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Growth Strategies

Run a Better Business

4 Ways to Make Sure Your Workers Are Actually Working

American companies spend more than $750 billion paying people for work they're not doing. Use these four easy strategies to improve productivity.
Inspiring Your Team

There Is No Lone Genius. Hire a Team With These 4 Types.

Diverse teams drive more innovation. Hiring people with different styles, backgrounds and experience increases the success of teams.
Obamacare

Riding the Ups and Downs of the Small-Business Obamacare Market

A month into the launch of the federal exchanges, small-business owners report mixed results with the program.
Inspiring Your Team

15 Characteristics of a Good Programmer

Finding a person with solid skills who is the right fit for you and your team is a challenge but here is how to do it.
Take It From The Pros

3 Tips for Creative Leaders to Successfully Tackle Daily Business

While it's wonderful to dream up big-picture ideas, strike a balance between the long-term and day-to-day aspects of your startup.
Take It From The Pros

A Sales Manager's Recipe for Success in 2015

If 2014 left a bad taste in your mouth, use the following ingredients to make 2015 the best year ever.
Emotional Intelligence

At Work, Emotional Intelligence Pays

The ability to read colleagues' emotions at work indirectly predicts annual income, a recent study finds.
Inspiring Your Team

6 Ways to Go Above and Beyond the Average Work Retreat

With healthy planning and a dash of creativity, you can serve up an experience your team will remember fondly. Plus your organization can revisit approaches to its practices.
Run a Better Business

4 Things Every Small-Business Owner Can Do to Finish 2014 Strong

You may be in your busiest time of the year now, but it's wise to start preparing for the new year.
Inspiring Your Team

5 Essential Ingredients for Making a Smart Hire

Finding the right people to add to a team is almost a sacred process. The perfect candidate can make everyone better. The wrong hire can drive the whole team crazy.
Networking

A Startup's Guide to Professional Networking

The bigger your network, the more access you'll have to funding, customers, partners, and perhaps most importantly -- advice.
Employee Retention

5 Ways to Hold Together Your Startup Team When the Company Is Growing

You risk losing the zeal that launched the company if the merry band who rolled the dice with you feels they don't have a role any more.
Business Growth

The 5 Best Conferences for Entrepreneurs to Attend in 2015

Conferences are a big investment of time and money, but the ROI at some is much greater than the rest.
Crowdfunding

Crowdfunding for Life Events, Medical Emergencies Is Now Free on Indiegogo

The San Francisco-based crowdfunding platform says that it will not collect commission when individuals are raising money for medical emergencies, memorials and other life events.