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Holiday Gifts: What to Get Your Clients and Colleagues

Holiday Gifts: What to Get Your Clients and Colleagues

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Choosing a gift for the people you work with can be daunting. Here are some ideas and advice.
December 11, 2013 in Growth Strategies
Photos: The 10 Best Medium-Sized Companies to Work for in 2014

The 10 Best Medium-Sized Companies to Work for in 2014

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A positive work environment, intelligent co-workers and great benefits (free yoga!) make these 10 companies the most exciting places to work for in 2014, as rated by the employees themselves.
December 11, 2013 in Managing Employees
Lululemon Founder Resigns Amid Backlash Over 'Women's Body Type' Remarks

Lululemon Founder Resigns Amid Backlash Over 'Women's Body Type' Remarks

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The yoga apparel maker announced today that Chip Wilson is leaving his position as non-executive chairman.
December 10, 2013 in Growth Strategies
The Golden Rule of Starting Up: Product-Market Fit

The Golden Rule of Starting Up: Product-Market Fit

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Ideas are a dime a dozen. But to be successful, your product needs to be something customers want. Here are a few tips on how to ensure you satisfy product-market fit.
December 10, 2013 in Growth Strategies
Why Building a Personal Brand Isn't for Everyone

Why Building a Personal Brand Isn't for Everyone

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Before you throw yourself into the social media whirl, you need to determine whether your taking a personal or corporate approach.
December 10, 2013 in Social Media
McDonald's U.S. November Sales Unexpectedly Fall

McDonald's U.S. November Sales Unexpectedly Fall

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McDonald's same-store restaurant sales fell 0.8 percent in November, dragging worldwide sales short of monthly predictions.
December 9, 2013 in Growth Strategies
6 Signs It's Time to Turn Your Startup in a New Direction

6 Signs It's Time to Turn Your Startup in a New Direction

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Few startup ideas are perfect; that's why it's important to recognize when you need a course correction in your idea, pitch, product or execution.
December 9, 2013 in Startup Basics
Photos: 12 Successful Entrepreneurs Share the Best Advice They Ever Got

12 Successful Entrepreneurs Share the Best Advice They Ever Got

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Mark Cuban, Tim Ferris, Jon Taffer and more share their best words of encouragement and guidance.
December 9, 2013 in Leadership
10 Questions to Ask When Applying to a Startup Accelerator

10 Questions to Ask When Applying to a Startup Accelerator

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Insider tips on how to best find and apply to the right accelerator for your company.
December 9, 2013 in Startup Basics
Why Reputation Management Is Critical to Your Personal Brand

Why Reputation Management Is Critical to Your Personal Brand

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As your personal and professional networks expand online, be consistent with your brand positioning and with the followers you have gathered.
December 9, 2013 in Branding
How to Set Your Brand Up For Success

How to Set Your Brand Up For Success

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With entrepreneurship in vogue, new companies are popping up every day. But getting your brand to stand out from the crowd, takes work. Wisconsin restaurants L'Etoile and Graze figured out how to do just that.
December 5, 2013 in Branding
8 Questions to Ask Now and to Keep Asking in the Year Ahead

8 Questions to Ask Now and to Keep Asking in the Year Ahead

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In order to grow your business, consider these questions and determine where you can make important improvements.
December 5, 2013 in Growth Strategies
Why We Chose an Accelerator in Australia Over One in the U.S.

Why We Chose an Accelerator in Australia Over One in the U.S.

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For our series College Treps, Matthew Fishman discusses why his startup traveled thousands of miles to participate in an accelerator, rather than join a local one.
December 3, 2013 in Grow Your Business
How You Can Form Good Habits and Stick to Them

How You Can Form Good Habits and Stick to Them

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The trick is to dream big but start small. Here, we explain how.
December 3, 2013 in Growth Strategies
How to Know When You've Met the One -- Co-Founder, That Is

How to Know When You've Met the One -- Co-Founder, That Is

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Picking a co-founder is a lot like picking a spouse, except you'll likely spend more time with the former.
December 3, 2013 in Startup Basics
When the Going Gets Tough for Local Economies, Utilize Existing Resources

When the Going Gets Tough for Local Economies, Utilize Existing Resources

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With state budgets being cut, former SBA chief Karen Mills discusses how local economic growth does not necessarily need radical innovation to prosper. Rather governors can harness resources of existing institutions and people to attract capital and create jobs.
December 3, 2013 in Growth Strategies
5 Ways to Decrease Interruptions and Increase Productivity

5 Ways to Decrease Interruptions and Increase Productivity

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Interruptions destroy many entrepreneurs' productivity. Follow these five strategies to end the unnecessary interruptions and increase the amount of work you get done on a regular basis.
December 2, 2013 in Growth Strategies
The Startup Hustle: Why a Clever Business Plan Does Not a Business Make

The Startup Hustle: Why a Clever Business Plan Does Not a Business Make

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When launching a new company, a good idea goes a long way. But a healthy dose of moxie may be what pushes a startup over the edge into success.
December 2, 2013 in Growth Strategies
What Your Brand Can Learn From a Waterbed Company for Cows -- Yes, Cows

What Your Brand Can Learn From a Waterbed Company for Cows -- Yes, Cows

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Whether you're selling a new app, a service or a waterbed for cows -- there are fundamental steps you can take to make your brand its best. Here are three.
November 27, 2013 in Branding
3 Factors That Can Make or Break Your Productivity

3 Factors That Can Make or Break Your Productivity

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Take a close look at these three factors to determine whether you're making the most of how you work and spend your time each day.
November 26, 2013 in Productivity
How to Give Thanks to Your Team, Customers and Vendors This Thanksgiving

How to Give Thanks to Your Team, Customers and Vendors This Thanksgiving

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One day off for holiday shopping isn't enough. Here's how to show key members of your team and other stakeholders that you care.
November 26, 2013 in Managing Employees
Video: The Behind-the-Scenes Values Successful Social Brands SharePlay Video

The Behind-the-Scenes Values Successful Social Brands Share (Video)

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The most important aspects of your social media strategy are never seen in a Twitter feed. Our interview explains why hiring and morale are essential to building a socially powerful brand.
November 26, 2013 in Business Management
The 7 New Business Facts Of Life For Entrepreneurs

The 7 New Business Facts Of Life For Entrepreneurs

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From environmental degradation to societal upheaval, our world is continually challenging businesses to innovate. Knowing how to overcome these obstacles will determine if you succeed or fail as an entrepreneur.
November 26, 2013 in Startup Basics
3 Clever Ways to Say Thanks This Turkey Day

3 Clever Ways to Say Thanks This Turkey Day

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While brownies are always a good idea, here are three potentially longer lasting ways to say thanks to key people in your business life.
November 25, 2013 in Lifestyle
Making Gratitude Part of Your Company Culture

Making Gratitude Part of Your Company Culture

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Here’s how to let your company give thanks beyond Thanksgiving, while also enhancing corporate culture.
November 25, 2013 in Business Management
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