Growth Strategies

Managing Employees

How the Gay Marriage Decision Affects Every Small Business

The Supreme Court ruling means that every company that employs workers has to revisit some policies and benefits.
Marketing

Forget 'Coffee's for Closers.' Instead, Think: 'Content's for Closers.'

Five ways to get your sales and marketing teams to work together on content that will help you close deals.
Freelancers

4 Ways to Turn Your Freelancers Into Brand Ambassadors

Put in the effort to make them feel like "part of the family."
Habits

The Proven, Reasonable and Totally Unsexy Way to Become More Successful

Changing human behavior is often considered to be one of the hardest things to do in business and in life. Yet, there is a very reliable way that human behavior changes over the long-term.
Success Strategies

You'll Only Achieve Success by Taking Massive Levels of Action

You must live a life where you cross lines and push limits. You must commit to and demand to create success in your personal life and business.
Ask Entrepreneur

Cut Meeting Time -- and Make 'GRIT' Happen!

Did you ever think "generosity" would be the goal of a good meeting? It is now.
Interns

6 Ways Employers Can Make Unpaid Internships Worthwhile

Interns have a legal right to take something of value from their experiences. Like a much better chance of getting a real job.
Office Culture

Please Cover Your Mouth Before Infecting Everyone With Your Negativity

Anybody can have a bad day but nobody has to spread their bad days to the whole office.
Hiring Employees

4 Ways to Make Onboarding Happier for New Hires

Companies spend freely to find and hire talent, then leave them adrift when they start work. That's not smart.
Project Grow

Top 10 Small Cities Where Business is Thriving

A new study ranks the top 10 American towns to launch a business – and the results might surprise you.
Success

The Real Secret to Success Isn't Really a Secret

In the end, success is not about being different or having secret knowledge.
Failure

Bar Rescue's Jon Taffer Says 'Every Excuse Is BS'

As an entrepreneur, making excuses simply masks your own failures, Taffer says. You need to be accountable.
IPO

What You Must Do Before Taking Your Company Public

Going public often gets a bad rap for its complexity and challenges, but the process doesn't have to be difficult.
Lessons

Smart Cookies: 5 Business Lessons Leaders Can Learn From Girl Scouts

While not all of us were lucky enough to be Girl Scouts, there's still time to build those skills in the trenches.
Negotiating

9 Ways to Negotiate a Contract Like a Boss

Finding common ground is an emotionally fraught process. But you have to keep the relationship positive. These are the people you're going to be working with if the contract ends up being signed.
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