Growth Strategies

Sales Strategies

Surviving Fourth Quarter Madness -- How to Handle the Year-End Sales Crunch

Many sellers push hard to close the year and ultimately come up short. But there are a couple ways to minimize fire drills.
Frank Visgatis
Economic Downturn

5 Smart Moves in Good Times and Not-So-Good Times

The Great Recession panicked many business leaders into rash moves that weakened their companies. Make adjustments but don't abandon what built your brand.
Richard Weissman
7 Methods for Analyzing Your Great Idea Before You Bet the Company on It
Product Development

7 Methods for Analyzing Your Great Idea Before You Bet the Company on It

There is a time when you must fall madly in love with the product you want to bring to market and a time to coolly determine if anybody else will.
Kedma Ough
The 3 Most Important Characteristics When Hiring at a Startup
Inspiring Your Team

The 3 Most Important Characteristics When Hiring at a Startup

Find the diamonds in the rough, the talented folks who might not fit the classic mold. These individuals can have potential for tremendous growth, for themselves and their employer.
Jay Gould
Is It Smart for Entrepreneurs to Hire Friends?
Inspiring Your Team

Is It Smart for Entrepreneurs to Hire Friends?

Hiring people you know and trust can be very beneficial to an entrepreneur and her venture. But if not done correctly, it can spell disaster.
Kip Tindell
Reclaim the Hour and a Half You're Forfeiting to Distractions at Work (Infographic)
Productivity

Reclaim the Hour and a Half You're Forfeiting to Distractions at Work (Infographic)

A full 43 percent of employees are distracted for a sizeable chunk of the workday. Here's what's getting in the way of getting work done.
Kate Taylor
To Keep Your Startup Alive, Keep Creating Value
Value

To Keep Your Startup Alive, Keep Creating Value

Deter your company from meeting the fate of those unfortunate enterprises that have vanished. Keep renewing product offerings.
Peter S. Cohan
The 'Smart Slice' Is Coming: 5 Fast-Food Trends for 2015
Franchise

The 'Smart Slice' Is Coming: 5 Fast-Food Trends for 2015

From Taco Bell to Dunkin Donuts, fast-food giants are innovating heavily as they look to take a bigger bite of the market.
Brian Sozzi
5 Surefire Ways to Attract College Talent
Inspiring Your Team

5 Surefire Ways to Attract College Talent

The young energy of recent grads can prove a good match for brand-new startups.
Heather R. Huhman
How Brands Can Have an Insanely Successful Holiday Season
Take It From The Pros

How Brands Can Have an Insanely Successful Holiday Season

Even if the temperature is getting colder outside, retailers are preparing for a hot quarter. Here are five tips to make sure your company will succeed during this holiday season.
Maxine Bédat and Soraya Darabi
Too Fast, Too Careful: The Struggle to Find Your Growth Sweet Spot
Growth Strategies

Too Fast, Too Careful: The Struggle to Find Your Growth Sweet Spot

Adam Eskin wants his restaurant chain to blanket the U.S. and change the way Americans eat. But he also knows that if he pushes too far, too fast, he will lose what is working.
Catherine Clifford
Getting Past Staff Growing Pains
Inspiring Your Team

Getting Past Staff Growing Pains

Whether a company is expanding beyond 10 employees or 50, living through the transition can be a challenge. Proper planning can help.
2 Habits Most Entrepreneurs Don't Develop But Should
worth-knowing

2 Habits Most Entrepreneurs Don't Develop But Should

Writing down your goals and reviewing them daily are critical for success.
Joe Pulizzi
How to Recruit More Female Executives
Women Leaders

How to Recruit More Female Executives

Yes, women can comprise a greater proportion of your company's leadership team.
Mariah DeLeon
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