing
Richard Branson on Learning by Doing

Richard Branson on Learning by Doing

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Curiosity, an open-mind and a can-do attitude are just as important as experience.
March 31, 2014 in Starting a Business
The Awkward Tween Stage: When a Company Isn't a Startup or a Big-Name Business

The Awkward Tween Stage: When a Company Isn't a Startup or a Big-Name Business

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This in-between stage for a company can be challenging. The founder of S.W. Basics Adina Grigore discusses the issues and frustrations she is facing as a pre-teen company.
March 27, 2014 in Grow Your Business
How Steve Jobs Blew Up the Rules of Branding

How Steve Jobs Blew Up the Rules of Branding

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By throwing out the approved checklist, Jobs got customers to meaningfully connect with the Apple brand.
March 25, 2014 in Marketing
Switzerland Mulls Setting Minimum Wage at $24.73

Switzerland Mulls Setting Minimum Wage at $24.73

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On May 18, Swiss voters will decide if they want to introduce the world's highest minimum wage to their country where the cost of living is extremely high and the unemployment and poverty rates very low.
February 26, 2014 in Money
Knowing Your Competition Inside and Out

Knowing Your Competition Inside and Out

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With the continuous stream of startups popping up in every industry, it is important to keep tabs on what rivals are doing. Here are a few ways to keep track of your competitors online.
February 11, 2014 in Grow Your Business
PayPal Is Cracking Down on Bitcoin Sellers

PayPal Is Cracking Down on Bitcoin Sellers

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Within the Bitcoin community, there are recent reports of a 'massive banning campaign' by PayPal against merchants selling anything related to the cryptocurrency.
February 5, 2014 in News and Trends
How to Steal Your Competitor's Social Media Followers

How to Steal Your Competitor's Social Media Followers

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If you want to accelerate your social media game by getting followers from your competitors, here are several tips you should consider.
January 16, 2014 in Social Media
Seahawks Ban California Residents From Buying NFC Tickets

Seahawks Ban California Residents From Buying NFC Tickets

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The Seattle Seahawks' policy limits ticket sales to six U.S. states; California, home of the San Francisco 49ers, didn't make the list.
January 14, 2014 in Marketing
Why Hating the Competition Will Get You Nowhere

Why Hating the Competition Will Get You Nowhere

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Entrepreneurs often view competitors as their arch enemy, but often rivals will make their own startup stronger. Here is five reasons why.
December 19, 2013 in Grow Your Business
Affordable Custom Made Suits? It's No Longer an Oxymoron

Affordable Custom Made Suits? It's No Longer an Oxymoron

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Proper Suit stitches together bespoke tailoring and e-commerce so the American male can dress better for less.
November 8, 2013 in Management & Operations
Planning Ahead: 5 Steps to Dominating in Business in 2014

Planning Ahead: 5 Steps to Dominating in Business in 2014

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Get a head start on accomplishing everything you need to take your startup to the next level -- and beyond.
October 29, 2013 in Growth Strategies
5 Simple Ways to Stand Out Among Your Business Competitors

5 Simple Ways to Stand Out Among Your Business Competitors

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The founder of a social strategy consultancy offers real-world business advice from the dating world.
October 21, 2013 in Leadership
The Single Most Important Trait for Any Successful Entrepreneur

The Single Most Important Trait for Any Successful Entrepreneur

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You may not be as technologically brilliant as Jack Dorsey or Aaron Levie, but you can adopt their intense competitiveness.
October 11, 2013 in Startup Basics
How to Dominate Your Competition With 'Reciprocal' Customer Loyalty

How to Dominate Your Competition With 'Reciprocal' Customer Loyalty

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Loyalty is a two-way street. If you want to turn customers into raving fans, you'll have to go above and beyond when it comes to the service you provide.
September 24, 2013 in Online Marketing
U.S. Remains Dominant Force in Global Entrepreneurship... For Now

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

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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.'
August 28, 2013 in Location
Obama Administration Makes a Rare Move Defending Apple in a Longstanding Patent War Between Apple and Samsung

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

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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.
August 5, 2013 in Mobile
Lessons From Successful Entrepreneurs on How to Beat the Competition

Lessons From Successful Entrepreneurs on How to Beat the Competition

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As a startup you face plenty of competition. Here are five methods for facing off against your rivals and coming out on top.
July 10, 2013 in Business Ideas
The Ethics Coach on Conflicts of Interest and Personal Tasks

The Ethics Coach on Conflicts of Interest and Personal Tasks

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We tackle the ethical dilemmas of getting insider information, and asking your assistant to complete items on your personal to-do list.
July 8, 2013 in Business Management
Taking on the Big Guys: How a Small Company Is Competing With YouTube

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

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People, product and passion can help you compete against a giant company in any field.
July 3, 2013 in Growth Strategies

6 Ways to Track Your Competition's Marketing Strategy

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Staying on top of your competitor's marketing tactics is key if you want to be ahead of the game. But you don't need a big budget to do it. Here are six easy ways to stay in the know.
May 23, 2013 in Branding
Keeping Your Customers Satisfied -- It's All in the Details

Keeping Your Customers Satisfied -- It's All in the Details

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One entrepreneur's story of how he gained a long-term customer by going the extra mile to set himself apart from competition.
April 26, 2013 in Sales
Former CIA Officer Reveals How to Get Ahead of Your Competition

Former CIA Officer Reveals How to Get Ahead of Your Competition

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Ethical ways find out what your competitors don't want you to know.
April 16, 2013 in Business Management
How to Outwit Your Competition

How to Outwit Your Competition

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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.
April 9, 2013 in Business Ideas

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