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Growing a Business

Startup Kit

Find Your Event-Planning Niche

Specializing on just one target market -- corporate or social events -- then narrowing your focus within that market will help you become the event planner everyone seeks out.
Scaling

Jack Ma Says Alibaba to Freeze Hiring After Growing 'Too Quickly'

The Chinese e-commerce giant will reportedly put a hold on hiring for the rest of the year.
Metrics

Use the Metrics That Really Matter in Your Business

Numbers are vitally important to knowing how well you're doing, but only if they're pertinent to your goals.
Startup Kit

The Event Planning Recipe for Success

Here are some key tips to help you learn from the mistakes of others and make your event planning business a success.
Startup Kit

Why Vendors Can Make or Break Your Event

Here's how to find the best vendors for your needs and negotiate with them to get the best prices.
Leadership

For These Entrepreneurs, the Dream Job Was Finding Jobs for Others

With 100,000 users and counting, Campus Job is on a mission to give students across the country a 'passport to employment.'
Startup Kit

The Price Is Right: Turning a Profit in the Event Planning Business

Learn how to set prices that are high enough to keep your profitable but not high enough to scare away prospective customers.
Grow Your Business

5 Musts to Prepare a Business for a Major Growth Spurt

Expansion takes time and careful planning. If growth is rushed, quality may go down and control may be lost.
Hiring

8 People You Should Hire to Grow Your Startup Fast

By bringing on these key people, you'll be able to scale quickly without losing your ability to provide great products and excellent customer service.
Grow Your Business

3 Ways to Retain a Growing Startup's Original Spirit

What got you "here" won't get you "there" -- at least, not the same processes, or means by which your company produces output.
Growing a Business

Adult Butt Wipes and Razors by Mail: How Dollar Shave Club Takes on the Big Companies

A hit YouTube video launched Dollar Shave Club into the minds (and medicine cabinets) of men everywhere. But the company is just getting started.
Tesla

Tesla Shedding Jobs in China as Sales Target Missed

Some positions are being eliminated while others are added, but overall headcount has gone down in a restructuring drive.
Grow Your Business

CEOs of 3 Leading Companies Share How to Take a Startup to the Next Level

Companies that manage to get their feet on the ground have a long way to go before they become a top player in an industry.