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Growth Strategies

Networking

Try This Exercise in Giving to Grow and Strengthen Your Network

An experiment in making no-strings-attached offers to help friends and acquaintances yielded huge returns, not least a lot of good will.
Employee Engagement

It's Not Only OK for Your Employees to Engage Through Digital -- It's a Must

Here are five ways to boost staffer engagement -- and your bottom line -- through social media and other digital outlets.
Positive Thinking

Change Your Thoughts, Increase Your Income

Just take steps to ensure that those thoughts are positive.
Closing Deals

Deal or No Deal? Here Are 7 Ways Due Diligence Can Help Before a Final Commitment.

Due diligence might sound daunting, but it's really just an in-depth common-sense risk analysis before closing a business deal.
Entrepreneur Network

How to Build Trust, the Foundation of Success

Without the trust of your peers and colleagues, you don't have much. Here, Zander Woodford-Smith gives four tips to trustworthiness.
Teamwork

3 Ways Teamwork Doesn't Work and How to Avoid These Pitfalls

Just because you've relabeled a group of people in the same room a team does not mean they will work as a team.
Reputation Management

7 Types of People Who Could Sink Your Brand

If your front-desk person is rude, if you don't keep an eye on your competitors or if you've somehow soured a relationship with a reporter, your business could be in big trouble.
Rebranding

Time for a New Set of Wheels? 4 Steps to Giving Your Brand a Facelift.

Sometimes, it's smart to do a complete overhaul to tell a powerful story of a company's growth.
Startup Success Stories

How These Entrepreneurs Found Success in an Industry They Knew Nothing About

When launching their shoe startup BucketFeet, Raaja Nemani and Aaron Firestein had a great idea but no previous experience in manufacturing or inventory management.
Success Strategies

How Quitting Can Get You Exactly What You Want

Sometimes, giving up on the wrong things will allow you to gain the right ones.
Success Strategies

Effort Is an Overlooked But Major Key to Success

That's right -- you really do get an 'A' for effort every day you exude it.
Success Strategies

3 Signs You Are Becoming Successful

Offers, new partners and -- yes -- haters will be coming your way in droves once you begin to meet your goals.
parental leave

Why Entrepreneurs Should Support Nationalized Parental Leave

The U.S. is the only industrialized nation in the world that does not provide working moms (or dads) with support during the vital first few months of a newborn's life. It's time for change.
Communications Strategies

10 New Year's Resolutions to Make You a Better Communicator

Have you considered how simply shutting up and listening could make you more effective?