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Growth Strategies

Managing Employees

Don't Let Employees Park Their Brains at the Door

Managers should regularly solicit and welcome recommendations, suggestions and input about company processes.
Small Businesses

For Small Businesses, Positive Change Is On the Horizon

These three pressures building in the small-business sector are going to help jump start a revolution in how things are done.
Managing Employees

Lust and Love in the Workplace

An attorney outlines six ways to minimize the risk that office romances will lead to litigation.

4 Keys to Crafting a Winning Startup Story

Investment decisions are supposed to be based on rational analysis. But don't discount the power of a compelling narrative to engage a funder emotionally.

The Paid Sick Leave Battle Continues, State By State

As the benefit gains adoption, so does a counter trend to ban local governments from instituting their own paid sick day mandates.

3 Things Small-Business Owners Need to Realize to Make Smart Hires

Small teams have no margin for error when a new hire doesn't work out but doing your homework will get you the stars you need to thrive.

6 Steps to Strengthening Company Culture (Infographic)

It's time to rethink company culture, and to treat it like any other strategic business initiative. This infographic can help.
The Grind

To Grow Your Customer Base Focus on EOA: Early, Often and Always

When your company is small and new, it's the first customers to sign on who can make or break your business.
Customer Service

Becoming Indispensable to Your Customers

Your approach to value creation must begin with, be in partnership with and end with the customer
Women Entrepreneurs

Feeling a Lack of a Close Shave, She Invented a Solution

An entrepreneur goes after a niche in the women's razor market.

8 Pointers for Setting a Price in Negotiations

This numeric value is super critical as it affects the profit you'll get from a deal.

Create a Corporate Mentoring Program and You May Reap the Benefits

The benefits of having experienced employees train those with less expertise are many.

Ask These 7 Questions to Get the Honest Feedback You Need

Friends and colleagues will be politely reluctant to tell you your product has problems, unless you ask in a way that makes it safe to be honest.
Impact Investing

For Warby Parker, Free Glasses Equals Clear Company Vision

The glasses company is the latest example of a successful 'buy-one-give-one' business model.

Uber's Nightmare Scenario

A look at how everything could go wrong for the world's hottest new company.