Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Jake's sign said, "Breakfast 11 cents."

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Jake's sign said, "Breakfast 11 cents."

I was about 5 years old...

For Mother's Day, Binks, my father (everyone including us kids called him Binks), took the family to breakfast at Jake's little cafè on 4th street. That was a big deal, probably the first time I ever went to a restaurant. Jake's had waitress service.

Breakfast for 11 cents! Back then, "cents" was represented by a "c" with a vertical line through it. (How long since you've seen one of those...?)

One day, I asked Mom how much money Binks made. "About $3-$4 a day, sometimes $100 a month." Binks was the sole provider, married with 2 kids. "WOW!" I couldn't imagine $100; I had never had anything bigger than a penny.

Times have changed. That same breakfast at Jake's today would cost what... $5 (stand in line)? $11 (with service)? Is that same breakfast worth 50-100 times more than it cost then?

When I got my driver's license, gas was 10-11cents a gallon. Today, I pay 30-40 times more. Is that same gas worth 30-40 times more than it cost then?

(Today, people wait 'til the last second buy gas - when they're so low they have to turn off the radio.)

A "dime novel" now costs $10-$20! What's going on here? They call it inflation; it Inflation hits you right in the wallet.

(Some guy stole my wallet the other day... He called up and said, "Man, you gotta get your finances straightened out... credit cards, gas cards, phone cards, all maxed out. I had to use MY phone card to call YOU!")

I used to think rising prices caused inflation!
Wrong! Continued...

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Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Secrets of Competitive Market Research

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Pray your competition doesn't learn these secrets...

Winning at business may not be your idea of fun, but... your competitor is someone who's getting your prospect to buy his stuff and lowering your profits. You've got to know who your competitor is and how he works.

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The goal of market research is to obtain information that will help you:
Get your prospect to contact you first, and
Buy your stuff instead of your competitor's stuff.
Your competitor is likely doing research to create counter arguments against you - to get his prospects to buy his stuff instead of yours, right? And let's face it. Your prospects may suffer constraints that make it difficult to acquire your stuff, such as:
Limited resources,
Prior relationship with your competitor,
Heard more about your competitor,
Heard something negative about you (inaccurate of course).
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