Growth Strategies

Don't Just Make a Difference. Make a Difference for the Better.
Success

Don't Just Make a Difference. Make a Difference for the Better.

Making a difference for the better is my driving force today and it has never let me down.
Bob Duggan
What a Sharing Economy Startup Does to Build Trust in Its Community
Sharing Economy

What a Sharing Economy Startup Does to Build Trust in Its Community

New York City-based boat-sharing platform Sailo takes the time to get to know the boat owners on its platform personally.
Catherine Clifford
7 Ways to Ignite Innovation and Surpass Your Competition
Innovation

7 Ways to Ignite Innovation and Surpass Your Competition

The ferocity of business competition demands innovation and risk taking, both of which require a state of mind that can be cultivated.
Sherrie Campbell
Why Getting Your Product to Market Fast Is Not Always a Brilliant Move
Lean Startups

Why Getting Your Product to Market Fast Is Not Always a Brilliant Move

Entrepreneurs can derive great insight and benefit from Scrum and Lean Startup but neither should be accepted as infallible doctrine.
Jurgen Appelo
5 Tips for Dominating Domestic and International Fronts Alike
International business

5 Tips for Dominating Domestic and International Fronts Alike

Create a shared history between international offices and ask dispersed employees to help solve one another's challenges.
Kevin Xu
How Strategic Planning Transforms Chaos Into Confidence
Strategic Planning

How Strategic Planning Transforms Chaos Into Confidence

Setting goals, making a plan to achieve them and regularly checking progress is just common sense but the confidence it creates is magical.
Clate Mask
6 Ways to Turn Every Customer Interaction Into an Opportunity
Customer Service

6 Ways to Turn Every Customer Interaction Into an Opportunity

Have you ever considered complaints as a way to impress customers and keep 'em coming back?
Leyla Seka
6 Steps to Improve Your Personal Brand on Google
Google SEO

6 Steps to Improve Your Personal Brand on Google

Google is the source of truth for your personal brand. Make sure it's the truth you want.
Use Make-a-Will Month to Plan Your Small-Business Exit Strategy
Succession Planning

Use Make-a-Will Month to Plan Your Small-Business Exit Strategy

Your business plan should also take into consideration what happens when you are no longer here.
Susan Solovic
Don't Beat 'Em, Join 'Em: Why Brewing Together Works Better in the Craft Beer Industry
Craft breweries

Don't Beat 'Em, Join 'Em: Why Brewing Together Works Better in the Craft Beer Industry

Craft brewers' cooperative thinking fosters a spirit of collaboration and creates a powerful bloc that shows steady growth.
3 Ways to Combat Stale Ideas
Inspiration

3 Ways to Combat Stale Ideas

We all need to find ways to fight stale ideas and get back to the creative, disruptive and innovative thinking that fuels us.
Lindsay Broder
7 Ways to Maximize Downtime
Time Management

7 Ways to Maximize Downtime

Amazingly, the most precious resource we have -- our time -- is often wasted or at best mismanaged. Sometimes, we don't even realize it.
John Brubaker
12 Ways to Hack Your 9-to-5 Job and Live Worry Free
Productivity

12 Ways to Hack Your 9-to-5 Job and Live Worry Free

I'm sure that Peter Gibbons, the much-loved character from 'Office Space,' would endorse these tactics.
Andrew Medal
3 Reasons HR Needs to Be Involved in Planning a Business's Strategy
Human Resources

3 Reasons HR Needs to Be Involved in Planning a Business's Strategy

In a job market defined by competition for skilled talent, HR leaders can, and do, make an impact on an organization's bottom line.
Andre Lavoie