Great Ways to Surpass the Competition

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When you are in business, you are in competition. There is no point in thinking that you aren’t or choosing to ignore this fact; it isn’t going to get you anywhere. If you want to survive, you have to be in the fight. If you are not, your company will begin looking forlorn and tired. You will begin losing customers, and before you know it, you are out of business. The thing is, you have to adapt and change. If you stop chasing and think everything is okay, it won’t be long until you are trying to play catch up, but by that point, you are so far behind that it will take something drastic. There is no guarantee that you will pull this off. So you need to stay focused and always be on the lookout for the next best things. Here are a few ways you can surpass the competition.

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Follow the Competiton

If you want to stay in the game, then you need to know what you are up against. You should have monitoring the competition as one of your weekly tasks. Follow them on social media, read their websites, analyse other marketing that they perform, watch their vlogs and read their blogs. The more you know about their ideas and momentum, the better able you are to position yourself against them. In your analysis of them, work out what they think they are good at and what they are omitting; this is probably their weak area, an area you may be able to exploit. Where do they position themselves politically, environmentally, etc., and what about their social responsibility? Think about what they think about our customers. Everything you are reading, you are viewing as if you are a customer that they are trying to allure. How does it connect with your customer? Do you think that they are doing this well? There are a million questions you can ask yourself. One big thing to consider, though, is if their material signifies a shift in thought or other aspects of life that you have not noticed. You can learn a lot from the competition, and the information is there if you are prepared to do the work.  

The Legal Side

You need to be hot on the law. Things change all the time. New laws come in and transform how you need to do certain things. If you are unaware of a law change, then when it comes in, you are going to be in big trouble. Often you need to put in a lot of background work to ensure you comply once the law changes. It is probably in your best interests to have a solicitor on your side who will contact you whenever something like this is going to occur. Consider the ISO 27001 certification requirements, which are needed to show that you comply with IT security in certain ways. There are always going to be amendments to the law. Things get voted in all the time, so you need to be able to adapt quickly. If you don’t and are still doing something wrong, you run the risk of being fined or put out of business.

Make Better Products

It seems pretty obvious but making great products that are better than your competitors is one way to beat them. To do this, you may need to conduct a lot of market research and talk to your existing customer to discover what they would like to see. The more data you can gather, the more you can update your products and services to their wants and needs. Consider the value your products add to your customers’ lives and how they make their lives better. The more you understand about how your product is used in their life, the more you can hone it to that specific need. Research is key, and always make it clear that your new product is new and improved and that you have listened to what the customer wants.  

Marketing

Once you have got the best product, you need to know how to market it. If you get the marketing wrong, you are not going to make the sales you need to succeed. So, first of all, you need to know your customer so that you can create targeted material that connects with your ideal customer base. You need an attractive, identifiable brand that has a vision and core values that also align with your customer. You need to utilise all the available marketing channels like social media and constantly update your campaigns.

About Author

LaDonna Dennis

LaDonna Dennis is the founder and creator of Mom Blog Society. She wears many hats. She is a Homemaker*Blogger*Crafter*Reader*Pinner*Friend*Animal Lover* Former writer of Frost Illustrated and, Cancer...SURVIVOR! LaDonna is happily married to the love of her life, the mother of 3 grown children and "Grams" to 3 grandchildren. She adores animals and has four furbabies: Makia ( a German Shepherd, whose mission in life is to be her attached to her hip) and Hachie, (an OCD Alaskan Malamute, and Akia (An Alaskan Malamute) who is just sweet as can be. And Sassy, a four-month-old German Shepherd who has quickly stolen her heart and become the most precious fur baby of all times. Aside from the humans in her life, LaDonna's fur babies are her world.

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Amanda
Amanda
30 days ago

This is a great post. I am the owner of a small local cafe, and I understand how important it is to have quality service, interior design to stand out from the competition. Also think about a spectacular illuminated sign company that will help you attract new customers to the establishment. It all works and is very useful for business

voiike
voiike
29 days ago

What about some offline marketing methods for your business these days? I like using some cool promotional items like those from https://www.pinsource.com/categories/destination-imagination for offline marketing, and they work really nicely for my small local store, I have to say. Which methods of marketing can you recommend to me for this purpose? Let me know if you have any tips on it here