Strategy

To Stay Afloat, Focus on the Next Wave
Strategy

To Stay Afloat, Focus on the Next Wave

To make it in the world of startups, entrepreneurs just can't focus on the day-to-day tasks of running a business. They need to always be thinking about the future.
Dorie Clark
Practice Triage in Making Business Decisions
Making Decisions

Practice Triage in Making Business Decisions

Business leaders should categorize choices by their potential impact to improve quality and speed.
Joel Trammell
3 Ways to Use a Rivalry to Increase Your Business Performance
Competition

3 Ways to Use a Rivalry to Increase Your Business Performance

Unlike competition, rivalry is personal, and it can either have a profoundly positive or negative impact on overall performance.
Laura Entis
Will Big Companies Follow Microsoft's Lead and Make It Harder for Startups to Win?
Startup Culture

Will Big Companies Follow Microsoft's Lead and Make It Harder for Startups to Win?

A large player starts to get wise to the ways of newcomers that are experimenting rapidly.
Peter S. Cohan
A Sport Few Americans Know Anything About Can Teach Plenty About Leadership
Sports

A Sport Few Americans Know Anything About Can Teach Plenty About Leadership

Cricket, the precursor to baseball, was popular in early America. Immigration from South Asia is boosting the sport and displaying the skill required to lead a team.
Jagan Jagannathan
5 White-Hot Consumer Psychology Hacks to Boost Your Sales
Sales Strategies

5 White-Hot Consumer Psychology Hacks to Boost Your Sales

A few simple changes to your website or copy can spur customers into buying your offerings.
Eric Siu
5 Fundamentals Successful Entrepreneurs Build Into Their Strategy
Strategy

5 Fundamentals Successful Entrepreneurs Build Into Their Strategy

Business is a minefield of what we can't anticipate or control. The key is building that into your plan and, more importantly, your backup plan.
Kimanzi Constable
5 Things You Need to Do Before Selling Your Company
Selling a Business

5 Things You Need to Do Before Selling Your Company

Taking care of a few key matters will help you get the most out of your business.
Entrepreneurs Should Expect to Scrape by on Crumbs Before the Feast
Entrepreneur Mindset

Entrepreneurs Should Expect to Scrape by on Crumbs Before the Feast

You will never do big things until you do small things in a big way.
John Brubaker
Use Your Brand Positioning as a Compass for All Aspects of Your Business
brand positioning

Use Your Brand Positioning as a Compass for All Aspects of Your Business

The statement can help you make strategic decisions, train your team and develop creative messaging.
Jim Joseph
Don't Drive Your Business Without Data
Big Data

Don't Drive Your Business Without Data

When you have good information about your customers, innovation can result.
Iman Jalali
7 Terrible Naming Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make
Business Name

7 Terrible Naming Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make

Your company name will get used more and last longer than any other investment you make in your business. It's important that you get it right the first time.
Alexandra Watkins
Why Fear Is Your Ally in Business
Fear

Why Fear Is Your Ally in Business

Use this burst of emotion as a guide to focus your awareness, prepare strategically and execute tasks expertly.
Karima Mariama-arthur
Richard Branson on Envisioning Your Business's Future
Planning

Richard Branson on Envisioning Your Business's Future

It's easy to get lost in the here and now, but planning for what comes next is crucial to your business's success.
Richard Branson