All fair in love and war (and Business)

Updated: Apr 3, 2019

Having woken up bright and early, today start as usual with my ritual of trawling through emails, texts and social media posts, while trying to inhale some breakfast before loading my van and starting off to the job site.


Today was slightly different however because something caught my sleepy eye that I first thought was a bit odd. There in black and white was an advert on a local business social media site which, when I read it, was very similar to one that I posted a month previously.


Now I'm not saying for one minute that I have the sole right to advertise my business services online, but I did chuckle a little at how this post wording was identical to mine, but that someone had taken the time to move it around a bit to make it look unique.


At first I thought 'cheeky bugger, your trying to muscle in on some work that I'm trying to drum up', but then after thinking about it I had to see the funny side of things and admit that if the shoe was on the other foot I may have done something very similar.


It just goes to show you that in business all is fair in love and war, even your neighbours are willing to smile at you over the garden fence and be just a little devious behind your back.


If there is ever a lesson to be learnt its that you have to have a thick skin to run your own business and sometime take solace in the fact that your bright idea was copied by others.


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