Growth Strategies

Small Businesses

The Top 6 Small-Business Trends on the Rise

Keep an eye out for the following affordable, high-quality small-business services and trends this year.
Bras

A Bra Company That Uses Smartphones to Find the Right Fit Just Raised $8 Million

The goal is to use technology to make the shopping experience, as well as the bras themselves, more comfortable.
Inspiring Your Team

Does Your Organization Make a Great First Impression?

Has it occurred to you that that great applicant you want is interviewing you even as you're interviewing him?
Empowerment

Do What Uber Did. Empower Users and Other Stakeholders.

Here's how you can turn data into a difference-maker -- and crush your competition.
Inspiring Your Team

Community Is the Best Company Culture

Cultures force employees to conform to rules -- both implicit and explicit -- which breed alienation. To foster inclusivity, build a community guided by shared values.
Business Travel

3 Ways to Improve Your Sales Travel ROI

In-person meetings build rapport with potential clients but calculate the trip's ROI before booking your flight.
Photography

Hiring a Professional Photographer? Consider These 3 Things First.

Look to photography organizations online, and be sure to watch out for copyright issues and unexpected costs.
Take It From The Pros

Bragging About Treating Your Team Well Is Always Good PR

Don't be shy about going public when you boost pay or host fun events for your employees.
Productivity

5 Time-Management Tools for Small Businesses to Improve Productivity

Wondering where all the time went? These software tools are going to tell you probably more than you want to know.
Sales Strategies

Your Customers' 'Why' Is More Important Than Their 'Want'

Stop trying to figure out what your customers want. Figure out why they want.
Inspiring Your Team

Hiring a Virtual Assistant Grew My Business, and Changed My Life

Slightly scientific and mostly woo-woo, this hiring method is surprisingly effective.
Ecommerce

5 Lesser-Known Challenges of Running an Ecommerce Store

Problems in shipping, inventory management and taxes can sneak up on you.
Mobile Marketing

10 Characteristics of Highly Successful and Profitable Mobile Games

Is that mobile game you've been dreaming up going to make you a mint? Here's how to predict success.
Inspiring Your Team

Why Everyone Hates Onboarding (and How to Make Everyone Love It)

In a recent survey, 91 percent of managers said their organizations did not do onboarding well. Isn't it time for a change?
Take It From The Pros

6 Reasons Why You Must Evaluate Your Failures

It might be painful, but examining your mistakes allows you to self-diagnose and re-calibrate focus.
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