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first steps would involve creating a brand - then some hard work / team building etc....
It would be great to see a UK site / compaby take on these internet giants.
Can this be done
All you need is to do it better than the other one's or just succed in the points that the others lost or didn't do.
Then off course Money always help, and even though the invesments are comming around again, it's quite hard to get some money from them, that is if you don't have it yourself, or don't want someone else having control of your company.
I think truly unique selling points (ie not just regurgitated SPs) would dictate a new trending setting business model.
You cant do whats been done before if you want to reach the scary heights of fame and fortune! :)
You cant do whats been done before if you want to reach the scary heights of fame and fortune!
Not always true. Anyone remember smiths crisps here in the UK, they were the top brand. They let Walkers in with a slick marketing campaign and now rule the roost (with getting into a crisp favourite foo thread :)) and most of the business.
did not Nissan do this also? or they took over Datsun. I remember a Datsun with little nissan logo, like a special addition.
One competitor outdoing another in an existing market is just good business - creating a unique venture from the start and taking the market before the competition can jump on the bandwagon and get their greasy paws on your customers - that takes something special.
Everything starts small. For example, this entire exchange of information hinges on Tim Berners Lee having a good day about a decade ago.
I've read somewhere that the giant leaps are most probable to be taken by individuals not groups of people. History has shown that works such as those by Newton and Einstein have not been produced by teams of scientists working in a project, but rather by individuals thinking in new ways.
The only limitation to human invention are the laws of nature. And we have only begun to understand these concepts. I believe that that the number of scientific discoveries, technical inventions, as well as business ideas generating big money is for all practical purposes endless....;)
this has seen the yahoo share value double from $8 to $15 in oct! so they must have some scary overheads!
so this $1 billion dollar market place that they have!
I'm sure that there is a place for a new start up / project
would like to here from anybody interested
old school (old economy/ old style) of business still counts in building and Maintaining another yahoo or ebay.
if you got one unique and good idea (internet business plan), i can assure you that there are also someone (or hundreds) who's thinking about it.
good luck or idea may push you but hard work would make the business going ... and going ... and going ... and going ... :)