Smart Advantage is the only sales and management consultancy focused exclusively on identifying and communicating the most important element of successful competition -your competitive advantage- from your target market’s perspective.Why from the customer perspective? Because if your clients don’t value your differentiators, then they are not relevant.
So many companies think that differentiation is the key to success. It isn’t. The key is knowing how to articulate what’s different or better about your product. Creating Competitive Advantage is a must-have for any CEO’s library.
The N.Y. Post recently recounted the woes of Broadway bombs and the reason for their business bruising. Not unlike every business, they need to keep costs under control, know who their target audience is beyond a doubt, and market in the right medium (venue). A stunning fact: 80% of Broadway shows end up with red read more
A good metaphor for your business is to think of your salespeople as race car drivers. They know how to drive, take the turns, and avoid crashes (you hope). Yet, every winning driver needs a stellar pit crew. It’s surprising how shortsighted managers forget this fact and wind up handicapping their sales people. You read more
Have you lost your “Cadillac” legacy? Recently, Chuck Stevens, CFO of GM was interviewed by the Wall Street Journal. He lamented the lost luxury of Cadillac as “the luxury” vehicle. He declared that at one point it “was the definition of the luxury in the world.” However, he confessed that they “underinvested in the brand read more