If You Really Want to Understand Customer Needs, Avoid Surveys

If You Really Want to Understand Customer Needs, Avoid Surveys

Most surveys provide little value to understanding customers and can lead you down the wrong path for your business with a false sense of security. Here's what to do instead, and how to use surveys properly if you absolutely have to.

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Under Armour CEO Unexpectedly Steps Down, Receives $7.1 Million in Severance

After two years on the job, Patrik Frisk will step down as CEO of Under Armour, effective June 1.

Is Your Company Experiencing Growing Pains? Here's How to Thrive Through Them

Both leaders and employees play a critical role in easing the pains that come with fast growth. Here are a few ways to adapt amid your company's changing environment.

JPMorgan Analysts Have Predicted How Much Your Gas Will Cost This Summer, and It's Not Good

Twenty-eight U.S. states saw record-high gas prices over the past couple of weeks, and it looks like things are about to get worse. 

A 4-Step Guide to Facing Failure and Getting Back Up

Here's how to make learning opportunities out of life's challenges.

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Under Armour CEO Unexpectedly Steps Down, Receives $7.1 Million in Severance

After two years on the job, Patrik Frisk will step down as CEO of Under Armour, effective June 1.

JPMorgan Analysts Have Predicted How Much Your Gas Will Cost This Summer, and It's Not Good

Twenty-eight U.S. states saw record-high gas prices over the past couple of weeks, and it looks like things are about to get worse. 

Taylor Swift Doles Out Moving Career Advice to NYU Class of 2022: 'The People Who Want It the Most Are the People I Hire to Work for My Company'

The singer-songwriter received an honorary Doctorate in Fine Arts from New York University on Wednesday.

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Franchises are 'Ready Made' Business Opportunities

Franchising can be a turnkey solution for budding entrepreneurs.

Wendy's, McDonald's Sued for Allegedly Misrepresenting Burger Patty Size

The complaint cites numerous burgers from each chain, including the Wendy's Bourbon Bacon Cheeseburger and McDonald's Big Mac.

The Pandemic Created 'Childcare Deserts,' and This Bilingual Education Company Is Stepping In to Fill the Void

Canadian brand Maple Bear had been eyeing expansion to the U.S. for a while, but changing demographics during the pandemic finally made the time right.

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5 Tips to Perfect Your Elevator Pitch

Communicate your value proposition quickly and effectively to win more business.

She Brought a Baby to the Boardroom While Asking for $1 Million. There's No Way That Worked...Right?

Would you dare to try the high-risk, high-reward strategy of bringing a small child to your investment pitch?

You've Got a Great Invention. Now How Do You Get People to Buy It?

It's a good idea to start a business by solving a problem, but make sure to consider who is actually paying for your solution.

This Is the No. 1 Mistake You Can Make When Pitching Investors

Messing up a pitch isn't nearly as bad as giving up.

Going Public

'Going Public' Season 1 Finale: Onward and Upward

The end of one chapter is just the beginning for these four companies.

How to Find the Best Growth Strategy for Your Business

On the new episode of 'Going Public,' it's all about growth.

'Going Public' New Episode: Here's How to Get the Attention of High-Wealth Investors

Learn what it takes to find success at The Money Show in Las Vegas.

'Going Public': Learn the Art and Science of Valuation

On this episode, founders find out if they are on the right track.
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Zooey Deschanel Embraces the Word 'Quirky' and Thinks Businesses Should Too

The actress and entrepreneur has cofounded enough ventures to know that whatever sets you apart will guide you toward success.

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A Cognitive Scientist Reveals Why We Choke Under Pressure and How to Avoid It

A Cognitive Scientist Reveals Why We Choke Under Pressure and How to Avoid It

Cognitive scientist and president of Barnard College Sian Beilock discusses how we "get in our own way" when it matters most and shares strategies to help prepare for success when the stakes are high.

Are You Missing A Big Opportunity? Ask Yourself This Question

Are You Missing A Big Opportunity? Ask Yourself This Question

It's easy to feel like each opportunity could be the last, but that's not usually the case.

The Secret Formula for Writing an Inspirational Quote

The Secret Formula for Writing an Inspirational Quote

Inspirational sayings don't have to be, well, "inspired." Knowing what will resonate with others is an art and a science.