Growth Strategies

Richard Branson on Finding the Right Path
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Richard Branson on Finding the Right Path

Now is the time to act and discover the passion that will help you succeed.
Why You Should Measure Backward, Not Forward
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Why You Should Measure Backward, Not Forward

We set goals. We plan milestones for our progress. Basically, we try to predict the future. But there can be more value in evaluating the past. Here's why.
Why Peter Thiel's Philosophy on Hiring Is Hurting Silicon Valley
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Why Peter Thiel's Philosophy on Hiring Is Hurting Silicon Valley

In a talk at Columbia University, the PayPal co-founder and venture capitalist discussed why startups need to go 'beyond professionalism.' But that may be the problem.
How to Change an Industry Before It's Ready
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How to Change an Industry Before It's Ready

Innovation in an industry like construction can pose a challenge to entrepreneurs. Here's how to break through.
Why Making Your Employees Happy Will Help Your Bottom Line
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Why Making Your Employees Happy Will Help Your Bottom Line

Engaged employees might be more prone to offer just the right touch to customers, boosting satisfaction all round. Consider job rotation as a workplace enhancement.
How to Stop the Time Suck of Customer Relationships
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How to Stop the Time Suck of Customer Relationships

Implementing strong client boundaries helps keep everyone focused.
Make Innovation Systematic and Never Again Ask 'Why Didn't We Think of That?'
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Make Innovation Systematic and Never Again Ask 'Why Didn't We Think of That?'

The creation of innovative products and processes is much too important to companies and entire economies to be left to chance.
5 Guidelines to Maximize Freelance Employees
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5 Guidelines to Maximize Freelance Employees

Your business might be small, but its look and feel doesn't have to be. Hiring outside help is quick and effective.
7 Tips for Startups to Engineer Traction and See Big Growth
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7 Tips for Startups to Engineer Traction and See Big Growth

You're only as good as the number of people using and, more importantly, paying for what you built.
How the ALS Association Can Keep Its Momentum Going
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How the ALS Association Can Keep Its Momentum Going

The non-profit, along with businesses, can utilize three secrets of customer-relationship management software to effectively follow up on leads.
7 Easy Steps for Encouraging Employees to Take Initiative
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7 Easy Steps for Encouraging Employees to Take Initiative

Prompt everyone to contribute their ideas to have a richer harvest.
6 Secrets to Making Business Decisions That Get Results
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6 Secrets to Making Business Decisions That Get Results

It can be stressful when you have to make important decisions regarding your business. But to get ahead of the game, it is a necessity.
Want to Get Your Startup Into an Accelerator? Try These 5 Things.
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Want to Get Your Startup Into an Accelerator? Try These 5 Things.

If accepted into an program, it means mentorship, classes and training from those who have been there and done that.
How to Avoid People Who Will Do Nothing But Waste Your Time
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How to Avoid People Who Will Do Nothing But Waste Your Time

You've most likely encountered them while conducting business: Those who just talk without taking actions. Here are some tips to deal with them.
7 Steps to Turbocharge Your Startup Without Losing Your Best Talent
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7 Steps to Turbocharge Your Startup Without Losing Your Best Talent

A new CEO seeks to make dramatic changes without disarming the staff. Here's what he did.
An Entrepreneur's Guide to Getting Sued and Fighting Back
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An Entrepreneur's Guide to Getting Sued and Fighting Back

When a court case threatens your business, consider taking the following steps.
Fight Early and Fail Fast: 15 Business Lessons in 15 Years
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Fight Early and Fail Fast: 15 Business Lessons in 15 Years

There's a lot to learn from so many years in business. Here are a few of the most important things I've picked up along the way.
The Work Habits That Will Make You Successful
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The Work Habits That Will Make You Successful

It doesn't matter whether you are just starting out or if you have years of experience. Making sure you have the right attitude and approach is vital.
What to Expect When You're Expecting...Tax Refunds and Obamacare
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What to Expect When You're Expecting...Tax Refunds and Obamacare

If you're one of the millions getting tax credits to help pay health-insurance premiums under Obamacare, you might want to do some tax planning now or you might be in for an unwelcome surprise.
8 Clumsy Mistakes to Avoid During the Hiring Process
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8 Clumsy Mistakes to Avoid During the Hiring Process

Are you undercutting your recruitment strategies? Employers who are careless during their talent-acquisition process will end up with less than superb candidates. Avoid these lapses.
For U.S. Businesses, Selling on Alibaba Has Its Advantages
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For U.S. Businesses, Selling on Alibaba Has Its Advantages

Some U.S. businesses have already waded into China's largest ecommerce conglomerate, which is about to go public.
When Pitching, Use Subtlety to Lure Investors
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When Pitching, Use Subtlety to Lure Investors

When pitching your product, there's no need to give it all away.
Underdogs Can't Win Being Copycats
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Underdogs Can't Win Being Copycats

Don't just look at the current best in your industry and do what they do. Try to be the best you, but feel free to borrow from unlikely sources.
Why Managing Accounts Receivable Could Save Your Business
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Why Managing Accounts Receivable Could Save Your Business

Most businesses are profitable, but they still get into trouble by not paying enough attention to cash flow.
After the Kickstarter Campaign: 3 Lessons for Startup Newbies
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After the Kickstarter Campaign: 3 Lessons for Startup Newbies

For the last year, college buddies Jake Huston and Vincent Ko have been building a startup together. Here's a look at what they have learned and where they are going.
5 Keys to Building a World-Class Internship Program
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5 Keys to Building a World-Class Internship Program

If you treat your young fellows as valued members of the team, they will provide you with fresh perspectives.
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