Growth Strategies

Lyft Is Hurrying to Catch Up With Uber
Ridesharing Apps

Lyft Is Hurrying to Catch Up With Uber

Ridesharing technology companies are becoming fiercely competitive, chasing new territories and slashing their prices.
Catherine Clifford
9 Questions to Ask Candidates' References
Inspiring Your Team

9 Questions to Ask Candidates' References

Job seekers aim to present themselves in the best light. But the very people they offer to validate their claims might point to other useful information.
Heather R. Huhman
10 Steps for Hiring Your Next Rock Star
Inspiring Your Team

10 Steps for Hiring Your Next Rock Star

The right person can help you launch your company to new heights. Is your hiring practice strategic, thorough and consistent?
Jeff Shore
How to Not Be Swamped When Sales Finally Begin Flooding In
America's Small Business Heroes

How to Not Be Swamped When Sales Finally Begin Flooding In

An abrupt spike in sales can rock a startup. Seven entrepreneurs who have been through it tell their stories.
Anand Srinivasan
Why Your 'To Do' List Is Failing You
Productivity

Why Your 'To Do' List Is Failing You

Instead of listing to-do's, try keeping a "done" list.
Lisa Evans
4 Ways to Beat the Summer Slump
Productivity

4 Ways to Beat the Summer Slump

Between summer vacations and the wanna-be-outside blues, summertime can be a productivity drag. Here are four ways to keep the summer slump at bay.
Gwen Moran
No Longer Hawkers, Modern Street Teams Can Help Build Your Online Presence
Building Your Online Presence

No Longer Hawkers, Modern Street Teams Can Help Build Your Online Presence

There's nothing like a real live person to greet and assist customers upon arrival to your location.
Micah Johnson
Instead of Hoping Your Startup Will Be Acquired, Maybe You Should Be Acquiring
Mergers and Acquisitions

Instead of Hoping Your Startup Will Be Acquired, Maybe You Should Be Acquiring

Even when a company is small, it can grow in a hurry by acquiring a compatible company that is even smaller.
Benjamin Young
How You, the Local Business Owner, Can Take on Amazon
Growing a Business

How You, the Local Business Owner, Can Take on Amazon

You can slay the online giant (somewhat) -- by doing these eight things consistently.
Gene Marks
Open Carry Controversy: Businesses' New Rock and a Hard Place
Inspiring Your Team

Open Carry Controversy: Businesses' New Rock and a Hard Place

Before your company takes a side on a controversial issue, consider these three things.
Peter Gasca
Hook New Customers With an Online 'Hopeful Greeting'
Content Marketing

Hook New Customers With an Online 'Hopeful Greeting'

To get ahead of the competition, your attention should be focused on making a great first impression, then building positive reviews and testimonials.
Eric Siu
Trust

How Companies Can Leverage Influence to Create Trust

The online world is a crowded space for brands – all vying for your attention (and money). With some companies turning to a rewards program to gain trust, others are using their influence.
Meghan M. Biro
New Study Dismantles Malcolm Gladwell's 10,000 Hour Rule
Skills

New Study Dismantles Malcolm Gladwell's 10,000 Hour Rule

The principle that 10,000 hours of 'deliberate practice' are needed to become world-class in any field may not be what it seems.
Drake Baer
OK

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