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Growth Strategies

Business Ideas

7 Holiday Traditions That Are Practical and Profitable All Year Long

Turn these once-a-year activities into monthly habits and watch your business grow
Team Work

6 Tricks to Fight Post-Holiday Fatigue

With the holiday season behind us, our body may still be recuperating. Here is how to overcome the holiday hangover.
Self Improvement

You Need a Brick to the Head, Not New Year's Resolutions

It's a new year. If this is the only time of year you devote to fixing your problems, you're in rougher shape than you think.
Family Businesses

3 Key Agreements Every Family Business Needs in Writing

Sadly, family businesses are not immune to the disputes that afflict every business. Putting agreements in writing can save the family, as well as the business.
Growth Strategies

10 Ways to Crush It in 2015

Don't fall into the trap of the same habits, the same achievements, the same goals and the same mediocre results this year.
Strategy

To Stay Afloat, Focus on the Next Wave

To make it in the world of startups, entrepreneurs just can't focus on the day-to-day tasks of running a business. They need to always be thinking about the future.
Predictions 2015

5 Trends That Will Shape Retail in 2015

Retailers in 2014 worked harder than ever to fuse their physical and online stores. Here's what's in store for 2015.
Team Work

4 Strategies for Reducing Workplace Conflict

Friction in the office can kill productivity. Check out these methods for an improved atmosphere and in the process you could boost your bottom line.
Feedback

Can Peer Feedback Lead to Better Self-Awareness?

Harness the power of the team to do staff evaluations. You might even achieve better results.
Sales Metrics

How to Measure Your Progress When Building a New Marketing Category

Bringing a new product to market is a bit like looking for something in a dark room. Here's how to determine what's working.
Girl Scouts

Girl Scouts Get Trendy With Gluten-Free, Greek Yogurt Cookies

After nearly 100 years in the cookie business, the Girl Scouts are still updating their offerings to fit market trends.
Goals

5 Ways to Set Up Your Employees for Success in 2015

You've probably set lofty financial goals for your organization, but here's how to engage and enlist your entire team by jointly creating challenging yet doable goals.
Accelerators

Learn How to Truly Leverage an Accelerator's Network

Desire access to C-level players at a Fortune 100 company? New entrepreneurs can gain access to partners, customers, employees and other players to help them build their business well beyond demo day.
Inspiring Your Team

3 Simple, Yet Critical Musts for Onboarding Success

Since a company doesn't integrate a new hire on staff every day, the process can seem like a distraction for managers. Embrace these essential steps to start new employees off on the right foot.
worth-knowing

Look Up! How to Learn to Be Mentally Present to Succeed

Don't get so caught up in something that you cannot set it aside to change gears and focus on what is right in front of you.