Growth Strategies

Is Amazon Making Peace With Its Retail Frenemies?
Amazon

Is Amazon Making Peace With Its Retail Frenemies?

Retailers that have historically eschewed the online ecommerce behemoth may be coming round the mountain yet.
Catherine Clifford
Girl Scout Cookie Sales Are Blazing Outside of a California Marijuana Clinic
Growth Strategies

Girl Scout Cookie Sales Are Blazing Outside of a California Marijuana Clinic

An entrepreneurial 13-year-old sold 117 boxes of Girl Scout cookies in two hours after setting up shop outside of a local medical marijuana clinic.
Geoff Weiss
5 Ways Data Can Help You Stay Ahead of the Game
Growth Strategies

5 Ways Data Can Help You Stay Ahead of the Game

Knowing how to leverage data can help a company better gain new users, tap into existing users and increase revenue.
Jon Salm
7 Ways Your Employees Are Stealing From You
Growth Strategies

7 Ways Your Employees Are Stealing From You

Is one of your employees augmenting their paycheck -- at your expense? Here are some ways they may do just that.
Gene Marks
Starting Up? 4 Ways to Turn Your Former Employer Into an Ally.
Starting a Business

Starting Up? 4 Ways to Turn Your Former Employer Into an Ally.

Quitting your job to launch your own business can be a hard pill for your company to swallow, particularly if your company is in the same industry. Here's some advice.
Marc Prosser
ZenPayroll Raises $20 Million in Series A Funding
Starting a Business

ZenPayroll Raises $20 Million in Series A Funding

The cloud-based payroll company plans to hire more employees and extend its reach.
Nina Zipkin
Get a $250,000 Loan in 24 Hours. But Beware, It's Expensive.
Finance

Get a $250,000 Loan in 24 Hours. But Beware, It's Expensive.

New York City-based OnDeck Capital launched a new loan program today that gives small-business owners access to a significant amount of cash in a flash.
Catherine Clifford
How to Acquire a Small Business (and Keep Employees Happy)
Growth Strategies

How to Acquire a Small Business (and Keep Employees Happy)

While there are many books, resources and advisers dealing with M&As at large corporations, there isn't a whole lot of information about acquiring small companies. Here are a few tips to make the road less bumpy.
Ben T. Smith, IV
5 Challenges of Being the First to Market
Starting a Business

5 Challenges of Being the First to Market

When you have a product in a new field, you have to convince customers to try something new while staying financially afloat.
Scott Finfer
In Going Public, Candy Crush Maker Hopes Investors Have a Sweet Tooth
Finance

In Going Public, Candy Crush Maker Hopes Investors Have a Sweet Tooth

Dublin-based King Media Entertainment filed for an initial public offering early this morning, as investors questioned the company's long-term prospects.
Geoff Weiss
Online Marketplace Abe's Market to Start Funding Organic Businesses
Make More Happen

Online Marketplace Abe's Market to Start Funding Organic Businesses

The team behind online marketplace Abe's Market already gives natural product entrepreneurs a platform to showcase their products. Now, they want to help them grow their businesses by making direct investments.
Laura Entis
5 Tips for Making It as a Bootstrapped Company
Starting a Business

5 Tips for Making It as a Bootstrapped Company

Contrary to what many believe, startups do not need to nab funding to make it. Still to be a successful company, an entrepreneur needs to have a solid foundation. Here are five tips on how to do it.
Inna Kraner
7 Deadly Sins Businesses Make With Their Reputation
Make More Happen

7 Deadly Sins Businesses Make With Their Reputation

Building a successful reputation online requires a lot more than signing up for Twitter. Here are a few pitfalls to avoid when trying to grow your company's brand.
Andy Beal
Century-Old Businesses: Their Secrets to Success
Growth Strategies

Century-Old Businesses: Their Secrets to Success

It's getting harder to reach 100. We explain what's worked.
Kelly K. Spors