Growth Strategies

sxsw 2016

At SXSW: Doubt More and Be Vulnerable. Let the Opening Keynote Inspire You

Casey Gerald on the 'gospel of doubt' and why what you don't believe matters.
Entrepreneur Network

Want to Be More Creative? Think Inside the Box.

We all have limitations. Here, Dr. Dragos of Amazing University tells you how to use them to enhance your creativity.
Acquisitions

5 Startup Assets That Will Get You Acquired in 2016

Acquisitions are going gangbusters. Do you have what it takes to make that remunerative exit?
Entrepreneurial Mindset

'Unfair Advantage': What's Yours and How Do You Capitalize on It?

Are you leaving your strongest selling point in your back pocket?
Conferences

5 Tips for Killing It at SXSW and Other Conferences

Thousands of business professionals will flock to conferences this spring. Don't blow your biggest networking opportunities.
Managing Remote Teams

4 Ways to Create Effective Standards for Remote Workers

Break down goals to their most basic components to make them easy for virtual teammates to follow.
Team-Building

Jordan Zimmerman: 'You Cannot Micromanage Anything and Run a Company This Big'

In this installment of AskJZ, the advertising guru says that you must build and trust a team in order to thrive in any business.
Kickstarter

Kickstarter Wants to Be More Than a Crowdfunding Platform

'Our mission statement does not contain the word crowdfunding,' says Yancey Strickler, a co-founder and CEO of the company.
Success Strategies

Have An Empty Email Inbox? Made It On a 'Best-Of' List? This Does Not Necessarily Mean You Are Successful.

Sometimes, what you think are measurements of achievement don't mean anything at all.
Hiring

Don't Even Bother Looking for Funding If You've Not Yet Assembled the Right Team

There is no more important task than attracting and managing the right people to grow your business. Here's how to find them.
Entrepreneur Network

Learn the Magic Formula of Podcasting From Old-School Radio Giants Like Rush Limbaugh

You might not like his politics, but Limbaugh and many others have perfected the art of audio content delivery, as Matt Dubiel explains in this video.
Customer Service

Southwest Is the Only Major Airline to Not Charge for Luggage Check. What Is It That Only You Can Provide Your Customers?

The "Only We…" clause is the thing, the item, the promise that only you -- only your company, only your services, only your products -- provide.
Books

From an Elon Musk Bio to Malcolm Gladwell's 'Blink', These 9 Books Are Must-Reads

I can't wait to dive into "Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future" by Ashlee Vance, "Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World" by Adam Grant and more.
Customer Service

Do You Have a 'Touchpoint Plan'?

Remember how Anne Hathaway in 'The Intern' tested her company's customer service? Don't let her outcome happen to you.
Customer Retention

5 Easy Ways to Improve Client Retention

Does the phrase 'under-promise and over-deliver' mean anything to you?
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