Growth Strategies

Restaurants

This New Orleans Food-Tech Startup Is Turning the Tables on the Restaurant Industry

New Orleans-based meal-experience company Dinner Lab depends on participants giving their honest feedback on every course.
Employee Training

Employees Yearn to Learn. Here's What Employers Can Do to Help.

Training can ensue in a variety of settings short of the college campus.
Websites

The 4 Necessary Elements of Your Business' Online Face

Whether you've yet to build an online presence or it is lacking, follow this guide and start gaining customers.
Social Media Marketing

Start Before You're Ready, Really

With a Facebook business site, a little elbow grease and guts, it's possible to launch a business. Don't wait for perfection.
Inspiring Your Team

Kickstarter Wrote a Computer Program For Its 'Lunch Roulette.' And Now It's Sharing the Code.

The crowdfunding platform got organized and made its lunchtime team-building routine into a few lines of computer code.
Productivity

Can Video Games in the Office Make Employees More Productive?

Hip startup employees have been known to enjoy digital entertainment at work, but does it actually have a positive effect on employees?
Negotiating

Be Calm, Flexible and Speak Up in a Negotiation, and Everyone Can Win

Follow these nine steps to get a fair deal that both parties are comfortable with.
Managing Employees

Rampant Bullying Found Across Workplaces

Physical or emotional harassment persists when no one speaks up or sets boundaries.
Take It From The Pros

For the Brand to Thrive, the Leader Must Be the Brand

In today's hyper-smart and sensitive culture, “brand” is bigger, and more valuable, than ever.
Inspiring Your Team

We Have Lost Sight of the Real Meaning of Innovation

Various definitions of the word needlessly complicates what should be a simple mandate and increases pressure in the workplace.
Websites

Drive Sales With a Website That's Adapted for an Evolving Online Space

Develop a winning web strategy with these six suggestions that should pull in more customers.
Business Moving Forward

To Spur Real Estate Deals, Open Up the Data

If everyone had fast, accurate access to the marketed lease rate and square footage information, would efficiency rise?
Inspiring Your Team

Whether Inside or Out, the 4 New Realities of Closing Sales

Advice on developing a culture and strategy that breeds revenue from the chief revenue officer of Hubspot, which pulled in $77 million last year.
Patents

3 Things Every Entrepreneur Should Know About Patent Risk

For startups, patent trolls can be a major headache. Make sure you remain abreast of patent risk to avoid litigation with trolls.
The Grind

Growing Pains: How Expansion Causes Startups to Lose Customers

The founder of skincare line S.W. Basics discusses how she has to sacrifice clients in order to gain others and how to deal with it.
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