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There's a short list of patterns that describe how the vast majority of businesses make money:
After thinking about this subject a bit more, I thought of five more common patterns…
You can describe 99% of all businesses - past and present - using one (or more) of these core patterns. If you want to create a successful new venture, start looking for ways to do one (or more) of these things.