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When Competition Strikes ... Strike Back!

Don't let a little competition scare you off. There are ways to keep your business on top.

This story appears in the November 2003 issue of Teen Startups.

To explain Casey Anderson's healthy attitude aboutcompetition, this teen entrepreneur has developed a healthyanalogy. "Having competition in business is like liftingweights," explains the 17-year-old owner of Cornbread'sSalsa in Crockett, Texas. "If you only lift a small amount,that's all you'll ever be able to lift, but if you keeplifting more and more, you'll get stronger."

Many businesses, even those run by adults, see competition asthe biggest threat to their success, but Anderson relishes it(pardon the pun). He says, "Competition makes you work harderto have a better product."

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