Growth Strategies The latest news, videos, and discussion topics on Growth Strategies en-us Copyright 2014 Inc., All rights reserved. (webmaster) 5 Business Thu, 02 Oct 2014 17:15:00 GMT In Silicon Valley, High Salaries and Free Food Aren't Enough Any More Tech giants and startups take the benefits 'arms race' to health care. Thu, 02 Oct 2014 17:15:00 GMT Reuters Persistence and Planning Is Needed to Reach That 5-Year Milestone With dismal business failure rates, follow these five ways to help your company celebrate half a decade of operation. Thu, 02 Oct 2014 17:00:00 GMT Zach Cutler How to Charge Ahead While in a Holding Pattern While waiting for something to get complete can feel like an eternity, it is important to make the most of that time. Thu, 02 Oct 2014 15:30:00 GMT Sarah Haselkorn Infighting Jeopardizing Your Family Business? Financial Advisors Can Help. Douglas Box wishes he'd done some things differently. His three brothers probably do, too. Thu, 02 Oct 2014 15:15:00 GMT Andrew Osterland The 5 False Expectations That Could Destroy Big-Brand Partnerships On the surface, startups and big-name brands are businesses with a similar overarching goal: to make money. But crack the exterior, and you’ll find that’s about all they have in common. Thu, 02 Oct 2014 15:00:00 GMT Jason Kulpa 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