Growth Strategies

Was Apple's Beats Acquisition Smart or Desperate?
Apple

Was Apple's Beats Acquisition Smart or Desperate?

The tech giant has always been known for its innovation, but its latest move is leading some to question whether it's losing its edge.
Nina Zipkin
Market Research

The ABCs of Market Research

Here are three things to consider when collecting data on the basics of your industry to stay ahead of the game.
Matthew Toren
7 Life Lessons From My Entrepreneurship Journey
Entrepreneurs

7 Life Lessons From My Entrepreneurship Journey

Starting a business is tough and challenging on all fronts. Here's some wisdom that may ease your load as you navigate new terrain.
John Rampton
The 2 Things Brands Must Do to Edge Out the Competition
Make More Happen

The 2 Things Brands Must Do to Edge Out the Competition

With competition fierce, companies need to develop brands that instill these two things in its strategy.
Meghan M. Biro
Why This Whiskey Entrepreneur Is Willing to Forgo Easy Cash
Trep Talk

Why This Whiskey Entrepreneur Is Willing to Forgo Easy Cash

Raj Peter Bhakta, the founder of whiskey company WhistlePig, knows that he is losing some cash in the short term by only making a 10-year-old product. But that's part of the plan.
Catherine Clifford
Why Doing Good for Others Does Good for Your Business
Philanthropy

Why Doing Good for Others Does Good for Your Business

The sooner you incorporate social good into your business plan, the better.
Lisa Evans
How This Early-Stage Startup Landed Mega VC Funding in 2013
VC 100

How This Early-Stage Startup Landed Mega VC Funding in 2013

Learn how this company became a David among venture-backed Goliaths.
Tanya Benedicto Klich
Managing People Is an Art: 32 Ways to Do it Right.
National Small Business Week

Managing People Is an Art: 32 Ways to Do it Right.

Some of the small-business owners honored during National Small Business Week share their best strategies for running a cohesive and efficient staff.
Catherine Clifford
Tackling the Unsexy Business of Inventory Management
Managing Inventory

Tackling the Unsexy Business of Inventory Management

Many entrepreneurs are ill-equipped for the balancing act of ensuring enough products are delivered on time without having too many lying around.
Chris Herbert and Christian Smith
5 Ways to Foster a Brighter Workplace Amid Summer's Glow
Corporate Culture

5 Ways to Foster a Brighter Workplace Amid Summer's Glow

Here's a roundup of fun ways to keep the startup team -- and entrepreneur types -- inspired.
Erica Bell and Katie Finnegan
Top 5 Reasons e-Businesses Fail
Startup Kit

Top 5 Reasons e-Businesses Fail

Learn from the mistakes failed dotcom businesses made so you don't make the same errors when starting your e-business.
No Wizard Needed -- 3 Ways to Give Employees Courage
Innovation

No Wizard Needed -- 3 Ways to Give Employees Courage

When people fall back on the same tired ideas, your company can stagnate. Do these things to strengthen their backbones.
Bill Treasurer
5 Signs It's Time to Fire a Company Manager
Management

5 Signs It's Time to Fire a Company Manager

A poor supervisor can dampen employee engagement and satisfaction, prompting an exodus. Here's what to look out for.
Heather R. Huhman
Think You Should Hire an Intern? Think Again.
Human Resources

Think You Should Hire an Intern? Think Again.

Admit it: Your company might not have the time, interest or temperament to handle an intern.
Samantha Drake