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Growth Strategies

6 Surefire Ways to Prepare Your Business for Growth This Year

Here's a checklist to help your business enter this year on solid ground.
Monica Zent
Enlist Advisors for Your Startup Wisely
Advisors

Enlist Advisors for Your Startup Wisely

Your fledgling outfit needs help. Still this is no excuse for treating experts in a slipshod fashion.
Karen Mishra
What These MBA Students Did on Their Summer Vacation
Pivots

What These MBA Students Did on Their Summer Vacation

MBAs Across America sends teams from top U.S. business schools across the country to consult with small high-impact companies.
Kelly K. Spors
Why This Is the Season for Generosity Marketing
Marketing Strategies

Why This Is the Season for Generosity Marketing

While everyone is in the spirit of giving, consider offering customers your best content, product or service for free.
Kelsey Humphreys
What Happens When Startup Advisors Advise the Whole Team
Startup Advice

What Happens When Startup Advisors Advise the Whole Team

Instead of keeping sessions strictly between founders and mentors, the leaders of Buffer decided to let advisors speak directly to the entire team. Here's what happened.
Even Warren Buffett Relied on a Mentor
Self Improvement

Even Warren Buffett Relied on a Mentor

Learn from the best. Great entrepreneurs rely on mentors. Do you have an advisor?
Jag Shoker
5 Tips for Seeking -- and Weeding Through -- Other People's Opinions About Your Business
Personal Improvement

5 Tips for Seeking -- and Weeding Through -- Other People's Opinions About Your Business

Maximizing your company's growth requires taking in valuable feedback and making a firm commitment to following through.
Darrah Brustein
Why CEOs Need Mentors -- They Accelerate Learning
Management Lessons Leadership

Why CEOs Need Mentors -- They Accelerate Learning

A young entrepreneur explains the benefits of the advice he received from an seasoned executive at a large company.
Jerry Jao
The 5 Questions Entrepreneurs Must Ask When Choosing Board Members
Advisory Boards

The 5 Questions Entrepreneurs Must Ask When Choosing Board Members

Selecting a board is a critical activity for entrepreneurs, as it can shape the course of a business. To ensure you are headed in the right direction, focus on these five questions.
Panos Panay
The 5 Essentials of Choosing a Consultant
Consultants and Advisors

The 5 Essentials of Choosing a Consultant

These outside advisers can create tremendous value for your business, but it's important the person your contract checks off these items.
Doug and Polly White
The Best Medicine for Your Business: A Fresh Set of Eyes
Growing a Business

The Best Medicine for Your Business: A Fresh Set of Eyes

When you find that your company feels stunted, or a problem seems to have no solution, find some outside help fast.
George Deeb
3 Secrets to Snagging an Ace Mentor
Mentorship

3 Secrets to Snagging an Ace Mentor

Here is how to find a mentor that will make fellow entrepreneurs green with envy.
Craig Cincotta
Baby Boomers, Who Are More Successful as Entrepreneurs, Are Great Startup Assets
Baby Boomers

Baby Boomers, Who Are More Successful as Entrepreneurs, Are Great Startup Assets

The generation born between 1945 and 1964 could give a startup some needed expertise and credibility. Here are five roles they can easily fit into.
Martin Zwilling
Advisory Boards

The Power of the Personal Advisory Board

While almost every small business has a formal board of advisors in place, establishing a personal advisory board can prove invaluable to entrepreneurs on both a professional and personal level.
Darla Beggs