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Growth Strategies

Mentors

Why You Should Choose a Champion, Not a Mentor, for Guidance

Keep that fire in your belly and determination in your eyes, and you will find the perfect person to champion you.
Company Culture

Change the Rules! Why Employer-Employee Friendships Work.

A CEO offers three ways in which bridging the gap between manager and friend has helped his company succeed.
Learning From Mistakes

Failure Is the Tuition Entrepreneurs Pay to Know Success

The most common way to learn what works is first suffering through what didn't.
Personal Branding

4 Steps to Create Your Most Captivating You

Crafting a strong personal brand is more important than ever, no matter what business you're in.
Goals

What the 13-Month Year Is and How It Can Help You Get Ahead

Most people are moving half speed from the second helping of Thanksgiving stuffing until after the Super Bowl hang over. All you have to do to get ahead is keep working.
Crowdfunding

Consider These Key Factors When Setting Your Crowdfunding Goal (Video)

Crowdfunding consultant Sally Outlaw shares tips about how to pare down targets -- but not too much -- as well as the benefits of stretch goals.
Hiring

Startup CEOs Reveal the 1 Question They Ask Every Job Candidate

What's the most important question to ask during a job interview? These startup pros weigh in and explain why.
Customer Experience

Tweak Your Company Survey to Find Out What the Customer Actually Experiences

Most surveys ask questions that the company wants to know, not what the customer wants to tell them. And that gets you nowhere.
Managing Employees

From Ordinary to Awesome Employee-Manager One-to-One's

Five tips for making meetings the employee-engagement tools they should be.
Growth Strategies

Thinking of Going National? Follow These 5 Tips.

It's imperative to get your ducks in a row before taking your company from a local to a national market.
Decision Making

How Listening to Your Gut Can Make You a Better Founder

Make following your passions less scary by following your instincts.
Team-Building

3 Tools to Encourage Knowledge Sharing At Your Company

Create cooperation and distinguish divisiveness in your team using these techniques.
Coaches

11 Ways to Get the Most Out of Working With a Coach

Picking up new skills is an essential part of being a successful entrepreneur. A coach can help -- but you have to put in the work.
Startup Basics

4 Things Startups Have to Get Right to Survive

Billion-dollar businesses are built one customer at a time.
Hiring

Customized Hiring Simulations: 4 Benefits You Need to Know

What if your preferred candidate had to actually perform tasks tied to the job at hand?