Competition

Starting a Business

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.
Technology

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.
Growth Strategies

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.
Entrepreneurs

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.
Starting a Business

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.
Growth Strategies

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.
Growth Strategies

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.
Entrepreneurs

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.
Starting a Business

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

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

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.
Starting a Business

3 Tips for Nailing Startup Competitions

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

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.
Growth Strategies

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.
Marketing

How to Defend Your Designs Against Knockoffs

There are many ways to fight copycats--and they may even lead to opportunities.
Starting a Business

Divide and Conquer: What War Can Teach You About Business

When launching a startup, going up against giant companies may be in your future. Here's how to trounce them in a grudge match.
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