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Claim to Be the Uber of X. Enliven Your Company With the Right Analogy.
Business Models

Claim to Be the Uber of X. Enliven Your Company With the Right Analogy.

Give your startup some inspiration by modeling it after a successful enterprise. This will help you explain your business to outsiders and provide insights for future direction.
Miles Jennings
3 Ways to Beat Referral Fatigue in Sales
Business Circle

3 Ways to Beat Referral Fatigue in Sales

While social networking sites have made the task of finding potential customers easier, be sure you're targeting the right people in the correct manner.
Chris Macomber
Find the Courage and Ask Some Clients How Your Company Can Improve
Customers

Find the Courage and Ask Some Clients How Your Company Can Improve

To get a clear picture of what you're doing well and what you can do better, skip the big data and high-rent consultants. Your customers will tell you, if you just ask.
Ryan Vanni
Surviving Fourth Quarter Madness -- How to Handle the Year-End Sales Crunch
Business Circle

Surviving Fourth Quarter Madness -- How to Handle the Year-End Sales Crunch

Many sellers push hard to close the year and ultimately come up short. But there are a couple ways to minimize fire drills.
Mistakes Women Entrepreneurs Make Pitching to Venture Capitalists
Venture Capital

Mistakes Women Entrepreneurs Make Pitching to Venture Capitalists

Female founders seeking funding for their firm should review these four tips. Otherwise they could lose out in the competition for financing.
Jessica Brondo Davidoff
Small Businesses and Entrepreneurs Will Lead the Way for 3-D Printing Adoption
3-D printing

Small Businesses and Entrepreneurs Will Lead the Way for 3-D Printing Adoption

With the devices becoming more accessible and affordable, businesses are being built on the rapid designing, prototyping and manufacturing of products.
Chris Elsworthy
How to Be the Best Boss (Infographic)
Leadership

How to Be the Best Boss (Infographic)

The most important thing you can do as a boss to keep talented staffers on board is to make sure they are enjoying their days and feel appreciated.
Catherine Clifford
5 Smart Moves in Good Times and Not-So-Good Times
Economic Downturn

5 Smart Moves in Good Times and Not-So-Good Times

The Great Recession panicked many business leaders into rash moves that weakened their companies. Make adjustments but don't abandon what built your brand.
Richard Weissman
7 Methods for Analyzing Your Great Idea Before You Bet the Company on It
Business Circle

7 Methods for Analyzing Your Great Idea Before You Bet the Company on It

There is a time when you must fall madly in love with the product you want to bring to market and a time to coolly determine if anybody else will.
Kedma Ough
Can You Tell McDonald's From Organic? These Foodies Couldn't. (Video)
McDonalds

Can You Tell McDonald's From Organic? These Foodies Couldn't. (Video)

Thinking they were eating snacks from a new organic restaurant, these food experts couldn’t stop singing McNuggets' praises. And, it was all caught on tape.
Kate Taylor
The 3 Most Important Characteristics When Hiring at a Startup
Hiring

The 3 Most Important Characteristics When Hiring at a Startup

Find the diamonds in the rough, the talented folks who might not fit the classic mold. These individuals can have potential for tremendous growth, for themselves and their employer.
Jay Gould
To Be a Brilliant Leader, Mindset Is Everything (Infographic)
Leadership

To Be a Brilliant Leader, Mindset Is Everything (Infographic)

Successful executives may have vastly different leadership styles, but they share very similar mindsets.
Laura Entis
Is It Smart for Entrepreneurs to Hire Friends?
Ask the Expert

Is It Smart for Entrepreneurs to Hire Friends?

Hiring people you know and trust can be very beneficial to an entrepreneur and her venture. But if not done correctly, it can spell disaster.
Kip Tindell
How Sara Blakely Built a Billion-Dollar Business From Scratch
Success Stories

How Sara Blakely Built a Billion-Dollar Business From Scratch

She built the Spanx brand starting out with just $5,000 in savings and no experience in retail or manufacturing.
Gabrielle Karol