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Growth Strategies

Exit Strategies

Why You Need an Exit Strategy for Your Business

It turns out, without a detailed exit strategy, I have been working harder, not smarter, with no real plan for the end.
Referrals

How Airbnb and Dropbox Achieved Tremendous Growth With Referral Marketing

While you can't create a carbon copy of another business's referral program and expect the same results, you can learn a lot by studying some of their components and strategies.
Branding

3 Things Jessica Alba's Honest Company Must Do to Stop Its Brand From Burning

The personal-care company is in the hot seat regarding a wave of complaints that its sunscreen doesn't work.
Success Strategies

21 Things Successful Entrepreneurs Never Worry About

If you want your business to take off, don't get caught up in these things.
Work-Life Balance

5 Ways to Take the Grind Out of Working 9-to-5

Between what life requires and technology allows, commuting to the office for an eight-hour workday increasingly looks like a pointless ritual.
Public Speaking

10 Tips to Beat Your Fear of Public Speaking

Whether it's on stage or in the boardroom, the ability to give a well-presented talk is crucial.
Family Businesses

How to Ensure Your Business Survives the Next Generation

Beware these common mistakes made when passing down a family business.
Success

Nobody Leads a Charmed Life. Get Over It.

If you think others have it better than you, think again. Life is never easy and always what you make of it.
Bootstrapping

Detroit Is Cultivating Local Entrepreneurship to Secure Its Future

The Motor City isn't waiting for a savior to move to town. It's banking on the energy of the people who call it home.
Product Development

How Detailed Should Your Startup's Product Road Map Be? (Infographic)

If your plans are too detailed for your team's size, you're wasting everyone's time.
Manufacturing

5 Tips to Prevent Getting Screwed by an Overseas Manufacturer

How do you find that trustworthy company and how do you protect yourself from the laundry list of potential problems?
Collaborating

3 Measurable Ways Collaboration Grows Businesses

Companies that tear down silos and encourage communication do better by every measure.
Startup Basics

5 Ways to Prepare for Disaster in a Startup

Disaster seems to lurk around every corner, and no matter how hard you try to prepare yourself, there's seemingly always something waiting to take your company out.
Customer Retention

The Top 7 Customer Retention Tips for Today's Data-Driven Marketers

Customer retention is key to a successful business. Learn how.
Reinvention 2013

How Companies Reinvent Themselves to Keep Up With Their Customers

As kids, we all loved National Geographic magazine. Today, that brand is still thriving because it listened to what people want.