Growth Strategies

When Should You 'Turn On' Revenue With Your Startup?
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When Should You 'Turn On' Revenue With Your Startup?

Savvy investors advise founders of consumer products to not worry about making money until they actually hit scale.
How a Tightly-Knit Tennessee Family Built a Local Business Empire
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How a Tightly-Knit Tennessee Family Built a Local Business Empire

Love of family and a commitment to giving back to the community are the foundation of the Holt family's various food businesses.
Sometimes Your Expertise Might Be Exactly What's Holding You Back
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Sometimes Your Expertise Might Be Exactly What's Holding You Back

It's hard to see your business and its potential in an entirely new way when you are certain you already know everything there is to know about it.
A Culturally Diverse Workforce Could Be a Boon to Your Business
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A Culturally Diverse Workforce Could Be a Boon to Your Business

A boost to marketing, improved operations and stepped-up innovation are some of the advantages, suggests Glassdoor's vice president of people.
10 Telltale Signs That a 'Culture of Quality' Is Lacking at Your Company (Infographic)
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10 Telltale Signs That a 'Culture of Quality' Is Lacking at Your Company (Infographic)

Many business leaders lack a commitment to continuous improvement of results -- at their peril.
When Your Business Navigates Change, Involve Your Employees in the Process Early
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When Your Business Navigates Change, Involve Your Employees in the Process Early

Whether the transitions arise from external forces or strategic decisions, gathering input from your staffers can help lessen their negative reactions.
Match the Rewards to the Results
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Match the Rewards to the Results

Taking the time to align your company's incentives with numerical targets can pay dividends not only for its long-term business goals, but also for each career that you shape.
Lessons Learned From 3 Companies That Have Long Embraced Remote Work
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Lessons Learned From 3 Companies That Have Long Embraced Remote Work

Hiring and managing a workforce without regard for geography poses unique challenges but the advantages are compelling.
College Seniors, Comb Through Your Contacts Now to Jump Start Your Job Search
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College Seniors, Comb Through Your Contacts Now to Jump Start Your Job Search

Somewhere among your family, friends, Facebook friends and friends of friends you'll find the people who will help you launch your career.
10 Toxic Words You Must Not Say in a Job Interview
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10 Toxic Words You Must Not Say in a Job Interview

Even though these seem like just ordinary words, they could be major red flags for an interviewer or recruiter.
How Entrepreneurs Will Eventually Breathe Freedom Into Cuba
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How Entrepreneurs Will Eventually Breathe Freedom Into Cuba

The diplomatic opening with Cuba will slowly allow the export of opportunity, not just goods, to the Cuban people.
Don't Let Employees Park Their Brains at the Door
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Don't Let Employees Park Their Brains at the Door

Managers should regularly solicit and welcome recommendations, suggestions and input about company processes.
For Small Businesses, Positive Change Is On the Horizon
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For Small Businesses, Positive Change Is On the Horizon

These three pressures building in the small-business sector are going to help jump start a revolution in how things are done.
Lust and Love in the Workplace
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Lust and Love in the Workplace

An attorney outlines six ways to minimize the risk that office romances will lead to litigation.
4 Keys to Crafting a Winning Startup Story
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4 Keys to Crafting a Winning Startup Story

Investment decisions are supposed to be based on rational analysis. But don't discount the power of a compelling narrative to engage a funder emotionally.
The Paid Sick Leave Battle Continues, State By State
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The Paid Sick Leave Battle Continues, State By State

As the benefit gains adoption, so does a counter trend to ban local governments from instituting their own paid sick day mandates.
3 Things Small-Business Owners Need to Realize to Make Smart Hires
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3 Things Small-Business Owners Need to Realize to Make Smart Hires

Small teams have no margin for error when a new hire doesn't work out but doing your homework will get you the stars you need to thrive.
6 Steps to Strengthening Company Culture (Infographic)
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6 Steps to Strengthening Company Culture (Infographic)

It's time to rethink company culture, and to treat it like any other strategic business initiative. This infographic can help.
To Grow Your Customer Base Focus on EOA: Early, Often and Always
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To Grow Your Customer Base Focus on EOA: Early, Often and Always

When your company is small and new, it's the first customers to sign on who can make or break your business.
Becoming Indispensable to Your Customers
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Becoming Indispensable to Your Customers

Your approach to value creation must begin with, be in partnership with and end with the customer
Feeling a Lack of a Close Shave, She Invented a Solution
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Feeling a Lack of a Close Shave, She Invented a Solution

An entrepreneur goes after a niche in the women's razor market.
8 Pointers for Setting a Price in Negotiations
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8 Pointers for Setting a Price in Negotiations

This numeric value is super critical as it affects the profit you'll get from a deal.
Create a Corporate Mentoring Program and You May Reap the Benefits
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Create a Corporate Mentoring Program and You May Reap the Benefits

The benefits of having experienced employees train those with less expertise are many.
The Bright Side of Negative Thinking
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The Bright Side of Negative Thinking

Despite what we're often told, positive thinking may not be conducive to meeting one's goals. In fact, you're probably better off visualizing obstacles.
Ask These 7 Questions to Get the Honest Feedback You Need
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Ask These 7 Questions to Get the Honest Feedback You Need

Friends and colleagues will be politely reluctant to tell you your product has problems, unless you ask in a way that makes it safe to be honest.
For Warby Parker, Free Glasses Equals Clear Company Vision
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For Warby Parker, Free Glasses Equals Clear Company Vision

The glasses company is the latest example of a successful 'buy-one-give-one' business model.
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