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Growth Strategies

Crowdfunding

How to Choose the Right Crowdfunding Model for Your Business

It depends on your startup's life cycle, says crowdfunding expert Sally Outlaw.
Smart Entrepreneur

5 Reasons Entrepreneurs Should Partner With a University

Sure, my sheepskin cost a lot, but these days I'm leveraging it for success.
Hiring

Ask the Right First Question When You Hire Part-Time Employees

Don't get sabotaged by a candidate who doesn't actually want the part-time job you're offering.
Etsy

How This Program Lets Etsy Businesses Grow Quickly

A new tool helps DIY-ers turn into full-fledged manufacturers.
Interviewing

The Time-Saving Tool That Could Help You With Hiring

If you're looking to interview a number of candidates, do this.
Marketing

How to Create a One-Year Marketing Plan

A 12-month plan can put you on the right path to marketing success. Find out what you need to create one that works.
Onboarding

4 Ways to Determine If Your Onboarding Process Is Broken

Something weirdly funny is going on with some employers. Are you one of them?
Conflict

5 Tips for Constructively Resolving Office Conflicts

Office feuds are corrosive to culture and rarely advance anyone's interests.
Mentors

How Mentors Can Help You for a Reason, a Season or a Lifetime

Legacies live on through mentorship in different ways.
Leadership Strategy

Why 47 Percent of Your Best People Are Ready to Leave -- and What You Can Do About It

Many people will jump ship as soon as they perceive that something better has come along. Here's how to change that.
Investors

How Investors Value New Category Creation

Nakul Mandan, investor at Lightspeed Venture Partners, talks about the dynamics of investing in companies that are building new market categories.
Hiring

Are You Ready to Make the Right Hiring Decisions for Your Growing Brand?

During times of change and growth, entrepreneurs must make difficult hiring and promotion decisions.
Toxic Employees

Why You Need to Avoid Hiring That Potentially Toxic Rockstar

That 'perfect' candidate may be a disaster. Five strategies for screening him (or her) out.
Business Growth

Why Bigger Is Not Always Better in Business

Pursuing the wrong kind of growth is worse than not growing at all.
Day Job

6 Ways Your Current Job Can Help You Launch a Company

Here are six reasons why your current job is the best launch pad.