Growth Strategies

Hey, Service Professionals: It's Time to Modernize
Customer Service

Hey, Service Professionals: It's Time to Modernize

You've probably experienced this before. You need some repair work done, but it's difficult to find someone for the job. Then other inconveniences stack up.
Gene Marks
How Much Is the Noise in Your Open Office Costing You?
Make More Happen

How Much Is the Noise in Your Open Office Costing You?

The popular design trend may project a certain cool factor but the lack of privacy can be hard on employees trying to get work done, research suggests.
Tucker Hughes
Inspiring Your Team

6 Key Factors in Scoring a $1 Billion Valuation for Your Startup

The team and the market were ranked as most important keys, according to representatives of six companies that made it.
Peter S. Cohan
Employee or Contractor? Here's a Cheat Sheet on Classification. (Infographic)
Employees

Employee or Contractor? Here's a Cheat Sheet on Classification. (Infographic)

If you inadvertently classify an employee as a contractor in the hopes of saving money, you may be putting your business in serious danger.
Catherine Clifford
Global Business

Want Your Startup to Dominate the World? Start Thinking Globally -- Now.

While running a small business is already a massive undertaking, the need to think globally from the start is vital if you want your company to grow to its utmost potential.
Christian Lanng
Legal Issues

Your Business' Legal Game Plan for the Summer Slowdown

While your company's pace is at a manageable hum, check for overlooked permitting issues and that all operations comply with regulations.
Nellie Akalp
Customer Relationship Management

5 Tips for Building Strong Relationships With Clients

Forging solid business ties seems simple on the surface, but this requires time, effort and tact.
Allen Duet
Startup Kit

6 Reasons Why You Should Build an Information Marketing Business

If you're trying to determine they type of business to start, we'll give you 6 reasons information marketing might be a good choice for you.
Ask the Money Guy

A Guide to Giving Sales Commissions

The amount of of commission depends on a host of factors, most notably the typical commission structure in your industry.
Being Interviewed by the Press? Here's How to Prepare.

Being Interviewed by the Press? Here's How to Prepare.

Put your best foot forward when talking to reporters.
Todd Henry
Business Plans

5 Steps for Creating a Long-Term Plan for Your Startup

Having a clear vision of your company's long-term trajectory is essential to ensuring its success.
Georgia Travers
3 Life Lessons From Steve Ballmer's Rousing Graduation Speech
Commencement addresses

3 Life Lessons From Steve Ballmer's Rousing Graduation Speech

Microsoft's recently departed CEO and the soon-to-be owner of the LA Clippers shared his own life advice with the graduates at the University of Washington.
Laura Entis
6 Ways to Improve Workplace Safety Without Going Broke
Workplace Safety

6 Ways to Improve Workplace Safety Without Going Broke

Adopt a proactive approach to save your small business from physical danger and financial peril.
Phil La Duke
How to Get Publicity When You Have No News to Share
Publicity

How to Get Publicity When You Have No News to Share

Tips for getting media attention for your business, even if you don't have a new product, service or website to brag about.
Joan Stewart