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Growth Strategies

Productivity

Reclaim the Hour and a Half You're Forfeiting to Distractions at Work (Infographic)

A full 43 percent of employees are distracted for a sizeable chunk of the workday. Here's what's getting in the way of getting work done.
Value

To Keep Your Startup Alive, Keep Creating Value

Deter your company from meeting the fate of those unfortunate enterprises that have vanished. Keep renewing product offerings.
Franchise

The 'Smart Slice' Is Coming: 5 Fast-Food Trends for 2015

From Taco Bell to Dunkin Donuts, fast-food giants are innovating heavily as they look to take a bigger bite of the market.
Hiring

5 Surefire Ways to Attract College Talent

The young energy of recent grads can prove a good match for brand-new startups.
Holiday Shopping

How Brands Can Have an Insanely Successful Holiday Season

Even if the temperature is getting colder outside, retailers are preparing for a hot quarter. Here are five tips to make sure your company will succeed during this holiday season.
Growth Strategies

Too Fast, Too Careful: The Struggle to Find Your Growth Sweet Spot

Adam Eskin wants his restaurant chain to blanket the U.S. and change the way Americans eat. But he also knows that if he pushes too far, too fast, he will lose what is working.
Expansion

Getting Past Staff Growing Pains

Whether a company is expanding beyond 10 employees or 50, living through the transition can be a challenge. Proper planning can help.
Goals

2 Habits Most Entrepreneurs Don't Develop But Should

Writing down your goals and reviewing them daily are critical for success.
Women Leaders

How to Recruit More Female Executives

Yes, women can comprise a greater proportion of your company's leadership team.
Sales Leads

8 Ways Salespeople Can Keep Generating Leads

To continually have a pipeline of potential leads, salespeople have to always be prospecting.
Expansion

Have These 3 Essentials in Place Before Opening a Second Location

There's a big opportunity in expanding your business to more than one location. But it can be a disaster if you haven't prepared right.
Trade Secrets

The 'George Costanza Defense' to Stealing Trade Secrets

When an employee is caught red-handed taking proprietary secrets, some feign ignorance to noncompete agreements. Here's how to handle it.
Customers

What to Do When You Lose a Client

Losing a client is a disappointment. But it can also be a growth opportunity if you truly listen, learn, and embrace the new possibilities that present themselves.
Mergers and Acquisitions

Yahoo May Buy Brightroll in Billion-Dollar Bid to Bolster Video Ad Sales

The 8-year-old San Francisco startup Brightroll helps leading brands target their video ads for the web's biggest video publishers.
Careers

9 Reasons to Quit Your Job As Soon As You Can

Life's too short to just stay where you are instead doing everything possible to live a better life.