Growth Strategies

Retail Businesses

Is Amazon's First Brick-and-Mortar Bookstore the Future of Retail?

The online retail giant opened its first physical bookstore this past November, and the rest of the retail world should be paying attention.
Volunteering

How to Find and Offer Volunteer Opportunities to Your Employees

It's worth understanding how your company as a whole will also benefit from volunteer programs for several reasons.
Take It From The Pros

6 Fears That Keep You From Starting Your Own Business

These fears are real for everyone -- but anyone can overcome them.
Internal Communications

Lost in Translation: 4 Ways to Improve Employee-Benefits Communications

Time to get your SPDs and SBCs straight. Wait, you don't know what those even are?
Referrals

The Do's and Don'ts of an Effective Referral-Marketing Program

While referrals do happen organically, they're never a given -- even if a customer loves your products and services.
Ecommerce

The 6 Best Ecommerce Platforms for Small Businesses

To be on your A-game this year, you have to be using the right platform to maximize your sales potential.
Entrepreneur Network

Make It a Project to Improve Your Vocal Projection

Impromptu Guru Jill Schiefelbein gives tips to help you project better during a presentation.
Disciplining and Firing

5 Questions to Ask Before Dealing With a Negative Team Member

Does an unhappy employee need a little attitude adjustment -- or do you need to part ways with this person?
Decision Making

Why Sleeping on a Decision May Not Help You

There's nothing about sleep itself that gives us more insight or makes us more confident in a decision.
Inspiring Your Team

What Company Culture Is Really About

It's not free food, a ping-pong table and happy hours.
Entrepreneur Mindset

Evolution Is Essential for Successful Entrepreneurs. Here Are 3 Tactics.

Learning from mistakes -- and not repeating them -- is only one way to master the entrepreneurial mindset you need to thrive.
Run a Better Business

3 Ways to Inspire Your Team's Best Work

Your words and actions can profoundly impact your team's work. Learn how.
Take It From The Pros

Learn to Write, for God's Sake

In this digital world, your reputation is based primarily on what and how you write. Unfortunately, your writing sucks.
Wines

How South Africa Built a Booming Wine Business

In a very short time period, South Africa has become a credible player in the worldwide wine marketplace.
Office Space

Ready for a Legit Office Space? Think About These 4 Things Before Starting Your Search.

You don't sign a lease when you rent a hotel room. You shouldn't need to for short-term office space either.
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