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Know Your Customers by Living a Day in Their Lives
Customers

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.
Steve Blank
Your Secret Resource to Get a Better Product: Customer Service
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.
Leyla Seka
Why You Should Hire People Toughened by Failure, Not Those Coddled by Success
Hiring

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.
Walter Chen
Escalate Revenue and Growth With These 5 Strategies
Growing a Business

Escalate Revenue and Growth With These 5 Strategies

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

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.
Matthew Toren
Treat Your Customers Like You Love Them (Why Wouldn't You?)
Customer Service

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.
Stephen Key
5 Essential Reads for Startup Entrepreneurs
Entrepreneurship

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.
Jake Gibson
Staying on Track While Diversifying a Business
Growth Strategies

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.
Howard Hitchcock
Growing Pains: How Expansion Causes Startups to Lose Customers
The Grind

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.
Adina Grigore
2 Risky Pivots You Probably Haven't Heard About
Pivots

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.
Eric Siu
5 Things Great Leaders Do Every Day
Managing Employees

5 Things Great Leaders Do Every Day

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

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

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

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?
Holly Mason

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.
Ryan Himmel