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Growth Strategies

New York City

Built for Business: Midtown Manhattan in the 1920s

A swirl of development, spurred on by Grand Central Terminal's construction, shaped New York City's central business district as a major epicenter of American capitalism.
Launching a Business

Anytime Is a Great Time to Launch a Business -- If You Do This

Consider these five steps so your company triumphs once out of the gates.
Business Travel

Keep Your Productivity Up on Business Trips With These 4 Pro Tips

You can quickly miss the convenience of your office when you're thousands of miles away.
sales compensation

Setting Up the Perfect Compensation Plan for Your Sales Team

Structure your compensation to align with your company's goals and ensure your sales management team understands the goals they must attain.
Internet of Things

Why U.S. Innovation Needs China to Achieve the Next Technology Mega-Trend

Building the Internet of Things will require a much deeper collaboration of the US tech industry and Chinese manufacturers than simply outsourcing.
Patents

3 Big Patent Moves That Won't Generate Real Value

These missteps will waste your company's time, money and resources.
Take It From The Pros

In Branding, Play the Long Game

Creating a brand is one thing, but the real trick is sustaining it.
Take It From The Pros

Take a Cue From a Successful NBA Coach. Say, 'We Have Enough to Win.'

Instead of throwing in the towel, consider all the positives and the requirements for prevailing over the long haul.
Managing Employees

7 Payroll Items to Check Off Your List Before the Year Ends

From preparing for performance reviews to organizing receipts for taxes, an early start now will avoid headaches later.
Customer Relationship

How We Use Twitter to Build Products People Love

This simple change can help you feel closer to your customers and create better solutions to their problems.
Buy local

At Eataly, Local Suppliers Are the Key Ingredient

The New York City-based Italian megastore has developed strong relationships with local small businesses.
Work-Life Balance

Apply the Brakes Before You Break

Instead of keeping a constant connection to smart devices, many professionals might benefit from taking time to chill, move and unplug.
Inventory

Rid Your Business of Zombie Stock Before the Holidays

Your old inventory, like the undead, will haunt your shelves. Free yourself with these five methods.
Team Work

3 Small, Doable Ways to Become Wildly More Productive

Forget about doing a major overhaul of your life. Just try these strategic approaches.
Take It From The Pros

Pro Tip for Startups: Document Your Processes

Learn why documenting your processes is just as helpful for startups as it is for established businesses.