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Growth Strategies

Growing a Business

How You, the Local Business Owner, Can Take on Amazon

You can slay the online giant (somewhat) -- by doing these eight things consistently.
Inspiring Your Team

Open Carry Controversy: Businesses' New Rock and a Hard Place

Before your company takes a side on a controversial issue, consider these three things.
Content Marketing

Hook New Customers With an Online 'Hopeful Greeting'

To get ahead of the competition, your attention should be focused on making a great first impression, then building positive reviews and testimonials.
Trust

How Companies Can Leverage Influence to Create Trust

The online world is a crowded space for brands – all vying for your attention (and money). With some companies turning to a rewards program to gain trust, others are using their influence.
Skills

New Study Dismantles Malcolm Gladwell's 10,000 Hour Rule

The principle that 10,000 hours of 'deliberate practice' are needed to become world-class in any field may not be what it seems.

The 5 Things Gen Y Really Cares About in a Job

Millennials crave purpose, growth and connection, and it has to be real.
Growth Strategies

How Fair Trade Went From a Crazy Coffee Concept to a Global Sustainability Trend

When Paul Rice initially brought his idea for Fair Trade certified products to suppliers in the U.S., they either met him with intense skepticism or rejected him outright. Today, his model is flourish...
Business Ideas

Iterate or Eliminate? When You Need to Go Back to the Drawing Board.

When do you stick with an idea, and when do you eliminate it altogether? As an entrepreneur, this can be a life-or-death decision for your startup.
Sales

Choices Can Become Overwhelming, So Make It Easier for Customers

Use these strategies to increase click-through rates and purchases when presenting choices.
Business Plans

3 Questions Every Business Owner Needs to Ask Themselves In July

With summer in full swing and the start of the third quarter, it's time to take an honest look at your progress.
Team Work

The Science Behind Why Small Teams Work More Productively

A look inside Jeff Bezos' two pizza rule and what you can learn from it.
Customer Service

5 Ways to Woo Customers With Special Attention

Adding personalized touches to customer interactions can help not only develop a strong relationship but also snag future sales.
Run a Better Business

How to Spot the Ideal Franchise Opportunity for You

No franchise is perfect, but some can come pretty close -- you just have to go in with your eyes open.
Brainstorming

Take a Page From Hollywood, Improv Your Next Brainstorming Session

Actors often improvise during scenes. Entrepreneurs should be imploring this same tactic for brainstorming sessions.
worth-knowing

4 Motivating TED Talks to Help You Bounce Back From Failure

If you at first you don't succeed, dust yourself off and TED again. These inspiring talks will get you back on your feet in no time.