Growth Strategies

Crafts Store Michaels May Be the Latest Victim of a Data Hack
Technology

Crafts Store Michaels May Be the Latest Victim of a Data Hack

Over the weekend, the arts-and-crafts retailer said it had recently learned of possible fraudulent activity on debit and credit cards used at its stores.
Laura Entis
The 9 P's to Prepare for Pitching Panic
Growth Strategies

The 9 P's to Prepare for Pitching Panic

Pitching to investors is part of the game. Yet, for many entrepreneurs getting up and presenting your idea can be downright petrifying. Here are a few tips on how to get through the presentation and seal the deal.
Adam Toren
The Do's and Don'ts of This Year's Hottest Conferences
Growth Strategies

The Do's and Don'ts of This Year's Hottest Conferences

Professionals from technology, entrepreneurship, finance and beyond offer their picks and advice.
Meredith Fineman
$3M Jackpot: Google and Chase Give a Quarter Million Dollars to a Dozen Entrepreneurs
Growth Strategies

$3M Jackpot: Google and Chase Give a Quarter Million Dollars to a Dozen Entrepreneurs

The Mission Main Street Grants Program disperses money and a trip to Google Headquarters to 12 winning small-business owners.
Catherine Clifford
How Much Cash on Hand Is Too Much? And What Should I Do With It?
Finance

How Much Cash on Hand Is Too Much? And What Should I Do With It?

If you're in the enviable position of having an excess of cash, you have the opportunity to invest it in your business.
The Power of One Percent: How to Boost Business Three-Fold in a Year
Business Circle

The Power of One Percent: How to Boost Business Three-Fold in a Year

You don't need to make huge, lofty changes to make your goals a success. Instead, focus on the small steps.
Jeff Olson
Growth Strategies

Is My Landing Page Clearly Written?

Sometimes your startup's biggest obstacle can be your own website. Make sure the language is clear and engaging.
Ryan Himmel
Are You Really Seeing the Big Picture?
Growth Strategies

Are You Really Seeing the Big Picture?

When entrepreneurs launch a startup, they often get knee-deep in the day-to-day tasks. While this is necessary to get your business of the ground, it is imperative to continue to focus on the long-term strategy.
Michelle Shemilt
How 'Kid President' Robby Novak's Viral Videos Are Bringing More Awesome Into the World
Growth Strategies

How 'Kid President' Robby Novak's Viral Videos Are Bringing More Awesome Into the World

Brad Montague explains how he and his 10-year-old brother-in-law Robby Novak have become accidental superstars.
Catherine Clifford
Why Leaders Are Great Storytellers
Growth Strategies

Why Leaders Are Great Storytellers

Tap into the enduring power of storytelling to get your message across.
Denise Brosseau
When Launching a Company, Consider These 5 Things
Starting a Business

When Launching a Company, Consider These 5 Things

From being passionate to choosing the right partners, entrepreneurs need to focus on a few key components to help build a sustainable business.
Josh Reeves
Why Colorado and Washington Were Wise to Legalize Pot
Growth Strategies

Why Colorado and Washington Were Wise to Legalize Pot

From an economic and health standpoint, policymakers got it right when it came to sales of recreational cannabis.
Scott Shane
Why Are These High-Profile Franchises Suddenly Going Public?
Franchises

Why Are These High-Profile Franchises Suddenly Going Public?

With a number of high-profile IPOs, franchises are having a moment in the Wall Street spotlight.
Chuck E. Cheese's Snags a Buyer
Franchises

Chuck E. Cheese's Snags a Buyer

Apollo Global Management will buy Chuck E. Cheese's parent company for $54 per share.
Kate Taylor