Growth Strategies

The Founder of Nail Polish Empire Essie Shares Advice on Overcoming Challenges
Overcoming Obstacles

The Founder of Nail Polish Empire Essie Shares Advice on Overcoming Challenges

Essie Weingarten wants to remind entrepreneurs that success takes time and commitment.
Nina Zipkin
Are Sharing-Economy Workers Contractors or Employees?
Sharing Economy

Are Sharing-Economy Workers Contractors or Employees?

Companies in the booming sharing economy depend on contractors who may legally qualify as full time employees. The distinction is crucial for both workers and their employers.
Tx Zhuo
Business Lessons From the Family That's the 'Cake Boss' Empire
Family Businesses

Business Lessons From the Family That's the 'Cake Boss' Empire

The hit show is just the frosted tip of what Carlo's Bakery has grown to be.
Daphne Mallory
How the NLRB's Employment Ruling Could Hurt Jobs, Business Growth
Joint Employer

How the NLRB's Employment Ruling Could Hurt Jobs, Business Growth

The NLRB just penalized the only entities providing jobs in this country, in the name of increasing employment. How does that make sense?
Ray Hennessey
Why This $9 Billion Publicly Traded Toy Company Is Crowdfunding to Find the Next Big Game
Crowdfunding

Why This $9 Billion Publicly Traded Toy Company Is Crowdfunding to Find the Next Big Game

Hasbro and Indiegogo today announce that they are partnering to seek out, identify and grow the most innovative gaming ideas out there.
Catherine Clifford
How to Play Games at Work Productively
Gamification

How to Play Games at Work Productively

Employers increasingly are finding that the more tedious the task, the more effective it is to make a game of it.
Pratik Dholakiya
5 Ways That Podcasting Is a Powerful Marketing Weapon
Podcasts

5 Ways That Podcasting Is a Powerful Marketing Weapon

Podcasting has seen a meteoric rise over the past several years, boosting many entrepreneurial personalities into the national spotlight.
Matthew Toren
Working Too Much in Your Business? Ask Yourself These 6 Questions.
Time Management

Working Too Much in Your Business? Ask Yourself These 6 Questions.

As an entrepreneur, the to-do list, ideas and things that clamor for your attention never stop. It's time to take back control.
Morag Barrett
How This Company Wants to Be the Warby Parker of Shoes
You've Arrived

How This Company Wants to Be the Warby Parker of Shoes

M.Gemi brings affordable Italian luxury directly to the shoe-obsessed.
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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