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Growth Strategies

Hiring

8 People You Should Hire to Grow Your Startup Fast

By bringing on these key people, you'll be able to scale quickly without losing your ability to provide great products and excellent customer service.
Growth Matters

Where Niche Industries Are Thriving – and Why

From food to software, the best niche industries maximize their region to find success.
Starbucks

Starbucks Baristas Will No Longer Be Writing 'Race Together' on Cups

However, the coffee giant says its initiative to start discussions about race is far from over.
Customer Service

Why Customer Support Stories Spread Like Wildfire

We experience a positive or negative customer support moment, and then we talk, tweet, text, or write a status update about it.
Goals

8 Steps to Crushing Ridiculous Goals

The most notable entrepreneurs were probably laughed at for their ambitions, but they pushed through and reached success.
GrowthCon

Emerging Entrepreneur of 2014 Winner: 'We've Had Many, Many Failures'

Yapp founder Maria Seidman tells a crowd in Miami the story of Yapp's beginning, including the huge risk she took to make it happen.
Hiring Tips

Silicon Valley Won't Save Your Business, But Industry Professionals Will

Instead of relying solely on Silicon Valley-types to disrupt your industry, recognize the unique qualities that industry professionals can bring to your business.
Hacks

The Best 5 Business Hacks You've Never Heard of That Will Change Your Game

What conventional wisdom? Here's the useful advice successful entrepreneurs are actually following.
Internships

Gen Z: Coming to an Internship Near You

Tips to create programs that tap into their values and entrepreneurial spirit.
Strategic Planning

5 Reasons Why Your Strategy Is 'This Close' to Failing

The bridge between setting and realizing a goal is the strategic plan. Yet that's where most business turn to mush.
Networking

19 Ways To 'Kill It' at Your Next Networking Event

Introducing yourself to at least five people and really, really listening will help you make a splash.
Grow Your Business

3 Ways to Retain a Growing Startup's Original Spirit

What got you "here" won't get you "there" -- at least, not the same processes, or means by which your company produces output.
Global Expansion

6 Things You Need to Know About Offering Global Support

Finding staff who speak the local lingo is just the start.
Motivation

Get an Awesome Outlook on Life and Business

Ways to add a little more greatness to your life.
Entrepreneurs

Aspiring Entrepreneurs: Before You Quit Your Job, Do These 4 Things

For those looking to make the jump into the startup world, prepare for the leap before you leave your corporate job.