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Growth Strategies

Salesforce

Salesforce Launches $100 Million Fund to Invest in Entrepreneurs Building Apps On Its Platform

Startups get cash and credibility. The San Francisco-based tech company gets a stake in the companies building on its infrastructure.
Take It From The Pros

10 Lessons Every Entrepreneur Must Learn

Building a long-term, healthy and sustainable business isn't the result of magic, but understanding the importance of adapting and growing.
Food Businesses

For Restaurant Goers, Authenticity Trumps Hygiene

Forget the public health department: if customers think a restaurant is authentic, they don't care how clean it is.
Mentors

Stop Waiting for the Mythical Mentor

Embracing the ‘five-minute mentor' might be the best way for you to get the mentorship you need.
Inspiring Your Team

4 Ways Large Companies Can Rediscover Their Inner Startup

If your brand feels a bit stale lately, it may be time to get back in touch with your startup roots. Here is how.
Finding Customers

4 Steps to Identifying -- and Engaging – Your Core Customers

For a startup to succeed, it is imperative that an entrepreneur establishes criteria for customer selection. Done correctly, it can provide a scalable sales model, focus resources and establish an ong...
Boosting Sales

Want to Write Better Sales Proposals? Follow These 5 Steps.

While some salespeople might view proposals as unnecessary -- or even as a waste of time --they're actually one of the most powerful instruments in a salesperson's arsenal of deal-closing tools.
Problem Customers

The Essential Script for Releasing a Client

It's awkward, but knowing how to say adieu to a problem customer can make all the difference.
Discrimination

It's Time to Close the Workplace Gender Gap

Bentley's president explains how corporate America can become more actively engaged in promoting diversity.
Ridesharing Apps

Look Out, Uber: A Ride-Sharing Service in NYC Is Peddling $10 Flat Rates

Ride-hailing app Gett announces a promotion where every ride in Manhattan is $10 for the rest of 2014. Flat fare. Any time.
Sales

You Can Manage Certain Sales Metrics, Just Not Revenue (Infographic)

Leaders can have a significant impact on the success or failure of their sales force by focusing on achieving specific numbers.
Inspiring Your Team

Hiring Done Right in 3 Brutally Honest Steps

An unconventional approach to filling a key position leads to long-lasting results.
Competition

Pointing Out Flaws in Competitors Won't Win You Points With Investors

When you're making your pitch, you should showcase your expert knowledge of the market and your rivals from a position of strength.
Team Work

Strive to Be the 'Old Faithful' of Your Company

It doesn't matter how smart you are or how much skill and talent you have if co-workers and business leaders cannot count on you to follow through.