Growth Strategies

Field a Team of 'A' Players at Your Startup
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Field a Team of 'A' Players at Your Startup

Don't let chronic C players jeopardize your organization's chances at success.
How Retailers Can Compete With Amazon This Holiday Season, and Beyond
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How Retailers Can Compete With Amazon This Holiday Season, and Beyond

While many purchases are still made online, consumers still appreciate their local shops and the ability to discover items.
You Can Do Good by Doing Well, If You Pick the Right Social Enterprise Model
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You Can Do Good by Doing Well, If You Pick the Right Social Enterprise Model

Since both consumers and energetic young employees prefer companies dedicated to social good, philanthropy is a viable business strategy.
5 Strategies to Triumph in Customer Support Over the Holiday Season
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5 Strategies to Triumph in Customer Support Over the Holiday Season

Thousands of new orders can strain the response to inquiries. Deflect challenging situations and demanding callers by planning ahead.
Here's How to Make the Most Out of Your Client Relationships
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Here's How to Make the Most Out of Your Client Relationships

How to help your customers without wasting your time, or theirs.
Apple Accused of Deliberately Deleting Competitors' Songs on iPods
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Apple Accused of Deliberately Deleting Competitors' Songs on iPods

Court proceedings are underway in California as the tech giant has to defend actions it took on iPods purchased between 2006 and 2009 wiping music off users' iPods accounts downloaded from competing music services.
Why You Should Ask a Bamboo Farmer What It Takes to Succeed
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Why You Should Ask a Bamboo Farmer What It Takes to Succeed

Don't quit just because you think you've failed.
This Sales Secret Can Help You Conquer Aggressive Negotiators
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This Sales Secret Can Help You Conquer Aggressive Negotiators

The next time you encounter a buyer or seller who strongly insists on a certain point, pick at it and take advantage.
How to Know If You're Really Running Lean
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How to Know If You're Really Running Lean

Think about your goals - and if you're meeting them - to understand if you're running the operation you want.
If It Sounds Too Good to Be True, It Is
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If It Sounds Too Good to Be True, It Is

There's a universe of opportunity out there for those with the same sort of ambition and drive that I had, but only if you follow the right path and don't go astray.
4 Things Older Entrepreneurs Must do to Stay in the Game
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4 Things Older Entrepreneurs Must do to Stay in the Game

Your future is bleak if you can't share your wisdom in a tweet.
Confronting 6 Snarling Expansion Fears
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Confronting 6 Snarling Expansion Fears

Proper preparation can ease the path overseas -- and bring you the spike in business you dreamed of.
Taxi Wars: Uber Rolls Out Program in NYC That Will Cut Fares By Half
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Taxi Wars: Uber Rolls Out Program in NYC That Will Cut Fares By Half

The San Francisco-based transportation juggernaut says that with UberPOOL, riders going the same way can hop in a car together and split the fee.
5 Customer Service Tips to Avoid Scrooge-Like Behavior
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5 Customer Service Tips to Avoid Scrooge-Like Behavior

This time of year means more business, which also means more frustrated customers.
Has Your Company's Charitable Giving Become an Empty Ritual?
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Has Your Company's Charitable Giving Become an Empty Ritual?

Contributing to the community can energize employees and build ties in a myriad of directions.
5 Tactics for Checking for That Elusive Cultural Fit
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5 Tactics for Checking for That Elusive Cultural Fit

The new buzzword in hiring might seem like a gray area to some employers. Try to define the term for your company and assess it in these concrete ways.
In Ecommerce Push, Tumblr Adds 'Buy,' 'Browse' Buttons
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In Ecommerce Push, Tumblr Adds 'Buy,' 'Browse' Buttons

The growing social platform has added action buttons to posts from four partners, including Etsy and Kickstarter.
Have a Burning Business Question? Ask the Expert: Tom Gimbel.
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Have a Burning Business Question? Ask the Expert: Tom Gimbel.

Our expert this month is looking to take your questions on hiring, culture, employee development and retention.
'Check' It Out: Why This Restaurant Group Began Using a Tableside Payment System
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'Check' It Out: Why This Restaurant Group Began Using a Tableside Payment System

Four Dickie Brennan's restaurants are using a new payment system, and it's a hit with customers and staff.
Need to Hire a Web Developer? A Marketing Manager? Get in Line.
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Need to Hire a Web Developer? A Marketing Manager? Get in Line.

Heading into 2015, marketing and sales talent commands the highest average pay.
The Most Important Hour of Your Life
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The Most Important Hour of Your Life

Life today is fast and full of opportunity. The complication is we think we have to do everything. The trick is figuring out what's essential.
GoldieBlox CEO: How I Went From Kickstarter to the Macy's Day Parade in Two Years.
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GoldieBlox CEO: How I Went From Kickstarter to the Macy's Day Parade in Two Years.

Debbie Sterling says that to manage her company through such tremendous growth, she had to break through her own fears.
Do You Need a Great New Idea? Stand On the Shoulders of Giants.
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Do You Need a Great New Idea? Stand On the Shoulders of Giants.

Go shopping -- not for products -- but for new concepts you could use to improve your business.
Want to Start Building Momentum for 2015? Start Your Resolutions Now.
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Want to Start Building Momentum for 2015? Start Your Resolutions Now.

Don't wait to start making positive changes in your personal and professional lives.
The Business of Urban Farming Takes Root in Detroit
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The Business of Urban Farming Takes Root in Detroit

Farmers, the original entrepreneurs, are finding a profitable niche in the vast amount of abandoned land in the Motor City.
Glide Over the Pitfalls of Becoming a Manager With These 5 Steps
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Glide Over the Pitfalls of Becoming a Manager With These 5 Steps

Here's your cheat sheet for how to become the effective supervisor in charge.
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