Growth Strategies The latest news, videos, and discussion topics on Growth Strategies en-us Copyright 2014 Inc., All rights reserved. (webmaster) 5 Business Wed, 01 Oct 2014 21:15:00 GMT Build a Culture of Ownership at Your Company Every startup has two types of employees. Here's the type your business needs. Wed, 01 Oct 2014 21:15:00 GMT Joel Basgall 5 Ways Telecommuting and Flex Time Help You Recruit the Best Workers Myriad technologies for working away from the office has deepened your talent pool to include the entire world. Wed, 01 Oct 2014 21:00:00 GMT Sara Sutton Fell Adapt or Die -- Some Chilling Lessons From the Ice Industry Entrepreneurs must learn how to pivot their business model with changing times. Wed, 01 Oct 2014 19:15:00 GMT Phil La Duke 5 Steps to Block Barbarians at Your Startup's Gate Give the proper scrutiny to job candidates early in the hiring process to determine cultural fit. Wed, 01 Oct 2014 18:30:00 GMT Peter S. Cohan What to Do If an Employee Quits in an Epic Fashion Should a worker unexpectedly leave the company with a dramatic and outrageous stunt, take these five steps. Wed, 01 Oct 2014 16:30:00 GMT Heather R. Huhman Pepsi Files Patent to Put Pop Rocks in Granola Bars In yet another food mashup, PepsiCo is hoping to make granola pop with the addition of "carbonated candy" like Pop Rocks. Wed, 01 Oct 2014 16:19:00 GMT Kate Taylor To Sell Products to Millennials, First Invite Them To Help Develop It Young consumers have distinct patterns for developing brand loyalty, beginning when the product is just somebody's good idea. Wed, 01 Oct 2014 14:45:00 GMT Christie Garton Spare Me Your Platitudes. Customers Are Tired of Insincere Support. Does the stat game interfere with businesses growth? It certainly seems like it, especially if you're looking to hack a specific metric up and to the right. Wed, 01 Oct 2014 12:00:00 GMT Gregory Ciotti How Gender Affects Team-Based Brainstorming Sessions A news study suggests that making brainstorming activities competitive spurs men, but makes women less engaged. Wed, 01 Oct 2014 11:30:00 GMT Lisa Evans With Its First Original Movie, Netflix Aims to Upend Old-Fashioned Film Distribution In collaboration with The Weinstein Company, the streaming giant will debut a sequel to the Oscar-winning 'Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon' next August. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 21:20:00 GMT Geoff Weiss Four Ways to Better Involve Your Company In Charitable Activities I was inspired to get more involved in the world at large. You should do the same. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 20:00:00 GMT Ivan Misner 5 Tips on Building an Epic Customer-Support Team When every move your company makes can be easily amplified to thousands over the social web, you need to make every interaction with your customers exceptional. Here are a few secrets on creating a rock-star customer-service team. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 16:30:00 GMT Leyla Seka The Truth About Intelligence and the Many Paths to Greatness In this podcast, Lewis Howes speaks in detail with the scientific director at the Imagination Institute. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 12:00:00 GMT Lewis Howes What the Data Tells Us About the Contemporary HR Director Expect things to be done differently in the human resources as millennials move into management. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 21:30:00 GMT Matt Straz 3 Lessons Learned From the Sharing Economy Businesses are increasingly seeing the utility of enterprise services tailored to their needs, creating opportunity for nimble entrepreneurs. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 19:30:00 GMT Bob Bahramipour 3 Mistakes to Avoid When Working With a Virtual Assistant Even though virtual assistants are meant to make an entrepreneur's life easier, founders can make mistakes working with them -- causing more headaches than good. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 18:00:00 GMT Dorie Clark This Company Thinks It's Unlocked the Secret to Employee Engagement and Productivity BetterWorks, which just raised a $15.5 million Series A round, merges the concepts of game mechanics and the quantified self to motivate and manage employees' goals. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 16:45:00 GMT Laura Entis Here's How to Talk to Graphic Designers While it’s easy to blame an unsatisfying final product on the designer, it’s up to the client to communicate effectively, give their designer all the tools they need to succeed and ensure that the best product is delivered. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 14:30:00 GMT Allison McCartney Richard Branson on Envisioning Your Business's Future It's easy to get lost in the here and now, but planning for what comes next is crucial to your business's success. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 13:30:00 GMT Richard Branson Why These Ecommerce Front-Runners Are Building Brick and Mortar Stores Rent the Runway, Bonobos and Birchbox all found success in being online-only and are now expanding offline. Their founders say there are benefits to having a foot in both courts at once. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 13:12:00 GMT Catherine Clifford