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Before capturing the spotlight as a disruptor in the marketplace, a business faces a myriad of challenges. Naturally, you know all about challenges, right?

In fact, you’re probably very familiar with challenges such as these:

  • How to develop and implement creative marketing strategies.
  • How to innovate better and faster than other companies.
  • How to implement entirely new business models to provide unique value to consumers who have ever-shifting needs and wants.

The trend of relatively unknown startups coming out of nowhere to capture once-firmly held positions of established companies is by now a well-known phenomenon.

For instance, consider the success of Netflix vs. the bankruptcy of Blockbuster.

This kind of unprecedented success results from companies employing a disruptive business model. A disruptive business model serves a niche market with unmet needs by taking a non-traditional approach to solve a customer’s problem.

Eventually, companies that use disruptive models end up taking away even the most-loyal customers from market incumbents.

Since 63 percent of companies are currently facing high levels of industry disruption, businesses trying to stay ahead of the competition should look for opportunities to embrace change and act quickly to be a first-mover in disruption.

For more ways to position your business for disruption, see the following infographic courtesy of Fundera.

Sources: HuffPost | Investopedia | Forbes | Accenture | PwC | MIT Sloan Management ReviewThe Atlantic | Startup Grind | Medium | Harvard Business School

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“Disruption is, at its core, a really powerful idea. Everyone hijacks the idea to do whatever they want now. It’s the same way people hijacked the word ‘paradigm’ to justify lame things they’re trying to sell to mankind.”

-Clayton M. Christensen


Author Terry Corbell has written innumerable online business-enhancement articles, and is a business-performance consultant and profit professional. Click here to see his management services. For a complimentary chat about your business situation or to schedule him as a speaker, consultant or author, please contact Terry.