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10 Stories of Unforgettable Customer Service

10 Stories of Unforgettable Customer Service

Inspirational stories of great people and companies going above and beyond.
This Business Has Been Fiercely Independent Since 1776

This Business Has Been Fiercely Independent Since 1776

The owners of Connecticut’s Griswold Inn explain why staying family-owned is their plan for business -- for the next 100 years.
Why Unglamorous Consumer Startups Merit Some Investor Love

Why Unglamorous Consumer Startups Merit Some Investor Love

Tech startups have a hypnotic hold on investors, except for those who pay attention to the numbers.
5 Tips for Turning Uncertainty Into a Competitive Advantage

5 Tips for Turning Uncertainty Into a Competitive Advantage

The most important tool for managing uncertainty is updated information, shared with everyone who needs to know.
How to Psych Yourself Up to Make That Call

How to Psych Yourself Up to Make That Call

You can't sell without lifting that receiver, so it's time to embrace your discomfort and find your strength.
The Case for Consumer-Centric Innovation

The Case for Consumer-Centric Innovation

Finding inventive product ideas from nontraditional sources can help companies stay ahead of the competition.
It's Time to 'Untrain' Your Sales Force

It's Time to 'Untrain' Your Sales Force

If your sales team is still operating under tradition, they need to adapt to today’s buyers.
Winning is Simpler When You Don't Complicate Things

Winning is Simpler When You Don't Complicate Things

If you're not getting the results you want and feel like your business is in a slump, you've probably just gotten away from your fundamentals.
8 Ways to Make Your Marketing Message Stand Out

8 Ways to Make Your Marketing Message Stand Out

Your customers are exposed to thousands of marketing messages every day. Here's how you can get yours the attention it deserves.
5 Tips for Staving Off an Attack From a Special Interest Group

5 Tips for Staving Off an Attack From a Special Interest Group

Strategically responding to threats can save your company and elevate your reputation.
The Essence of Genius Is Simplification

The Essence of Genius Is Simplification

In this video, author Perry Marshall discusses the 80/20 rule to time management.
Why This Startup Opens Its Doors to Total Strangers for a Weekly Coffee Date

Why This Startup Opens Its Doors to Total Strangers for a Weekly Coffee Date

Washington, D.C.-based marketing firm Sisarina invites the public into its offices every Wednesday to foster a sense of community and open dialogue.
9 Things Rich People Do Differently Every Day

9 Things Rich People Do Differently Every Day

What you do today matters. Your daily habits may be a major determinant of your wealth.
If You Want to Survive, Find Ways to Compete With Your Own Business

If You Want to Survive, Find Ways to Compete With Your Own Business

Eventually, a competitor will come and beat you at your own game. Provide your own internal disruptions to stay relevant.
Innovation at the Competition's Expense

Innovation at the Competition's Expense

Some nimble companies choose to adopt an improvement after rivals have worked out the bugs.
How to Create a Healthy Startup Atmosphere

How to Create a Healthy Startup Atmosphere

Keeping you and your team working in a balanced way can affect whether your enterprise sputters or goes the distance.
How First Grade Classroom Etiquette is Impacting Time-Management Rituals at Google Ventures

How First Grade Classroom Etiquette is Impacting Time-Management Rituals at Google Ventures

After seeing how a classroom full of first graders reacted to a certain gadget, a design partner at Google Ventures decided to test it out at the SEO giant.
It's Like Hitchhiking in the Age of Uber: Sidecar Tests Shareable Rides

It's Like Hitchhiking in the Age of Uber: Sidecar Tests Shareable Rides

San Francisco-based ride-sharing company Sidecar is running a pilot program where users headed in the same direction can split a fare.
Forget This Work-Life Balance Blah, Blah, Blah

Forget This Work-Life Balance Blah, Blah, Blah

Here are the 7 things you should think about when considering all the chatter about 'balance.'
6 Dumb Ways to Ask for Help

6 Dumb Ways to Ask for Help

As an entrepreneur, the ability to make connections, ask for help and get help is easier than ever. When doing so, avoid these relationship-killing mistakes.
8 Ways to Build a More Welcoming Homepage

8 Ways to Build a More Welcoming Homepage

As the threshold to your business, your homepage should invite people in.
17 Websites That Will Make You Smarter

17 Websites That Will Make You Smarter

Want to be more productive next time you go online? Check out this list of informative sites.
Food Truck Fare Is Getting Pricier. Here's Why.

Food Truck Fare Is Getting Pricier. Here's Why.

Food trucks saw a boom in the recession, but as competition has grown so have the costs for consumers.
How to Grow Your Daily Deals Site Customer Base

How to Grow Your Daily Deals Site Customer Base

Attracting customers is critical to the success of your online coupon or daily deal website. Here's how to attract traffic and build a following.
Will Your Company Be a Leader of the Customer-Service Revolution?

Will Your Company Be a Leader of the Customer-Service Revolution?

These four key ways can help a startup or small company win over consumers to be brand loyalists.
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