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Growth Strategies

Starting a Business

Everything I Learned About Business I Learned in the Kitchen

A co-founder draws from his family's culinary heritage to inspire creative success at his company.
Quality Assurance

4 Steps to Improve Quality at Your Business

No higher-level math is required. Instead, what's needed is a down to earth, common sense approach.
Team Work

Pay Attention to the Signals in the Noise of Entrepreneurship

Learn to read the signs that show healthy customer engagement, satisfaction with a service and successful performance by employees.
Entrepreneurship

How My 5-Year-Old Helped Me Better Understand Customers

Immersed in their own work flow and priorities, clients might not communicate directly -- without some of these techniques.
Word of Mouth

10 Steps to Building an Impeccable Professional Reputation

A good reputation attracts business better than any advertising. Gaining that standing is a process lasting a lifetime.
Managing Employees

5 Standout Ways to Transform Underperformers Into Superb Employees

Don't abandon hope. Low-performing employees can become high achievers with these techniques.
Data Analysis

Why Data Trumps All When Plotting Your Growth Strategy

Entrepreneurs exalt listening to their gut but first study the data.
Retail Businesses

The Marriage of Clicks and Bricks

Ecommerce retailers have realized that shoppers find value in being able to see and inspect items in real life.
Inspiring Your Team

Hiring Managers: Recruiters Aren't Working

Hiring managers say they're having a difficult time finding qualified candidates and believe that passive recruiting efforts are becoming increasingly ineffective, according to a new survey by Glassdo...
Payments

5 Surefire Ways to Get Clients to Pay on Time

Simplify the way you bill and collect funds from your company's customers.
Workplace Technology

4 Ways to Use Technology In the Workplace to Motivate Employees

Technology can streamline work, enhance performance monitoring and lead to more engaged workers.
Inspiring Your Team

6 Ways to Build Healthy Competition at the Office

A CEO describes a strategy for building a friendly rivalry among team members to bring out a company's best.
Customer Engagement

3 Great Ways to Create an Emotional Bond with Customers

Entrepreneurs can try to woo clients by building a relationship and in the process score better sales and repeat business.
Starting a Business

Don't Be Afraid to Start a Second Company in an Unrelated Industry

Diversification through starting another business can strengthen your financial outlook and entrepreneurial spirit.