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Business Growth

Competition

7 Ways to Grow Your Startup in a Crowded Market

It's not easy to start a company in a hostile economic environment, especially when your company competes in an industry that is traditionally dominated by a large player or two.
Growth Strategies

Why Every Company Needs a 'Hack, Deploy, Scale' Business Model

By following this strategy, you'll become a more agile and efficient company.
Business Unusual

Vinyl Records Are Having a Moment

A 65-year-old record-pressing plant settles into a growth groove.
Small Business Heroes

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.
Work-Life Balance

Advice From a Recovering Workaholic: Make a Shift to 'Less Is More'

After taking a flamethrower to the candle led to a forced career change, I learned a very important lesson.
Business Growth

The 5 Best Conferences for Entrepreneurs to Attend in 2015

Conferences are a big investment of time and money, but the ROI at some is much greater than the rest.
Personal Development

Don't Bother Hiring a Coach Unless You Already Believe in Yourself

There is great value to be had from a skilled coach, but only if you are "coachable'' to begin with.
The Grind

The 3 Functions You Should Consider Outsourcing

Every business needs to perform their own cost-benefit analysis to determine whether to outsource, especially when dealing with large-scale operations.
Business Growth

3 Reasons Why Focusing on Impact Instead of Income Makes You More Money Sooner

A paradox of entrepreneurism is that zeal to benefit the customer is a quicker route to lasting profit than a fixation on making money.
Entrepreneurship

5 Lessons That Business Leaders Could Learn From Academics

Researchers frame questions, recognize solutions and structure teams in ways that businesses could profitably emulate.
Management

How the 'Z' Theory of Management Can Help You Run Your Business

Here's why you should try implementing this new management system.
Startup Basics

5 Common Pitfalls That Ruin Businesses -- and How to Avoid Them

Many businesses collapse as a result of common issues. Mitigate them before they do any real damage.
Franchise

Does the Franchise Industry Have a Turnover Problem?

For every 10 new franchises that open in the U.S., nine close, according to a new report.
Growth Strategies

3 Ways Companies Can Encourage Smart Risk Taking

Many business leaders and organizations are predisposed to say no, thereby quashing experimentation and innovation. Here's how to welcome new ideas and tactics.
Growth Strategies

Before You Decide to Scale Your Business, Answer These 4 Questions

If your business is on the verge of explosive growth, make sure it's in a healthy state before undertaking any major initiatives.