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Growth Strategies

Take It From The Pros

Why Your Brand Is More Important Than Your Product

Kevin Roberts, global CEO of the advertising powerhouse Saatchi & Saatchi, says focusing on your product first is an outdated way of thinking.
Risk

What Dating a Model Taught Me About Chasing Opportunities

If you let yourself be intimidated, you will be just like all the others who are scared to take risks.
worth-knowing

Why You Should Sell Your Business to an MBA

Search funds can be a strategic option for business owners looking for an exit.
Inspiring Your Team

5 Technology Roadblocks Costing You Great Talent

You want to be able to hire the best employees, but these shortfalls could cause the best candidates to not look your way.
Inspiring Your Team

Promote Your All-Stars Without Throwing Off the Team Dynamic

Recognizing when an employee is ready for advancement and helping the rest of the staff navigate the transition smoothly can mean the difference between a dream team and a disaster.
Run a Better Business

What Do Your Employees Really Cost You?

Here's how to figure out the true cost of an employee, according to one business expert.
Project Grow

The Best Idea I've Stolen

From concert halls to Pixar, inspiration can come from a wide variety of sources.
Black Friday

To Compete With Big-Name Brands, Here's How to Market Your Black Friday Sale Online

Big-box retailers may seem to dominate the Black Friday game, but there's a way for small businesses to level the playing field on the most anticipated shopping day of the year.
worth-knowing

Why I Left the 'Coolest Job in America' for a Startup

Jumping the corporate ship for the startup world is tough, especially when you absolutely love your job. Before you make the leap, here is what you need to know.
Steve Jobs

Former Apple CEO John Sculley: The Most Valuable Lesson I Learned From Steve Jobs

It's called zooming, and it's all about approaching problems from new angles.
Shipping

UPS: Unplanned Holiday Surge Could Cost Retailers

The company's CEO says last-minute sales by a major retailer could threaten the entire delivery system.
Run a Better Business

How Perfection Can Ruin Your Business

Very often, perfection is the enemy of success. Don't let it be.
Inspiring Your Team

Marcus Lemonis's Top 10 Tips for Businesses This Holiday Season

The star of CNBC's 'The Profit' explains why small businesses should stay away from Black Friday and advises on what to look for in a seasonal worker.
Holidays

Tell Them You Care With a Holiday Card. Use These 5 Tips to Do It Right.

Sending out greetings to your vendors, customers and clients is a simple business strategy that provides you with a 10-fold return.