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Growth Strategies

Company Culture

6 Ways to Build Healthy Competition at the Office

A CEO describes a strategy for building a friendly rivalry among team members to bring out a company's best.
Customer Engagement

3 Great Ways to Create an Emotional Bond with Customers

Entrepreneurs can try to woo clients by building a relationship and in the process score better sales and repeat business.
Starting a Business

Don't Be Afraid to Start a Second Company in an Unrelated Industry

Diversification through starting another business can strengthen your financial outlook and entrepreneurial spirit.
Sales

Are You Prepared for More Sales?

An avalanche of new customers has buried many businesses. As you build your sales pipeline, build your systems to handle success.
Startup Basics

10 Essential Startup Expenses, and 10 You Should Avoid

When you spend money on the things that are truly important, you position your business well for long-term success.
Asking for Help

Your Mom Was Wrong. Sometimes It Does Hurt to Ask.

Asking a successful person you don't know for advice will often leave you without advice or the chance of building a relationship.
Real Estate

Looking for Your Dream Office Space? Don't Go It Alone.

A real estate executive makes a case for tapping into professional broker expertise.
Success Strategies

The 3 Biggest Obstacles to Entrepreneurial Success

You have the power to transform your future by giving up on these three biggest impediments to reaching your goals.
Management

Take Two Steps Back for One Terrific Step Forward

A CEO suggests streamlining the way your company operates through a sweeping periodic review.
Customer Service

5-Star Customer Service Should Hurt a Little

Wowing your customers is a powerful tool, but when it's done right, it also should hurt a little.
Collaborating

Collaborative Quotient Is the Secret to Creating Value at Your Company

A company with a high collaborative quotient has the ability to consistently tap into the collective talent of its best and smartest people to develop business solutions.
Managing Employees

Manage People as Adults Not as Children

Realize more creativity and productivity from employees with these six techniques.
Success Stories

6 Leaders Share the Secrets to SaaS Startup Success

From being the face of your startup to not just focusing on the freemium model, six leaders share what it takes to make it.
Hiring Employees

'Hey, F*ck You, Buddy. Now, Hire Me Please!'

Imagine encountering an unnecessarily rude person on your way to work. Then imagine having that very person show up for a job interview that same day. Yeah, it's as awkward as it sounds.
Failure

Why Overcoming Failure Is the First Step Toward Success

The silver lining to making business mistakes is that you get to do better the next time.