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Growth Strategies

Branding

3 Key Components to Standing Out as a Brand

Author Jill Schiefelbein chats with Dorie Clark, author of "Stand Out" and "Reinventing You," about becoming known in your industry.
Innovation

Disrupting a Sleeping Giant From His Apartment

How a one-employee startup turned a traditional industry upside down.
Growth Strategies

Smart Tips for Growing Your Franchise

Once you've launched your franchise, find out what more you can do to grow your business.
Networking

The 5 Least Important Skills for Networking Success

Being social media savvy doesn't really matter in the networking world.
Hiring Tips

11 Secrets From Top Entrepreneurs on Hiring the Best Talent

Avoid costly hiring mistakes with these tips from entrepreneurs who routinely hire rock-stars.
B2B Sales

Here's How to Optimize Your B2B Sales Strategy for Selling to the Hospitality Industry

Who could foresee that a hotel brand would end up selling Simmons mattresses for home use? What's your great sales idea?
Growth Strategies

WeWork Will Give Away $20 Million to Entrepreneurs to Celebrate 100,000 Members

The company will honor startups, nonprofits, artists and more with its new Creator Awards program.
SXSW

The Rules for Mastering SXSW Are the Same for Mastering Life (and Every Other Conference)

Be normal, interesting and don't make life harder than it needs to be.
Time Management

Which Came First: The Time Estimate or the Time-Suck?

Forecasting the amount of time to allow for a project can be an exercise in futility.
Collaborating

3 Ways to Make Your Organization More Open and Connected

Good communication requires more than social media and open floor plans.
E-commerce

6 Easy Tips to Instantly Save Money on Your Ecommerce Strategy

Know those ads that follow you around after you've looked at shoes? You need those. (The ads and the shoes.)
Customer Service

Why Your Customers Deserve Personalized Responses on Social Media

Customers are satisfied knowing that someone is listening to them, and, there, social media can be better than phone calls and email.
Continuous Learning

10 Ways an Online Book Club Helps You Succeed in Business

Reading plus learning from your peers allows you to grow as an employee, business owner or industry influencer.