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Growth Strategies

Franchise Players

A Family-and-Friends Focus Group Gave This Franchise a Thumbs-Up

That's one reason Andrew Porter jumped in to Sarpino's Pizzeria. But he loved its fresh ingredients, too.
Advertising

Mo' Money, Mo' Problems: Surviving Your Digital Agency's Success

Enjoying the afterglow of landing that big account? There may be financial traps ahead.
Freelancers

3 Secrets to Finding the Best Freelancer for Your Company

If you've been struggling to find someone with a certain skillset to join your team, it's time to look into hiring a freelancer.
Creativity

What Picasso, King and Einstein Have to Teach Entrepreneurs

The work ethic and creative habits of these three geniuses are templates for entrepreneurs.
Health Insurance

What Employers Need to Know About the Hottest Trend In Health Insurance

Consumer-driven health plans require high deductibles but allow tax-exempt health savings plans.
Sustainability

Chipotle Becomes the First National Restaurant Chain to Go GMO-Free

Two years after beginning to label GMOs on the menu, the burrito chain has stripped genetically modified ingredients from all offerings.
Competition

5 Reasons You Need to Work With Your Competitors

It's good karma, but more than that, there are advantages to be gained.
Careers

10 Cool Jobs You Probably Never Thought About

Yes, people really do get paid to taste ice cream. Or play video games. Or fly a blimp.
Events

Use a Millennial Mindset to Create All-Access Events

With mobile apps, online platforms, content management systems and a myriad of wireless communications taking over events, the millennial way of thinking is how producers should create these events.
Gender Bias

Girls Just Wanna Have (Equal) Funds

Give women equal pay for equal work. No rocket science, no magic tricks -- it's just simply doing what's fair.
Pitching

3 Things to Include in Any Pitch -- And 3 Things to Leave Out

In any given pitch scenario, there are things you can do to aid in your quest for the elusive partnership, as well as things you can do that will get in the way of success.
Metrics

Use the Metrics That Really Matter in Your Business

Numbers are vitally important to knowing how well you're doing, but only if they're pertinent to your goals.
Productivity

8 Business Practices That Increase Productivity

Green tea is one. Shorter meetings are another.
Entrepreneur Mindset

When Looking for a Solution, Stop Staring at the Problem

When analysis hits a deadend, walk away from the problem to free your creative mind.