Competition makes the pie larger
Think about this…if you were the only competitor in your industry, you alone have to educate your customers and promote your industry to the marketplace.
Competitors pile on. They help make ore people aware of the need your product or service fills.
Sure, they may get a piece of the pie, but if the pie becomes much larger, who cares?
Competition keeps you on your toes
With no competition, you get sloppy. Unnecessary costs creep in. Mission creep may result.
Competition keeps you on your toes. You operate more efficiently when you have competition. You’re sharper. You may make just as much money with competition as you could without.
Competition ramps up your creativity
Your competitors aren’t standing still. You’ll be much more likely to keep pushing forward with competition than you would without it.
Competitors force you to keep thinking creatively. You must come up with new ideas. You must find new and better ways to serve customers. You must innovate.
Competition may motivate you
Most humans perform better when facing a deadline. Similarly, most humans are more productive when competition is present.
You pick up the pace. You work harder and longer and smarter. You’re more motivated than you would be if you didn’t have any competitors.
Competition may make you more money
Collaboration is the real opportunity today for entrepreneurs and small business owners. You may be able to work with your competitors to save money. You may be able to combine forces to reduce certain costs. You may be able to open new markets together that you couldn’t on your own.
You may actually make more money by working with your competition. The love of money may be the root of all evil. Finding reasons to love your competition just makes good business sense today.
What do you love about your competition?
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