Growth Strategies

Inspiring Your Team

How to Write a Great Mission Statement

Your mission statement can be as important to your success as your business plan.
Nina Zipkin
Embrace the Soft Launch
Ready to Launch

Embrace the Soft Launch

For the typical start up, the less splashy the launch the better the chances of quietly refining the product and finding the first customer.
Rohan Ayyar
What to Do When You Have Too Many Ideas and Not Enough Time
America's Small Business Heroes

What to Do When You Have Too Many Ideas and Not Enough Time

It all comes down to treating your life like ... a rose bush.
James Clear
Don't Ignore the Cultural Perks Millennials Crave on the Job
Inspiring Your Team

Don't Ignore the Cultural Perks Millennials Crave on the Job

Consider these four ways to recruit (and retain) great Gen Y talent before the competition lures it away.
Josh Tolan
If You Want a Job at Zappos, You'll Have to Network for It
Inspiring Your Team

If You Want a Job at Zappos, You'll Have to Network for It

The online shoe and apparel retailer, which prides itself on valuing company culture above all else, is dramatically changing its hiring process.
Laura Entis
Want to Be More Productive? Take a Break and Check Out This Infographic.
Productivity

Want to Be More Productive? Take a Break and Check Out This Infographic.

Here's why you should be taking regular breaks at work.
Kate Taylor
The 10 Most Deadly Mistakes in Website Design
Startup Kit

The 10 Most Deadly Mistakes in Website Design

If you can manage to avoid these 10 mistakes, you'll be well on your way to a site that attracts visitors and makes them want to stick around.
The Ethics Coach's Top 3 Strategies for Creating an Ethical Workplace
Take It From The Pros

The Ethics Coach's Top 3 Strategies for Creating an Ethical Workplace

Also: Should you work with a bullying client? And is it unethical to be solely motivated by money?
Gael O'Brien
Why Your New Business Needs a Lawyer Yesterday
Legal Advice

Why Your New Business Needs a Lawyer Yesterday

Even a young company can run into legal problems. An attorney is trained to identify potential problems -- before they happen.
Michael Acosta
Brand Licensing Provides More Outlets for Profit and Exposure
Take It From The Pros

Brand Licensing Provides More Outlets for Profit and Exposure

By finding a partner, a company can strategically compete with competitors and expand to new products and locations.
Pete Canalichio
Charging the Right Fees For Your Personal Training Services
Startup Kit

Charging the Right Fees For Your Personal Training Services

One of the best ways to keep your company in the black is to charge appropriate fees for your services. Find out how to set the best rates for your personal training business.
Raising Capital

A Foolproof Guide to Raising Capital for Startups

Pass these nine tests and investors will beat a path to your door. Along the way you'll figure out if your firm has a great CEO.
Peter S. Cohan
8 Little-Known Franchises That Make Millions
Take It From The Pros

8 Little-Known Franchises That Make Millions

These franchises have found their niche and are making a big impact.
Under Armour Just Proved Human Decency Is the Best PR
Public Relations

Under Armour Just Proved Human Decency Is the Best PR

Get your tissues out. After a 4-year-old boy was attacked by a dog while wearing his favorite Under Armour T-shirt, the company reached out with a heartening gift.
Geoff Weiss
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