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Hello my friends,

Question of the week: What can you do better than anyone given enough time and energy?

That's your unique value proposition. Protect those skills and build a moat around them.

When you do, potential customers will find it hard to object, while competitors will find it hard to keep up.

Until next time,

Matt Downey
@buildyourbridge

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@buildyourbridge

Build Your Bridge is from Matt Downey — an entrepreneur creating content that helps you find better clients, productize your services, and cultivate a thriving creative business.

This week's featured NFT project is from The Possessed

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