Competitive advantages The latest news, videos, and discussion topics on Competitive advantages en-us Copyright 2014 Inc., All rights reserved. (webmaster) 5 Business Thu, 28 Aug 2014 20:00:00 GMT Create an Unforgettable Customer Experience With These 5 Tips Small businesses may think they have a disadvantage when it comes to competing against the big guns but one place they can shine is in delivering exceptional customer service. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 20:00:00 GMT Peter Karpas Why (and How) You Should Befriend Your Competitors As a business owner, a large part of your strategy is to outshine competitors but savvy entrepreneurs know that it is also smart to create and maintain relationships with them. Mon, 18 Aug 2014 16:00:00 GMT Zeke Adkins 3 Tips for Spying on Your Competitors Online Online marketing expert Neil Patel shares his best tips for getting an edge on your competitors. Tue, 05 Aug 2014 15:00:00 GMT Jason Fell 9 Advanced -- and Ethical -- Techniques for Spying on Your Competitors Online The more information you can get on your competitor's website and online marketing efforts, the better. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:30:00 GMT Neil Patel Dress Well and Leave the 'Umms' at Home -- 5 Ways to Ace an Investor Pitch There’s one thing worse than watching an entrepreneur crumble under a fatal barrage of questions. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 19:30:00 GMT Eric Schiffer 5 Lessons Entrepreneurs Can Learn From the World Cup Much like the teams, the games and the fans, there are lessons learned that can be applied to the life of an entrepreneur. Wed, 09 Jul 2014 19:30:00 GMT Dan Newman Worried About Your Competition? Worry About This Instead. Think just outside the box to ensure your company stays ahead of rivals and is not a slave to trends. Fri, 27 Jun 2014 15:00:00 GMT Linda Lacina The 4 Types of Competitors That Brands Must Battle When executives say their brands don’t have any competitors to worry about, they’re likely only thinking of direct competitors. There are other kinds. Mon, 23 Jun 2014 15:00:00 GMT Cass Bailey Richard Branson on Why Creativity Grows With Experience A lot of exciting ideas are nothing more than recycled old ones with a fresh twist. Mon, 16 Jun 2014 19:30:00 GMT Richard Branson The Secret to Career Success Is Knowing Your 'Fascination Advantage' Executive coach Sally Hogshead says the key to distinguishing yourself from the pack is in becoming 'more of who you already are.' Fri, 16 May 2014 14:00:00 GMT Laura Entis The Esquire Guy on Fraternizing With the Competition Relax, be generous and don't look like you're trying to take control. Tue, 13 May 2014 16:00:00 GMT Ross McCammon 4 Ways to Deal With Competitors In business, you can’t make the competition disappear completely, but that’s alright. Accept the challenge -- you will have a stronger business because of it. Fri, 25 Apr 2014 18:30:00 GMT Mike Kappel Want to Stand Out From the Crowd? Know Your Unique Value Proposition. 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. Wed, 09 Apr 2014 14:30:00 GMT Joanna Lord In Sales, This Is the Best Way to Stand Out Among the Competition Sales expert Grant Cardone on the key to blowing past the competitors in your industry. Wed, 02 Apr 2014 17:45:00 GMT Jason Fell Richard Branson on Learning by Doing Curiosity, an open-mind and a can-do attitude are just as important as experience. Mon, 31 Mar 2014 14:30:00 GMT Richard Branson The Awkward Tween Stage: When a Company Isn't a Startup or a Big-Name Business 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. Thu, 27 Mar 2014 13:30:00 GMT Adina Grigore How Steve Jobs Blew Up the Rules of Branding By throwing out the approved checklist, Jobs got customers to meaningfully connect with the Apple brand. Tue, 25 Mar 2014 09:30:00 GMT Jonathan Salem Baskin Switzerland Mulls Setting Minimum Wage at $24.73 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. Wed, 26 Feb 2014 18:40:00 GMT Laura Entis Knowing Your Competition Inside and Out 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. Tue, 11 Feb 2014 14:30:00 GMT Anneke Steenkamp PayPal Is Cracking Down on Bitcoin Sellers Within the Bitcoin community, there are recent reports of a 'massive banning campaign' by PayPal against merchants selling anything related to the cryptocurrency. Wed, 05 Feb 2014 22:20:00 GMT Brian Patrick Eha