Growth Strategies

Don't Let Employees Park Their Brains at the Door
Managing Employees

Don't Let Employees Park Their Brains at the Door

Managers should regularly solicit and welcome recommendations, suggestions and input about company processes.
Jim Alampi
For Small Businesses, Positive Change Is On the Horizon
Inspiring Your Team

For Small Businesses, Positive Change Is On the Horizon

These three pressures building in the small-business sector are going to help jump start a revolution in how things are done.
Chris Myers
Lust and Love in the Workplace
Managing Employees

Lust and Love in the Workplace

An attorney outlines six ways to minimize the risk that office romances will lead to litigation.
Jonathan Segal
4 Keys to Crafting a Winning Startup Story
Engagement

4 Keys to Crafting a Winning Startup Story

Investment decisions are supposed to be based on rational analysis. But don't discount the power of a compelling narrative to engage a funder emotionally.
Peter S. Cohan
The Paid Sick Leave Battle Continues, State By State
Benefits

The Paid Sick Leave Battle Continues, State By State

As the benefit gains adoption, so does a counter trend to ban local governments from instituting their own paid sick day mandates.
Claire Zillman
3 Things Small-Business Owners Need to Realize to Make Smart Hires
Inspiring Your Team

3 Things Small-Business Owners Need to Realize to Make Smart Hires

Small teams have no margin for error when a new hire doesn't work out but doing your homework will get you the stars you need to thrive.
Leslie Barber
6 Steps to Strengthening Company Culture (Infographic)
Inspiring Your Team

6 Steps to Strengthening Company Culture (Infographic)

It's time to rethink company culture, and to treat it like any other strategic business initiative. This infographic can help.
Carly Okyle
To Grow Your Customer Base Focus on EOA: Early, Often and Always
The Grind

To Grow Your Customer Base Focus on EOA: Early, Often and Always

When your company is small and new, it's the first customers to sign on who can make or break your business.
Sarah Haselkorn
Becoming Indispensable to Your Customers
Customer Service

Becoming Indispensable to Your Customers

Your approach to value creation must begin with, be in partnership with and end with the customer
Adrian Davis
Feeling a Lack of a Close Shave, She Invented a Solution
Women Entrepreneurs

Feeling a Lack of a Close Shave, She Invented a Solution

An entrepreneur goes after a niche in the women's razor market.
Matthew Toren
8 Pointers for Setting a Price in Negotiations
Pricing

8 Pointers for Setting a Price in Negotiations

This numeric value is super critical as it affects the profit you'll get from a deal.
Doug and Polly White
Create a Corporate Mentoring Program and You May Reap the Benefits
Mentoring

Create a Corporate Mentoring Program and You May Reap the Benefits

The benefits of having experienced employees train those with less expertise are many.
Heather R. Huhman
Ask These 7 Questions to Get the Honest Feedback You Need
Feedback

Ask These 7 Questions to Get the Honest Feedback You Need

Friends and colleagues will be politely reluctant to tell you your product has problems, unless you ask in a way that makes it safe to be honest.
John Boitnott
For Warby Parker, Free Glasses Equals Clear Company Vision
Impact Investing

For Warby Parker, Free Glasses Equals Clear Company Vision

The glasses company is the latest example of a successful 'buy-one-give-one' business model.