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4 Ways to Increase Your Direct Mail Sales

4 Ways to Increase Your Direct Mail Sales

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After you've completed a few successful direct mail campaigns, use these four methods to build your sales.
March 4, 2014 in Marketing
Keep That Startup Spark Alive by Following Your Constant

Keep That Startup Spark Alive by Following Your Constant

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Once your company has seen some success, figuring out what to do next is all about three variables.
February 28, 2014 in Grow Your Business

Do I Need to Go to Business School?

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Our expert explains how pluses and minuses of formal business training.
February 27, 2014 in Ask Entrepreneur
Netflix Co-Founder Not a Fan of 'Binge-Watching'

Netflix Co-Founder Not a Fan of 'Binge-Watching'

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Netflix's Mitch Lowe says releasing original series all at once isn't a long-term solution for building an audience.
February 26, 2014 in Grow Your Business
Look for Even More Megamergers in 2014

Look for Even More Megamergers in 2014

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Experts say that deals like Facebook's purchase of WhatsApp are just the beginning for megamergers in 2014.
February 26, 2014 in Grow Your Business
Getting Your Small Business to Scale Like a Tech Startup

Getting Your Small Business to Scale Like a Tech Startup

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With small businesses starting to think more like tech startups in terms of innovation and growth, here are a few tips to help companies get started down that path.
February 26, 2014 in Grow Your Business
ZenPayroll Raises $20 Million in Series A Funding

ZenPayroll Raises $20 Million in Series A Funding

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The cloud-based payroll company plans to hire more employees and extend its reach.
February 19, 2014 in Startup Financing
This Startup Just Raised $23 Million Thanks to Wealthiest Man in Asia

This Startup Just Raised $23 Million Thanks to Wealthiest Man in Asia

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Egg-replacement startup Hampton Creek has raised its biggest round of funding to date thanks to the investment of Asian billionaire Li Ka-shing.
February 18, 2014 in Startup Financing
Photos: Attention Culturists, Political Junkies and Renegades: Here is Where to Launch Your Startup

Attention Culturists, Political Junkies and Renegades: Here is Where to Launch Your Startup

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While Silicon Valley, New York and Boston's entrepreneurial ecosystem get the most media attention, these hubs don't make sense for all companies. For our series The Grind, globe-trotting entrepreneur Jamie Wong gives us the skinny on other amazing locations to start a company.
February 13, 2014 in Growth Strategies
How Cherishing Mistakes, Being Clueless and Stress Fests Helped Birchbox's Success

How Cherishing Mistakes, Being Clueless and Stress Fests Helped Birchbox's Success

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The founders of hugely successful beauty-subscription service Birchbox find strength in not having all the answers. For our series If I Knew Then, here are a few lessons and pieces of advice from Hayley Barna and Katia Beauchamp.
February 13, 2014 in Grow Your Business
5 Ways to Grow Your Business Without Adding More Resources

5 Ways to Grow Your Business Without Adding More Resources

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With these strategies, your company can do more with less.
February 11, 2014 in Growth Strategies
The Secret to Keeping Employees Happy (Infographic)

The Secret to Keeping Employees Happy (Infographic)

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A look at what keeps employees around for the long haul.
February 7, 2014 in Productivity
Navigating New Market Terrain

Navigating New Market Terrain

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While almost every entrepreneur dreams of scaling beyond their state borders, understanding the hurdles of expansion can be tricky. Here are a few pointers.
February 7, 2014 in Grow Your Business
These 3 Startups Are Looking to Get the Health Industry in Tip-Top Shape

These 3 Startups Are Looking to Get the Health Industry in Tip-Top Shape

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With the health-care sector going through massive innovation and disruption, we wanted to get the skinny on what it was like working on a startup in this industry.
February 7, 2014 in Starting a Business
Photos: A Social Media Makeover in Just 7 Days

A Social Media Makeover in Just 7 Days

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Revamp your online presence in one week.
February 6, 2014 in Social Media
How Changing Gears Stopped My Startup From Failing

How Changing Gears Stopped My Startup From Failing

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For our series The Grind, the founder of Practice Makes Perfect discusses how pivoting helped him not fall into the category of failures.
February 6, 2014 in Growth Strategies
10 Things I Learned While Training for the Olympics That Absolutely Apply to Business

10 Things I Learned While Training for the Olympics That Absolutely Apply to Business

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Olympic skier Shannon Bahrke Happe has always been about risk versus reward, whether she's flying down a mountain or running her own company.
February 6, 2014 in Lifestyle
Are You Holding Yourself Back? How to Use it to Your Advantage.

Are You Holding Yourself Back? How to Use it to Your Advantage.

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Bad habits can prevent you from achieving success. It's time to change.
February 5, 2014 in Growing Your Business
Have a Burning Business Question? Ask the Expert: Jim Yu.

Have a Burning Business Question? Ask the Expert: Jim Yu.

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Our marketing expert Jim Yu is looking to answer your questions on topics ranging from content marketing to SEO and entering the world of mobile.
February 5, 2014 in Online Marketing
Why Staying Small Is Better for Your Sanity and Other Must-Read Business Tips

Why Staying Small Is Better for Your Sanity and Other Must-Read Business Tips

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A look at how keeping your business small lets you control your schedule, what Jerry Seinfeld has to teach you about productivity and more advice for business owners.
January 31, 2014 in Lifestyle
Just Gone Public? Here's How to Keep Investors Happy

Just Gone Public? Here's How to Keep Investors Happy

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While many people celebrate going public, this new milestone can be challenging on many fronts. Here, we discuss how to keep investors engaged and your board satisfied.
January 31, 2014 in Financing
Want to Thrive Like AirBnB and Uber? Build Growth Into Your Company's DNA.

Want to Thrive Like AirBnB and Uber? Build Growth Into Your Company's DNA.

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The companies that win big are those that believe that everything they do is to support and drive growth.
January 31, 2014 in Growth Strategies
Customer Retention Begins on the Front Lines

Customer Retention Begins on the Front Lines

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Your existing customer base can still help you grow. Make sure your employees who deal with them are passionate.
January 30, 2014 in Growing Your Business
The Hurdles of Scaling Globally

The Hurdles of Scaling Globally

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While many startups envision expanding their business beyond their country's borders, scaling globally can present some unique challenges.
January 30, 2014 in Grow Your Business
How to Make It as a Freelance Entrepreneur

How to Make It as a Freelance Entrepreneur

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For entrepreneurs wanting to go down the freelance route, here are five tools and tips to build a successful career.
January 29, 2014 in Growth Strategies
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