Growth Strategies

The Science Behind Why Small Teams Work More Productively
Managing Teams

The Science Behind Why Small Teams Work More Productively

A look inside Jeff Bezos' two pizza rule and what you can learn from it.
5 Ways to Woo Customers With Special Attention
Customer Service

5 Ways to Woo Customers With Special Attention

Adding personalized touches to customer interactions can help not only develop a strong relationship but also snag future sales.
Heidi Redlitz
How to Spot the Ideal Franchise Opportunity for You
Run a Better Business

How to Spot the Ideal Franchise Opportunity for You

No franchise is perfect, but some can come pretty close -- you just have to go in with your eyes open.
Joel Libava
Take a Page From Hollywood, Improv Your Next Brainstorming Session
Brainstorming

Take a Page From Hollywood, Improv Your Next Brainstorming Session

Actors often improvise during scenes. Entrepreneurs should be imploring this same tactic for brainstorming sessions.
Steve Yastrow
4 Motivating TED Talks to Help You Bounce Back From Failure
America's Small Business Heroes

4 Motivating TED Talks to Help You Bounce Back From Failure

If you at first you don't succeed, dust yourself off and TED again. These inspiring talks will get you back on your feet in no time.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
What Do Great Leaders Discuss With Their Employees?
Managing Employees

What Do Great Leaders Discuss With Their Employees?

Research shows a great return on the time spent by bosses talking directly with their staffers. Here are four conversations you could have.
Mark Murphy
Here is One Way to Grow Your Customer Base
The Grind

Here is One Way to Grow Your Customer Base

Getting customers to notice your startup in a sea of competitors can be tough. Using the ‘roll-up' strategy, entrepreneurs are able to acquire new customers -- quickly.
David Chait
Making the Jump From Employee to Owner
Run a Better Business

Making the Jump From Employee to Owner

How do you all of sudden handle the responsibilities of leading after buying the company you work for?
Holly Mason
There Is No Magic Formula for Small-Business Success -- Only This
Take It From The Pros

There Is No Magic Formula for Small-Business Success -- Only This

It takes hard work to get the best team players engaged in the right tasks and to resolve the inevitable conflicts.
Robert Reid
7 Tips to Stay Afloat When Times Get Tough
Run a Better Business

7 Tips to Stay Afloat When Times Get Tough

Businesses can survive a cash-flow crunch, but the wrong move can be fatal.
Doug and Polly White
Hire Better Talent With a Big-Data Scientist
Inspiring Your Team

Hire Better Talent With a Big-Data Scientist

This new breed of HR employee will integrate data sets, interpret findings and compare different data sets to make new discoveries.
Heather R. Huhman
10 Stories of Unforgettable Customer Service
Customer Service

10 Stories of Unforgettable Customer Service

Inspirational stories of great people and companies going above and beyond.
Gregory Ciotti
This Business Has Been Fiercely Independent Since 1776
Independence Day

This Business Has Been Fiercely Independent Since 1776

The owners of Connecticut's Griswold Inn explain why staying family-owned is their plan for business -- for the next 100 years.
Jason Fell
Why Unglamorous Consumer Startups Merit Some Investor Love
Investing

Why Unglamorous Consumer Startups Merit Some Investor Love

Tech startups have a hypnotic hold on investors, except for those who pay attention to the numbers.
Mat Franken
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