When new businesses come out that seem to have the same idea as other businesses or products on the
market, most of us just roll out eyes and state that it is just some form of imitation or copycat product
or business. We often think to ourselves, “Why can’t they come up with something original?” Although
some businesses that do come up with ideas similar to other businesses might fail because of this,
sometimes they end up better than the rest.
An example of something that was similar to something else but far succeeded their competitors is
Facebook. Facebook is a social network, the same as Myspace and countless other social networks
out there on the web today. However, after Facebook being online for so many years, it is now more
popular than Myspace and many other social networks.
This just means that the person starting up the same business as another business just had something
better to offer or had someone smart behind the scenes with an edge over the competition.
The next time you roll your eyes and think to yourself that it is just imitation or a copycat version of
something that is already out there, stop because you never know if they might come out on top above
the rest of them.