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Why 'No' is the Kindest Word in the Professional Lexicon

Why 'No' is the Kindest Word in the Professional Lexicon

It's not about denying, but empowering you to communicate effectively.
4 Fast Ideas to Rapidly Grow Your Revenue

4 Fast Ideas to Rapidly Grow Your Revenue

Without revenue, your business will die. These options won't require a huge effort, but the payoffs could be immense.
How to Manage the Unsexy Side of Rapid Expansion

How to Manage the Unsexy Side of Rapid Expansion

Pop-up dining startup Dinner Lab was hiring new employees every five days in its early growth phase.
3 Reasons Your Business Isn't Growing

3 Reasons Your Business Isn't Growing

If your startup has started to stagnate after a couple of years, look no further for the cause than your leadership.
5 Questions Great Managers Need to Ask Themselves Daily

5 Questions Great Managers Need to Ask Themselves Daily

No company can succeed in executing its bold strategies if the basics aren't being taken care of. Here's how to make sure you stay on track.
How to Intentionally Build Your Company Culture (Rather Than Leave It to Chance)

How to Intentionally Build Your Company Culture (Rather Than Leave It to Chance)

Whether you see it or not, culture is a big deal for several reasons, including your employees' satisfaction.
The Small-Business Market Could Be Your Golden Ticket to Success

The Small-Business Market Could Be Your Golden Ticket to Success

While the consumer and enterprise markets, get all the attention, look to create solutions for the biggest segment of employers in the U.S.
Want to Generate Buzz? Create Your Own Holiday.

Want to Generate Buzz? Create Your Own Holiday.

Coming up with your own holiday can be a magnet for publicity, social attention and more sales. Here's how to do it.
Yahoo Wants You to Set Up an Ecommerce Shop on Its Revamped Small Biz Platform

Yahoo Wants You to Set Up an Ecommerce Shop on Its Revamped Small Biz Platform

With its eye on snagging more of the DIY ecommerce market, Yahoo has introduced a new suite of tools for small businesses.
Want to Go Global? Learn These 4 Terms First.

Want to Go Global? Learn These 4 Terms First.

Expanding internationally is not as simple as running your copy through a translator.
Know Your Customers by Living a Day in Their Lives

Know Your Customers by Living a Day in Their Lives

Business products are generally purchased because they solve problems, so a deep understanding of the buyer is required.
Your Secret Resource to Get a Better Product: Customer Service

Your Secret Resource to Get a Better Product: Customer Service

Move beyond the minimum viable product with the help of your staff to develop the most valuable product.
Why You Should Hire People Toughened by Failure, Not Those Coddled by Success

Why You Should Hire People Toughened by Failure, Not Those Coddled by Success

Amazon and Google discovered what the most innovative employees have in common is not how well they did at a prestige college.
Escalate Revenue and Growth With These 5 Strategies

Escalate Revenue and Growth With These 5 Strategies

Of course you want your company to get bigger, so create a plan and commit.
5 Keys to Successful Sibling Partnerships

5 Keys to Successful Sibling Partnerships

Family may come first, but follow these five tried-and-tested tips to ensure your relationship can survive and thrive as a business partnership.
Treat Your Customers Like You Love Them (Why Wouldn't You?)

Treat Your Customers Like You Love Them (Why Wouldn't You?)

Things go wrong. It happens. When they do, though, use it as an opportunity to earn trust.
5 Essential Reads for Startup Entrepreneurs

5 Essential Reads for Startup Entrepreneurs

To get ahead of the game, here are five books all entrepreneurs should be reading. Bonus: one is free.
Staying on Track While Diversifying a Business

Staying on Track While Diversifying a Business

Steer the company in new directions without alienating the traditional customer base or losing sight of the core mission.
Growing Pains: How Expansion Causes Startups to Lose Customers

Growing Pains: How Expansion Causes Startups to Lose Customers

The founder of skincare line S.W. Basics discusses how she has to sacrifice clients in order to gain others and how to deal with it.
2 Risky Pivots You Probably Haven't Heard About

2 Risky Pivots You Probably Haven't Heard About

Steve Jobs wasn't right about everything. Sometimes, you really need to listen to what people want.
5 Things Great Leaders Do Every Day

5 Things Great Leaders Do Every Day

These tips can help you lead effectively -- no matter what your management style.
How You, the Local Business Owner, Can Take on Amazon

How You, the Local Business Owner, Can Take on Amazon

You can slay the online giant (somewhat) -- by doing these eight things consistently.
Making the Jump From Employee to Owner

Making the Jump From Employee to Owner

How do you all of sudden handle the responsibilities of leading after buying the company you work for?

How to Create a Fair and Equitable Partnership From Day One

Our expert lays out how to register your business venture when one partner is providing the majority of the start-up capital.
If You Want to Survive, Find Ways to Compete With Your Own Business

If You Want to Survive, Find Ways to Compete With Your Own Business

Eventually, a competitor will come and beat you at your own game. Provide your own internal disruptions to stay relevant.
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