Growth Strategies

Inspiring Your Team

How to Keep Company Culture Alive After an Acquisition

When an acquisition occurs, there will without a doubt be nervous employees, an unavoidable side effect. But entrepreneurs can avoid mass confusion and panic by following these five tips.
Growth Strategies

How to Avoid the Sophomore Slump

Once a startup tops 100 employees, things start to take off -- or fall apart. Here is how to ensure success while ramping up.
Take It From The Pros

Why Learning From Successes Trumps Learning From Failure

Some of the most successful people espouse the 'fail fast, fail often' achievement approach. But there is another philosophy applied much less frequently which promotes the concept of learning from su...
Innovation

Stuck? 5 Ways Entrepreneurs Can Gain a Fresh Perspective.

For those struggling to innovate, here are five ways entrepreneurs can start identifying new ideas that can rapidly accelerate their business.
Sales Strategies

7 Rules for Talking With Gatekeepers

An experienced gatekeeper is adept at screening cold calls and recognizing sales professionals who attempt to reach the decisions makers without an appointment. Here is how to get past them.
Inspiring Your Team

Can You Really Measure and Shape Culture? (Infographic)

See how small-business owners assessed the strength of their company's culture. Plus, discover ways to improve a workspace through changes to the environment.
Personal Improvement

When Working on Personal Goals, Competition Is Beside the Point

Comparing yourself to others is often just a distraction when it comes to achieving self-improvement. Winning isn't everything.
Inspiring Your Team

The Smart Move for Growing Companies Is to Always Be Recruiting Talent

By keeping your list of potential new hires evergreen you are well positioned whether business gets abruptly better or a hole on your team abruptly opens.
Learning From Mistakes

'Dear Mr. Human': United Airlines Suffers Another Embarrassing Customer Service Blunder

A customer service letter addressed 'Dear Mr. Human' follows another dispatch last July in which various automated fields had been left completely blank.
Growth Strategies

Should You Split Your Company? What HP's Big Move Can Teach Entrepreneurs.

There is a serious lesson in the behemoth's big move that should prompt entrepreneurs to ask three questions about their businesses.
Holiday Shopping

What's in Store for Christmas? Depends Who You Ask.

As retail experts begin to unwrap their holiday forecasts, the shaky economic recovery is delivering some mixed signals.
Inspiring Your Team

3 Tips for Not Stumbling When Your Startup Is Poised to Scale

Size is a consideration all of its own. A company ready to grow has to carefully examine what got it to that point to determine if it is still useful.
Entrepreneurs

7 Ways to Unlock Your Company's Creative Juices

If entrepreneurial companies are to thrive, then creativity has to become a major component of their DNA.
Big Data

Don't Drive Your Business Without Data

When you have good information about your customers, innovation can result.
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