I have always been what I call “naturally talented” when it comes to business management as I understand every aspect of running a business without any official formal training. There are those that simply know how to run a business, there are those that have taken courses at a university to be taught these skills, and then there are those that really don’t know what they are doing when it comes to running a business. Anybody who has operated their own successful business will tell you that there are many aspects to operating your business and doing it successfully.
I look at running a business almost like putting together a puzzle: without all of the pieces you can’t complete the puzzle. I myself operate a very successful web hosting firm and I have found that my firm’s competition often copy what we do in an attempt to become as successful as us however they are only obtaining a few pieces of the puzzle in the process. It is tremendously saddening that there are companies and entrepreneurs out there that will look outward for ways to be successful rather than looking inward at their business model to evolve it into what it has the potential to be.
When it comes to being successful in business it has very little to do with what other businesses are doing and very much to do with what you and your business are not doing.