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Take The Mystery Out of Running Your Business – How Do Your Competitors Do It — 53 Comments

  1. What great information! It takes a lot of hard work to run a successful business. It is definitely smart to see what works for us and to observe what is making others successful as well.

  2. You are right, competition is healthy and there is nothing wrong with monitoring what is going on with others.

  3. I think in an ideal world, that is what we would do, see what works and then make it our own.

  4. You are right! In my law practice, I had a friend in practice with her brother and when he got sick there were so may lawyers that pitched in and helped for free it was incredible.

  5. Thank you! I feel the same way, I learn so much from you and my fellow bloggers. I feel fortunate to be in a position to learn every day.

  6. You are right and there is a certain amount of originality in taking what works for others and transforming it to work for us!

  7. As a blogger who works at home, we have to pay attention to what others are doing. I think that is our version of talking around the water cooler.

  8. I am glad you liked what I shared. We can learn from almost everyone if we try to see what they have to teach us.

  9. I agree. I like seeing what other bloggers are doing and the things I like I try to incorporate to make my blog better.

  10. What great advice! I watch and see what works for my competitors and then try to use that but improve it to work better for me.

  11. Great article! It is amazing how it takes so much to run a business and to make it work you have to play smart. Observe other competitors and apply it on to your business and how you can better it.

  12. I need to do this; I need to do some research on writers in my field and see what they’re doing to be successful.

  13. this is so true, we should ensure that we have all the tricks to advertise our business and make it even popular..

  14. Owning a business is not a free ticket to instant access to cash. It needs a lot of hard work and patience. Knowing the competition is very important too. That will help to win at the end of the day.

  15. It’s very important to stay on top of things…..in a bloggers line of work, things are always changing and if you want to stay in the game, you better know what is going on!!

  16. I think this is a smart way to approach things. It definitely pays to think about what your competition is doing that is working and not working.

  17. I’ve been starting to look and see which time-saving tools other social media managers are employing as I am just starting in that position myself.

  18. I try not to look at other’s bloggers stuff because I do not want it to influence my choices. I like being me.

  19. We used to have a family owned business and it was extremely competitive. I do love though that all the little shops pitched in to help each other to compete with the larger ones and for sick days they would also help out. It was truly amazing to see such a thing among competitors.

  20. Competition is healthy for everyone but knowing and keeping an eye out on them is crucial

  21. Great advice–having been a free lance bookkeeper I have seen up close how ego can bring a company to its knees–there are many organizations you can join in your field where ideas are shared! Take advantage of them–even if you think you don’t need new ideas! Heck ot can’t hurt and can certainly help.

  22. you make some fabulous points-I like NO NEED TO REINVENT THE WHEEL!!!

  23. great advice one can never stop learning if one wants to succeed

  24. I love watching others and their accomplishments. Inspires me to new ways of looking at things!

  25. Thank you for this. I think sometimes we get wrapped up with what we are doing and forget to look at our competitors and others who are doing what we are or want to do. I really appreciate the way you reminded us and let us know where we go from here.

  26. This applies to us, bloggers, as well. I learned new tings about effective blogging everyday from other bloggers I visit just like you.

  27. I completely agree with you, the best thing to do is to look at what is working for others and take their cue. We should not be looking to come out with the most original idea but to apply the things that have been proven to make businesses succeed. Great post!

  28. Thanks for the information. I probably lack in keeping up with what’s happening. This is a great reminder.

  29. As a blogger who works from home I’m always paying attention to latest trends, hot affiliates, etc

  30. This is really great advice and very wise! You are so correct in that our ego should not prohibit us from learning from our competitors. As long as they are in business and serving customers, our competitors have things to teach us! Amen to that!
    You had some very good questions to reflect on also so thank you for that!

    Healthy blessings

  31. I definitely keep an eye on other bloggers to see what they’re doing and how it works for them. It’s helped me refine what activities I use in my blogging.

  32. Observe the competitors closely, learn from their good practice and mistakes.

  33. I watch my competitors closely because a lot of times it will inspire new ideas for my own business.

  34. Without a vision, the people perish. Knowing how others do it helps one figure out how to do it for themselves.

  35. If you stop learning, you get stagnate, which gives your competitors a chance to blow past you.

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