Strategy

Displacement Really Matters

Displacement: In the real world of small business, everything you do is something else you can’t do. Understanding displacement is vital for business planning, vital for growing a business, vital for small and medium business in particular. Consider the picture here, marbles dropping into a full glass of water. The water comes splashing out of...

By Tim Berry |

Winning Shelf Space In a Competitive Market

Good article over at StartupJournal with an entrepreneurial story about Vitamin Water. Interesting insight into what it takes to get retail shelf space when you’re just starting out. It turns out that it’s just guts and perseverance… If you’re an entrepreneur, you already have that.

By Noah Parsons |

Bosses too busy for business planning

The article below highlights some interesting statistics from a recent UK study on business planning within existing companies. Not surprisingly, the majority say that they don’t have the time to plan while at the same time acknowledging that planning is critical to success. The million dollar question is this: How do you make planning a...

By Noah Parsons |

The eBay Business Plan

Is there such a thing as an eBay Business Plan? Is it different than a standard business plan? The answer is no. At the end of the day, the issues faced by an eBay business are much the same as a traditional brick-and-mortar business or a typical online store. eBay businesses still have the same...

By Noah Parsons |

It’s about the experience

Mark Hurst’s newsletter today about Google’s success and how that has stemmed from their incredible focus on the customer experience is a good follow-up on yesterday’s post about doing one thing and doing it extremely well. Of course, the search engine landscape is getting hotter than ever these days with a renewed focus on search...

By Noah Parsons |

Focus = Success

According to Reuters, Microsoft is readying an “iPod killer” that will be “roughly three times as thick as an iPod and roughly twice as long.” I can tell you right now that this new product from Microsoft will not be an “ipod killer.” Why? Because customers react strongly to products (and companies) that have a...

By Noah Parsons |

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