If you consider what Apple did to the computer market you must admit it was quite incredible. Last week I was in London and I went into Starbucks and out of the fifty people in there about twenty were using Apple Macs, another six were on iPads and there was not a ‘normal’ laptop in sight!
Last week I was in London and I went into Starbucks and out of the fifty people in there about twenty were using Apple Macs, another six were on iPads and there was not a ‘normal’ laptop in sight!
So what has this got to do with small businesses? If you think about what Steve Jobs and his team did at Apple:-
- They took a well-known product and made it different
- They improve it and made it more reliable (no more crashing)
- They developed a great brand and logo
- They developed new complimentary products that were in an associated industry
- They got people talking about their products
- They charged twice as much as anyone else in the market
In truth, they did nothing that any small business could not do. So why is this? The truth is, the problem often lies with the owner of the business. Most business owners don’t even think like Steve Jobs, or Walt Disney, or Richard Branson, let alone take action. They are too busy working, to build a business that works and this is one of the biggest problems with most small businesses.
So what do you do if you own a business? The first thing to do is to change the way you think. Then you need to think about your business as though you were an external person and you would need to ask yourself a very powerful question. How can we do this better than our competitors? Do what better? Everything!Social tagging: business coaching services > Business Coaching UK > business development agency