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Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Competitive Advantages of Small Businesses

Here's a great list of 10 strategic planning-related questions from Life Beyond Code called "10 Questions to ask yourself when you are small" .

  1. Do you have a sound business model?
  2. Do you have the right resources to execute on the vision?
  3. Are you willing to change?
  4. Can you influence the influencers?
  5. Can you scale?
  6. Can you think "systems"?
  7. Do you have the right tools?
  8. Do you now how to market in the new world?
  9. Are you willing to kill your darlings?
  10. Is your business GYM-proof? (Google-Yahoo!-Microsoft)

BOTTOMLINE: "It's not always the right answers that help - it's asking the right questions."

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