Growth Strategies

Business Ideas

Feel Like No One Likes Your Great Idea? Here Are 5 Reasons Why People Might Oppose It.

You're up against quite a few negative factors whenever you try to get lots of people to accept a new idea.
You've Arrived

Opening a New Store? This Candy Retailer Used Locale as Inspiration

Dylan's Candy Bar used Union Square's history to guide its new store's design.
Self-Employment

10 Myths of Self-Employment You Need to Know Before It's Too Late

People who are self-employed must be unemployable, lonely and desperate. Or, not.
Product Development

Don't Go the Way of the Hydrogen-Fueled Engine. Make Sure Your Product Fits Into Today's World.

Study these six keys to properly balance technological innovation and business opportunity.
Holiday Parties

Creating an Alternative to the Office Holiday Party

Christmas parties aren't the only way to spread holiday cheer around the office.
worth-knowing

Are You Living Your Life or Someone Else's?

Your own experience, instincts, and common sense will inform all your important decisions.
Listening

The 7 Things Great Listeners Do Differently

Listening is a critical skill that research shows impacts up to 40 percent of your performance.
worth-knowing

7 Sure Signs Now Is the Time for a Career Change

Not hating your job is a pretty low bar for career satisfaction. If you don't clear that, do everybody a favor and find something new.
Work at Home

Should You Work From Home?

Decide what's worse: a work commute or potential distractions at home from your kids and spouse.
Inspiring Your Team

4 Communication Mistakes Companies Make When Interviewing

Just because a candidate isn't right for one position doesn't mean the company should erase him or her from its future talent pool.
Wines

What to Get Wine-Loving Clients and Friends for the Holidays

There are some great gift ideas out there for wine people these days.
Shark Tank

'Shark Tank' Recap: O'Leary Morphs From Grinch to Santa for a Christmas Entrepreneur

Last week's holiday-themed episode brought one company a lump of coal, and three others visions of sugar plums.
Take It From The Pros

To Build an International Brand, Says Will.i.am, Focus on What's Universal

'In Japan, it's arigato and in Brazil its obrigado -- I'm like, 'Dang!'' says the famed musician and entrepreneur.
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