Growth Strategies

In the Face of Ruinous Online Reviews, Businesses Today Are Turning the Tables
Review Sites

In the Face of Ruinous Online Reviews, Businesses Today Are Turning the Tables

If the internet has created a space where consumers are free to sound off at will on sites like Yelp, to what extent do business owners have the right to respond?
Geoff Weiss
Pitching a Fashion Line to Investors? Brush Up on Your Storytelling Skills
Trep Talk

Pitching a Fashion Line to Investors? Brush Up on Your Storytelling Skills

Paige Dellavalle's jewelry line survived Shark Tank on ABC and the founder says she owes it all to her mastering the art of the pitch.
Tanya Benedicto Klich
Hiring Tips

6 Ways to Land the Perfect Employee Who Isn't Job Hunting

Sometimes the best match for a new post is a talented worker happily working at another firm. Here's how to lure them away.
Allyson Willoughby
Why Amazon Pays Employees Up to $5,000 to Quit
Quitting a Job

Why Amazon Pays Employees Up to $5,000 to Quit

In a letter to shareholders, Jeff Bezos revealed an interesting company policy that seeks to foster a passionate and dedicated workforce.
Geoff Weiss
The Formula Startups Use to Make Billions (Infographic)
Starting a Business

The Formula Startups Use to Make Billions (Infographic)

Startup organization Funders and Founders pulled back the veil on the startup lifecycle in this infographic, which was inspired by legendary investor Paul Graham's famous essay, 'How to Start a Startup.'
Catherine Clifford
The One Thing You Need to Keep Your Business Relevant
Growth Strategies

The One Thing You Need to Keep Your Business Relevant

California's large highways represent the flexibility you'd want in your venture.
Jeff Boss
Not Using Big Data for Hiring? You May Be Missing Out on the Best Candidates.
Inspiring Your Team

Not Using Big Data for Hiring? You May Be Missing Out on the Best Candidates.

Small employers can use computers and software to objectively evaluate job seekers based on skills, experience and knowledge before an interview -- and remove bias from the process.
Heather R. Huhman

Letting Investors Know About Your New Venture

Our expert explains how to publicly reach out to investors within the parameters of the JOBS Act.
Jay Turo
Corporate Social Responsibility Done Right: 5 Ways to Help Your Company Shine
Philanthropy

Corporate Social Responsibility Done Right: 5 Ways to Help Your Company Shine

Entrepreneurs can enlist employees, customers and other partners when it comes time to offer programs that give back to the community.
Lain Hensley
Wal-Mart Moves to Undercut Prices in the Organics Market
Retail Center

Wal-Mart Moves to Undercut Prices in the Organics Market

The retailer says it will introduce a line of organic products priced at least 25 percent below comparable market prices.
Catherine Clifford
7 Damaging Myths About Customer Engagement to Promptly Discard
Customer Engagement

7 Damaging Myths About Customer Engagement to Promptly Discard

Instead of guessing your way through your relationships with customers, have a better understanding of what they want and expect.
Patrick Proctor
Onboarding Essentials: What Really Matters to New Employees (Infographic)
Inspiring Your Team

Onboarding Essentials: What Really Matters to New Employees (Infographic)

Organized, relevant and well-timed content and on-the-job training are essential to those just hired, according to a recent HR survey. And if the training can extend more than a week, all the better.
Ryan Sanders
4 Ways to Negotiate Your Way to a 'Yes'
Negotiating

4 Ways to Negotiate Your Way to a 'Yes'

Business owners who work for themselves must learn fairly quickly how to negotiate for optimal terms.
Rebekah Epstein
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