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Growth Strategies

Setbacks

When Setbacks Happen, Ask This Question

Asking this question forces you to accept whatever has happened and to shift your mentality towards harnessing it in a constructive manner.
Business Planning

Racing Against the Clock in the 4th Quarter

Five strategies to help you assess these last two months of 2015 as you prepare for 2016.
Niche marketing

The 'Short Guy Problem' in Clothing Stores Spotlights the Limits of Big Brands

The founders of clothing retailer Ash & Anvil are helping shorter men stand a little taller by filling a niche larger companies have consciously ignored.
Exit Strategies

How to Make a Lucrative Business Exit From 5 Entrepreneurs Who've Done It

Long before you are ready to sell is the right time to begin getting the business ready to sell.
Motivation

The Best Time to Take Action Is Now

Follow the Dale Carnegie school of thought. Doing something is always better than doing nothing.
Customer Service

Leave the Ticket System at the DMV. Support Your Customers Through Conversations.

Here are 16 reasons why you need to stop supporting your customers using tickets and start acting like a human being.
Problem Employees

How to Transform Difficult Employees Into Team Players

The suck-up. The gossip. The underachiever. Every office has one or all of these types. Here are ways to turn them around.
Worker Pay

How to Survive a Worker's Comp Claim

If you're getting ready to deal with a worker's compensation claim, read these tips on how you can survive -- whether you're an employee or employer.
Recruiting

4 Reasons Why You Shouldn't Recruit Exclusively Online

Setting up a table at a job fair creates a potential for serendipity the Internet can rarely match.
IPO

6 Strategies to Win the New Initial Public Offering Game

Businesses don't have to be big in order to prove they're self-assured in the changing world of IPOs.
Competition

How Chef Eric Ripert Stays on Top in the Four-Star Hospitality Business

Le Bernardin's Chef Eric Ripert strives for perfection when creating unforgettable experiences for his clients.
Promotion

How to Be Promotable

While year-end reviews are just around the corner, it isn't too late to show your boss that you're worthy of a promotion.
Marketing

The Biggest Selling Mistake Business Owners Make

If you don't know your ideal customers like the back of your hand, you won't be able to meet your customers' needs better than your competitors.
Communication

How to Develop a Junk Content Filter

In a world dominated by user-generated content, you've got to know what's real and what isn't.
Holidays

Scheduling, Bonuses, Gifts and Parties. Is Your Business Holiday-Ready?

There's still time to put together a plan to make your team happy during the celebratory season.