Competition Questions


4 Votes
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Importance of Competitive Advantage in Tech Companies

I've always been taught to have a competitive advantage. What makes my company special, different, better, etc. What prevents someone from doing what making something that mimics my business. Well,...

asked Jan 12 '10 at 09:42
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Matt
460 points

0 Votes
3 Answers
726 Views
I am the founder of a website.What is my business's core compentency?

I have created a novel and very useful website. Now it is undergoing internal testing. It is a time trading platform. You spend your time doing something(can be anything) for others and get paid....

asked Jan 13 '10 at 12:42
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Steven
1 point

15 Votes
8 Answers
2.02K Views
How novel does a startup idea need to be?

I Googled my idea and found another company that has been doing the same thing for a few years. It's for somewhat of a niche market, but everyone I talk to (including potential clients) says it's a...

asked Dec 24 '09 at 04:49
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Coder Dennis
691 points

7 Votes
4 Answers
1.89K Views
How do you evaluate the competitive landscape before building?

Suppose you are evaluating an idea for commercial viability. You look to see whether there are competitors. Of course there are, because there always are. How do you judge whether the market has an...

asked Jan 7 '10 at 04:21
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Dan
303 points

2 Votes
5 Answers
961 Views
How to ensure success before launching?

Dharmesh Shah made mention about talking people to people who are interested in your domain about your product before releasing your idea. he talks about it in this video over at mixergy. Excellent...

asked Dec 13 '09 at 06:55
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Espinet
221 points

1 Votes
2 Answers
710 Views
How do you perform a competitive analysis when you and your compeitiors are free to consumers

My site replaces existing technologies and channels for discussion. My competitors are email listservs, discussion boards and direct email. For solving problems and discussing alternatives, those...

asked Oct 22 '09 at 02:57
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Rob Allen
631 points

0 Votes
2 Answers
1.52K Views
Runaware competitors?

Runaware allows users to demo desktop software via java applets or activex controls in a browser. Anyone know of any other competitors in this space? I've been asked to look into a way to do this...

asked Oct 24 '09 at 02:50
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Consult Utah
325 points

6 Votes
7 Answers
1.83K Views
How do i know if the idea i have in mind for startup is not being worked on by another stealth startup company

I have an idea in my mind, but how do i know if someother company is already working on a similar idea (espeically in stealth mode) or worse if i start working on my idea and half way through if...

asked Oct 13 '09 at 06:59
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Syed
445 points

3 Votes
7 Answers
1.44K Views
How to fight clones?

I would like to know your views on fighting clones. For example look at these web pages. polldaddy.com/signup sissurvey.net/signup.aspx It is pretty clear that Polldaddy launched poll service...

asked Oct 13 '09 at 18:23
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User625
18 points