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Growth Strategies

Business Ideas

Do You Need a Great New Idea? Stand On the Shoulders of Giants.

Go shopping -- not for products -- but for new concepts you could use to improve your business.
Take It From The Pros

Want to Start Building Momentum for 2015? Start Your Resolutions Now.

Don't wait to start making positive changes in your personal and professional lives.
Detroit

The Business of Urban Farming Takes Root in Detroit

Farmers, the original entrepreneurs, are finding a profitable niche in the vast amount of abandoned land in the Motor City.
Team Work

Glide Over the Pitfalls of Becoming a Manager With These 5 Steps

Here's your cheat sheet for how to become the effective supervisor in charge.
Inspiring Your Team

Don't Go for Workhorses. Choose Employees United by Purpose.

Why looking beyond the resume when hiring determines the path to success for a startup.
Run a Better Business

Hire Slow, Fire Fast

Hiring the right employees and keeping them on board is the secret to a successful business. Find out how to do it.
Team Work

7 Must-Dos Before the End of the Year

Finish the quarter not just profitably but thoughtfully. Review results, reset your agenda and reach for the right goals in 2015.
worth-knowing

How Midsize Businesses Can Experiment Without Blowing Millions

The old adage 'too much money makes you stupid' hits especially hard in midsize companies.
Run a Better Business

Balance Fun and Productivity at the Year's End

Fourth quarter is too important for everyone to just let go. Here's how to rally for results while reveling.
worth-knowing

How to Avoid Becoming a Victim of Ageism

No matter how old you are, as long as your skills are relevant in today's workforce, you should be safe.
Partnerships

The 3 Secrets to Building Successful Third-Party Partnerships

Sometimes the shortest path to success is not by focusing merely on internal efforts but by partnering with another business to pursue an opportunity together.
Personal Growth

6 Ways to Stay Mentally Fit for Life

Put yourself on a no-junk intellectual diet to spark creativity in your business.
Public Speaking

3 Ways Entrepreneurs Can Find Paid Public Speaking Engagements

Many organizations and businesses have budgets for speakers. Finding them and connecting is just like hustling for any other opportunity.