Growth Strategies

Failure: The Key Ingredient to Winning
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Failure: The Key Ingredient to Winning

Here are five tips to ensure the good days don't go to your head and the bad ones don't go to your heart.
Jeremy Bloom
Protect Your Most Valuable Business Assets
Patents

Protect Your Most Valuable Business Assets

In the early stages of creating an enterprise, your most vital property is the big idea, invention or innovation. Here's how to safeguard it.
Phil Hartstein
6 Critical Steps to Succeeding in an Untapped Industry
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6 Critical Steps to Succeeding in an Untapped Industry

Pioneers in new fields and innovators face extra risks. Here's how to venture forth wisely.
Tim Maliyil
Just Sticking Around for the Food? Why Company Culture Matters More Than Perks.
Inspiring Your Team

Just Sticking Around for the Food? Why Company Culture Matters More Than Perks.

One CEO reports on how fostering a family atmosphere spurs productivity and flexibility among members of his team.
Jerry Jao
4 Reasons Sharing Performance Metrics Will Accelerate Your Business
Metrics

4 Reasons Sharing Performance Metrics Will Accelerate Your Business

An entrepreneur makes his case for the efficiency of dashboards to inspire engagement, productivity and results.
David Kalt
Barbara Corcoran's Essential Shark Tools for Success
Shark Tank

Barbara Corcoran's Essential Shark Tools for Success

A real estate executive learns firsthand from an industry icon how to bootstrap a business, be a strong seller, attempt balance and recover from any hard knocks.
Stacey Alcorn
Claim to Be the Uber of X. Enliven Your Company With the Right Analogy.
Business Models

Claim to Be the Uber of X. Enliven Your Company With the Right Analogy.

Give your startup some inspiration by modeling it after a successful enterprise. This will help you explain your business to outsiders and provide insights for future direction.
Miles Jennings
Sales Strategies

Surviving Fourth Quarter Madness -- How to Handle the Year-End Sales Crunch

Many sellers push hard to close the year and ultimately come up short. But there are a couple ways to minimize fire drills.
Frank Visgatis
Economic Downturn

5 Smart Moves in Good Times and Not-So-Good Times

The Great Recession panicked many business leaders into rash moves that weakened their companies. Make adjustments but don't abandon what built your brand.
Richard Weissman
7 Methods for Analyzing Your Great Idea Before You Bet the Company on It
Product Development

7 Methods for Analyzing Your Great Idea Before You Bet the Company on It

There is a time when you must fall madly in love with the product you want to bring to market and a time to coolly determine if anybody else will.
Kedma Ough
The 3 Most Important Characteristics When Hiring at a Startup
Inspiring Your Team

The 3 Most Important Characteristics When Hiring at a Startup

Find the diamonds in the rough, the talented folks who might not fit the classic mold. These individuals can have potential for tremendous growth, for themselves and their employer.
Jay Gould
Is It Smart for Entrepreneurs to Hire Friends?
Inspiring Your Team

Is It Smart for Entrepreneurs to Hire Friends?

Hiring people you know and trust can be very beneficial to an entrepreneur and her venture. But if not done correctly, it can spell disaster.
Kip Tindell
Reclaim the Hour and a Half You're Forfeiting to Distractions at Work (Infographic)
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Reclaim the Hour and a Half You're Forfeiting to Distractions at Work (Infographic)

A full 43 percent of employees are distracted for a sizeable chunk of the workday. Here's what's getting in the way of getting work done.
Kate Taylor
To Keep Your Startup Alive, Keep Creating Value
Value

To Keep Your Startup Alive, Keep Creating Value

Deter your company from meeting the fate of those unfortunate enterprises that have vanished. Keep renewing product offerings.
Peter S. Cohan