On May 11th, Ted.com gave people the opportunity to ask Seth Godin anything.

And they did. And Seth answered.

This one I particularly liked:

How can small business coffee shops survive a Starbucks next door?Pascal Lacroix

By being not only different, but better in ways Starbucks cannot. You can’t win by imitating them. Consider having a membership fee, or a different social group. Serve a different item, in a different way, at a different price. Emphasize the ‘Cheers’ friendly element over the ‘get in and get out’ mindset. Exclude certain people or practices. Offer clothes or community performances … stuff they can’t do!

You can read the rest of the questions and answers by going to the TED website. Ask Seth Anything

‘Chelle Parmele
Palo Alto Software

Was this article helpful?

Average rating 0 / 5. Vote count: 0

No votes so far! Be the first to rate this post.