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Growth Strategies

Location

5 Factors to Consider When Deciding Where to Launch Your Startup

Where you start your business will have a big effect on how your business does in the long run. Carefully consider taxes, talent and cost of living before you commit.
Doubt

Driving Through Doubt

A young entrepreneur describes the challenges she finds each stage of the journey through the creative process. Is it the same for you?
Vendors

Cultivating Relationships With Vendors Opens a World of Opportunity

When managed correctly, the relationship with a key vendor is a powerful partnership you can work together to enhance.
Acquisitions

7 Steps to Prepare Your Company for an Acquisition

When an entrepreneur decides it's time to sell her company, it's hard to know where to begin. Here are a few do's and don'ts to get you started.
Productivity

5 Tips for Getting the Most Important Things Done Every Day

Don't confuse being busy with making progress, and don't mistake your to-do list for goals.
Starting a Business

Everything I Learned About Business I Learned in the Kitchen

A co-founder draws from his family's culinary heritage to inspire creative success at his company.
Quality Assurance

4 Steps to Improve Quality at Your Business

No higher-level math is required. Instead, what's needed is a down to earth, common sense approach.
Listening

Pay Attention to the Signals in the Noise of Entrepreneurship

Learn to read the signs that show healthy customer engagement, satisfaction with a service and successful performance by employees.
Entrepreneurship

How My 5-Year-Old Helped Me Better Understand Customers

Immersed in their own work flow and priorities, clients might not communicate directly -- without some of these techniques.
Word of Mouth

10 Steps to Building an Impeccable Professional Reputation

A good reputation attracts business better than any advertising. Gaining that standing is a process lasting a lifetime.
Managing Employees

5 Standout Ways to Transform Underperformers Into Superb Employees

Don't abandon hope. Low-performing employees can become high achievers with these techniques.
Data Analysis

Why Data Trumps All When Plotting Your Growth Strategy

Entrepreneurs exalt listening to their gut but first study the data.
Retail Businesses

The Marriage of Clicks and Bricks

Ecommerce retailers have realized that shoppers find value in being able to see and inspect items in real life.
Hiring

Hiring Managers: Recruiters Aren't Working

Hiring managers say they're having a difficult time finding qualified candidates and believe that passive recruiting efforts are becoming increasingly ineffective, according to a new survey by Glassdo...
Payments

5 Surefire Ways to Get Clients to Pay on Time

Simplify the way you bill and collect funds from your company's customers.