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Growing a Business

Ask the Expert

Determining Early Employees Compensation and When to Scale Up

Our expert, serial entrepreneur, author and CEO of The Container Store, Kip Tindell discusses what to consider when paying early employees and when to expand beyond the early team.
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.
Growth Strategies

How to Avoid the Sophomore Slump

Once a startup tops 100 employees, things start to take off -- or fall apart. Here is how to ensure success while ramping up.
Company Culture

Take a Page From Israelis By Being Direct

A little 'chutzpa' will go a long way by creating a more open environment that saves everyone time.
Growth Strategies

Should You Split Your Company? What HP's Big Move Can Teach Entrepreneurs.

There is a serious lesson in the behemoth's big move that should prompt entrepreneurs to ask three questions about their businesses.
Growth Strategies

9 Questions to Ask When Assessing a Market

If you're struggling with, looking to expand or considering entering into an industry, study your opportunity for growth with these queries.
Growth Strategies

How Much -- and How Fast -- Should You Invest in Growth Opportunities?

Just because your business is past the startup stage, doesn't mean you should be carelessly spending cash.
Growing a Business

Persistence and Planning Is Needed to Reach That 5-Year Milestone

With dismal business failure rates, follow these five ways to help your company celebrate half a decade of operation.
Starting a Business

Study: It's Better to Start a Business While You're Still Employed Elsewhere

A new study finds that entrepreneurs who start companies while still employed at their day jobs are a third less likely to fail.
Growing a Business

From Teen to Adult: 6 Tips on Dealing With Startup Growing Pains

As your business grows, it will begin to take on a life of its own and will require less hand holding from you. Here is how to 'parent' your company, as it matures.
Managing Employees

To Build a Top-Performing Team, Keep Your Stars Happy and Your Bench Inspired

A patient, systematic program to improve your underperformers is the quickest and least expensive way to improve company results.
Growth Strategies

7 Tips for Startups to Engineer Traction and See Big Growth

You're only as good as the number of people using and, more importantly, paying for what you built.
Starting a Business

Great Idea for a Business, But No Experience? These Founders Prove It Can Be Done.

The entrepreneurs behind footwear startup Jack Erwin had no experience in shoes. Now, they're steering a million-dollar shoe brand.
Mentors

How to Grab the Attention of Top-Notch Mentors

Finding a great mentor is hard. Here are a few tips on how to stand out from the crowd and gain access to amazing advisors.

5 Decisions Every Entrepreneur Must Face

Business owners should be prepared to face these forks in the road head on if they want to keep moving ahead.