Why You Shouldn’t Worry About Competitors

217 | Why You Shouldn’t Worry About Competitors
Date: 2014-12-30
Link: Startups for the Rest of Us
Startups for the Rest of UsCompetition isn’t always a good thing particularly in a smaller market.
Be less concerned in general about being seen to be copying others.
Once your product is out there people are inevitably going to copy from you.
What you should be concentrating on is making your product special.
You shouldn’t be afraid about talking about your ideas with people.
Established competitors help to justify the market.
Be more concerned about new competitors. They are the ones who are agile.
Continue to evolve or you’re going to lose market share.
Once you understand who your customers are you have a competitive advantage.
By positioning yourself differently you have an opportunity to compete with established companies.
Your customers should be the ones driving your product roadmap–not your competitors.