Growth Strategies

Inspiring Your Team

The Art of Courting Candidates: Creating a Stellar Startup Interview Experience

The benchmark of recruitment isn't the number of high-caliber candidates who get a job but the number of unsuccessful candidates who would recommend your company to friends.
Lyft

This Obsessive Entrepreneur Documented His 955 Rides as a Lyft Driver

In downtime between launching companies, Greg Muender decided to try on a pink mustache. And he tracked every penny that came and went.
Networking

What to Do When Someone Refuses to Take Your Business Card

Sometimes, you find yourself in an uncomfortable situation where someone doesn't want to network.
Survival Strategies

How to Regroup When You've Lost Your Way

Should your company falter, here's how you can get it back on track.
Take It From The Pros

Failure: The Key Ingredient to Winning

Here are five tips to ensure the good days don't go to your head and the bad ones don't go to your heart.
Patents

Protect Your Most Valuable Business Assets

In the early stages of creating an enterprise, your most vital property is the big idea, invention or innovation. Here's how to safeguard it.
Take It From The Pros

6 Critical Steps to Succeeding in an Untapped Industry

Pioneers in new fields and innovators face extra risks. Here's how to venture forth wisely.
Inspiring Your Team

Just Sticking Around for the Food? Why Company Culture Matters More Than Perks.

One CEO reports on how fostering a family atmosphere spurs productivity and flexibility among members of his team.
worth-knowing

4 Reasons Sharing Performance Metrics Will Accelerate Your Business

An entrepreneur makes his case for the efficiency of dashboards to inspire engagement, productivity and results.
Shark Tank

Barbara Corcoran's Essential Shark Tools for Success

A real estate executive learns firsthand from an industry icon how to bootstrap a business, be a strong seller, attempt balance and recover from any hard knocks.
Business Models

Claim to Be the Uber of X. Enliven Your Company With the Right Analogy.

Give your startup some inspiration by modeling it after a successful enterprise. This will help you explain your business to outsiders and provide insights for future direction.
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.
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.
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.
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