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Growth Strategies

The Grind

How to Prepare for the Fourth Quarter Slaughter

With sales projected to be up 4.1 percent to $616.9 billion compared to last year, it is vital for companies to prepare for the upcoming season and take necessary steps to ensure a profitable fourth q...
Run a Better Business

The 2-Step Process for Excellent Customer Service

Implement this system to get customers raving about your business.
Sales Strategies

Deciding Your Next Move When the Prospect Abruptly Has 'No Time'

Sales is always about solving a problem or satisfying a desire, but sometimes your customer just isn't in a hurry.
Partnerships

Before You Form a Partnership, Make Sure Your Bases Are Covered

No man is an island -- not even you, fearless entrepreneur. And sometimes, you need a partner to help your business take off, but you need to be careful.
Networking Events

9 Hotel Spaces to Jazz Up Your Next Networking Event

If unusual venues catch your fancy and you yearn to stage the ultimate gathering, these spots may just do the trick.
Team Work

The 3 Lists Every Entrepreneur Must Make

Lists help entrepreneurs stay focused and organized -- two habits imperative for a successful venture.
Market Research

How Entrepreneurs Can Benefit From Frugal Experiments

Startups can snatch success from the jaws of failure by doing research on a shoestring.
Brilliant Ideas

GE's Beth Comstock: Here's How I Sell An Idea

You put it out there, but then you have to be prepared to defend your brilliant idea.
Work-Life Balance

4 Ways Startup Employers Fail at Work-Life Balance

Does your new company veer dangerously close to staff burnout? See some remedies.
Thought Leaders

Want to Be More Innovative? Do This.

Every company wants to be innovative, but not every company knows how to do it. Here's how you start.
Competition

Wal-Mart, Target Gird for Toughest Black Friday Battle Yet

The retailers are offering deeper and longer discounts this coming Black Friday, fighting to win a holiday neither can afford to lose.
Personal Development

6 Strategies for Transforming Your Life and Business Now

New Year's resolutions have some value but every day is your opportunity to change your life.
International Business

Tech Solutions Are Beginning to Smooth the Bumpy Road to Selling Retail Across Borders

Ecommerce allows retailers large and small to sell nationally but borders remain significant barriers to foreign markets. Patience and newly available technology can change that.
Inspiring Your Team

6 Tips to Help Your Company Hire More Veterans

It takes work and effort to create a successful hiring program for servicepeople, but the rewards to your company can be exponential.
Inspiring Your Team

How Using the Cloud Can Help Make Video Production a Snap

With cloud computing taking over how we do business, video teams should also be utilizing this online network to simplify production.