Growth Strategies

Why Are You Working So Hard?
Productivity

Why Are You Working So Hard?

The latest technological advances promise increased efficiency and productivity but have prompted even more labor. Here's one entrepreneur's solution.
Boland Jones
Want Your Business to Grow? Help Your Employees Succeed.
Take It From The Pros

Want Your Business to Grow? Help Your Employees Succeed.

We've all heard the saying that 'a team is only as strong as its weakest link,' but the number of business leaders choosing to ignore this sentiment is staggering. Don't make this mistake.
Abigail Phillips
What Obama's Order Banning Gay Discrimination Means for Businesses
Legal Issues

What Obama's Order Banning Gay Discrimination Means for Businesses

Many entrepreneurs may be surprised to learn that federal laws have not addressed sexual-orientation or gender-identity bias inside private companies.
Jonathan Segal
Hire for Potential Not Experience by Asking These 5 Key Questions
Inspiring Your Team

Hire for Potential Not Experience by Asking These 5 Key Questions

Past performance is no longer an accurate proxy for future success. In hiring, the most critical skill is the ability to learn on the fly.
Stefan Groschupf
Hiring a Consultant? Shun the 24-Hour Turnaround and Other Hype.
Consultants and Advisors

Hiring a Consultant? Shun the 24-Hour Turnaround and Other Hype.

Any outfit promising a super-speedy turnaround will probably deliver less than optimum results.
Joshua Conran
This Tool Promises to Find the Best Location for Your Business
Business Unusual

This Tool Promises to Find the Best Location for Your Business

Piinpoint helps businesses choose where to open based on facts, not just intuition.
25 Traits Thriving Entrepreneurs Share
Take It From The Pros

25 Traits Thriving Entrepreneurs Share

The must-have characteristics needed to start, grow and expand your company.
Nina Zipkin
5 Essentials for Winning Over the Best Investors
Pitching Investors

5 Essentials for Winning Over the Best Investors

Startups that thrive manage to eke out the first profits that convince investors to put in the money that grows the company.
Murray Newlands
4 Tips for Managing Cash Flow When You're Bootstrapping
Run a Better Business

4 Tips for Managing Cash Flow When You're Bootstrapping

The wealthiest companies work hard to know where every dime goes. Startups literally cannot afford to do less.
John Boitnott
Market Basket's Family Feud Risks a Loss of Its Loyal Following
Family Businesses

Market Basket's Family Feud Risks a Loss of Its Loyal Following

Happy employees and great prices lead to devoted customers, or so the theory goes. A New England supermarket chain may sacrifice all this in a battle of cousins.
Peter S. Cohan
Customer-Service Lessons to Glean From Comcast's Snafu
Customer Service

Customer-Service Lessons to Glean From Comcast's Snafu

Make your client-support process a win for all involved, not excluding those answering the phones.
Tomas Gorny
With a New Direction, Foursquare Rolls Out a New 'Superhero' Logo
Rebranding

With a New Direction, Foursquare Rolls Out a New 'Superhero' Logo

The location-based social networking platform continues its rebranding efforts with a new logo.
Nina Zipkin
How to Set the Right Tone for Contract Negotiations
Negotiating

How to Set the Right Tone for Contract Negotiations

Reading the fine-print is important, but big picture items -- and a little humor -- go a long way.
Tanya Benedicto Klich
Struggling to Write? Take a Break from Modern Tech, Like These Famous Writers Do (Infographic)
Infographics

Struggling to Write? Take a Break from Modern Tech, Like These Famous Writers Do (Infographic)

Perhaps your greatest creative ideas will happen away from the keyboard, pen in hand.
Catherine Clifford
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