3 Ways to Hack Your Business Today

Change is never easy.  But change is essential to keeping up with the competition.  Especially for small businesses who must compete against the economies of scale of large corporations.  Change doesn't have to be a major production or significant undertaking with months of planning and the use of major resources - change can be accomplished through business hacking.

Business hacks are the micro-elements of innovation and strategy.  When added together piece by piece, business hacks can provide for a large, substantial change.  Just like a marathon is run one step at a time.  The following are three ways to quickly hack your business today:

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Pricing Hacks in Snow Removal; Innovating your Income Stream

This winter has been brutal.  We have had more snow than the "blizzard of '78," which I have heard about for as long as I can remember.  All kinds of records have been set this year: most snow, coldest days, most school days cancelled.  But one thing I haven't heard about is how all of the trouble this winter has caused can be an opportunity for innovation.  Innovation opportunities always exist, but when we experience something as extreme as this winter was, innovation opportunities are even more present; the extreme amount of snow that we saw this winter has provided a great opportunity for snow removal businesses to hack their pricing models.

The opportunity that exists is based on an innovative best practice from another industry.  Specifically, the hack is to...

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