Growth Strategies

Google

Mysterious Google Barge in Maine to be Scrapped

One half of Google's expensive clandestine project is no more.
Customer Service

Treat Your Customers Like You Love Them (Why Wouldn't You?)

Things go wrong. It happens. When they do, though, use it as an opportunity to earn trust.
Crowdfunding

What Does a Multibillion-Dollar Corporation Want With Crowdfunding?

Equity crowdfunding company Circle Up announces a partnership with the behemoth Johnson & Johnson.
Competition

Get and Stay Ahead of the Competition With These 3 Tools

If Navy SEALs training teaches you anything, it's that you need every advantage you can get to be elite.
Crowdfunding

Staples Wants You to Crowdfund Your Way Onto Its Shelves

Staples and crowdfunding site Fundable have teamed up to launch a contest for entrepreneurs.
Content Strategy

5 Sources of Online Traffic You're Probably Ignoring

It's important to think about all site categories -- visual, bookmarking, Q&A, forums and more -- when seeking new traffic sources.
Inspiring Your Team

An Ode to Transparency

Why being open with all your employees will help your company grow.
Innovation

5 Lessons From Silicon Valley for Developing Business Hubs

You don't need to pack up and move to northern California to find inspiration. Take these cues to build a community in your location.
Inspiring Your Team

Improv and Comedy Can Infuse Companies With an Inventive Spirit

Theater techniques can teach startups a thing or two about developing an openness to new ideas.
Press Coverage

4 Insider Tips to Reach Tech Reporters

Media coverage can greatly benefit your company. Use these four strategies to up your chances of being written about.
Customer Service

How Budget-Conscious Startups Can Put Customers on a Pedestal

The co-founder of a men's fashion site says it's possible for startups to deliver world-class service on a stringent budget.
Business Moving Forward

How to Get Them to Email You Back

Productivity expert Jason Womack explains why limiting your emails to one topic will result in faster responses.
Networking

The Right Way to Network

Looking purely at the mechanics of how we communicate in the real world, it's easy to see why it doesn't work so well in the virtual one.
B2B

To Nurture Business Customer Loyalty, Foster Community

Connecting customers with each other to discuss common challenges builds tight bonds with you.
Fashion

Spanx Aims to Get More Closet Real Estate with New Denim Line

The beloved shapewear company expands with a collection of skinny jeans.
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