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Growth Strategies

Outsourcing

Use the 80/20 Principle to Build a Successful Outsourced Sales Team

Four tips from Steli Efti, who runs the company that created software-as-a-service customer-relation-management and communications tool Close.io.
Closing a Business

3 Signs That You Should Shut Down Your Business

It's not an easy decision, but sometimes circumstances dictate it's the right thing to do.
Retail

The Secret Ingredient That Helped This Company Get Its Products on Shelves

The co-founder of Blind Barber explains how he got his products on the shelves of big-name stores.
Employee Retention

Why New-Hire Experience Matters, and 6 Things You Need to Do

Long tenure is a thing of the past, while poor retention rates still challenge HR.
Delegation

The Cure to Working Too Much on Your Growing Business

If you find yourself spending more than 60 hours a week on work, there's only two solutions: shrink your business or delegate your responsibilities.
Performance Reviews

5 Tips for Gracefully Accepting Constructive Criticism

Performance feedback, especially the negative kind, is an invaluable gift. No, really.
Company Culture

4 Ways to Establish a Strong Culture Without Sacrificing Startup Success

Your culture should help you strike a balance with financial concerns. But it shouldn't be dominant.
Shipping Strategies

How Smaller Product Companies Can Automate Shipping Processes

If you aren't quite shipping high enough volumes to demand use of a third party, you'll need to work at setting up an in-house system.
Failure

How It's Possible to Rescue a Truly Backward Entrepreneur

'Bar Rescue' host Jon Taffer wants to get inside your head and make you doubt yourself.
Website Traffic

6 Growth-Hacking Tips to Boost Your Website's Traffic

These cheat sheets will help boost lead generation and increase your contacts.
Politics

Why Politics and Business Don't Mix

Executives and business leaders should be aware that expressing their views by nature exerts pressure on employees and associates to conform.
Press Coverage

3 Proven Ways Entrepreneurs Can Get Media Exposure

Press coverage puts your message in front of a larger audience in a way that is more educational than an advertisement and establishes you as an expert and thought leader in your industry.
Challenges

5 Entrepreneurial Roadblocks You Never See Coming

No matter how you approach them, roadblocks have the power to destroy your business if you ignore them, and they have the potential to help your business evolve if you catch them and address them appr...
Customer Support

5 Books Your Customer-Support Team Should Be Reading Right Now

Your customer-support team may never write a book or call themselves writers, but if the majority of their day is spent stringing words together to communicate, then it's worth their time to learn how...