Growth Strategies

When Planning for the Future, Keep Your Past in Perspective
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When Planning for the Future, Keep Your Past in Perspective

In order to grow and improve your startup, it helps to take a close look at hidden and existing assets.
Debra Kaye
8 Questions to Ask Now and to Keep Asking in the Year Ahead
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8 Questions to Ask Now and to Keep Asking in the Year Ahead

In order to grow your business, consider these questions and determine where you can make important improvements.
Mark Sanborn
The 10 Most Corrupt and Least Corrupt Countries in the World
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The 10 Most Corrupt and Least Corrupt Countries in the World

Not sure where to set up shop abroad? Worried that foreign governments might try to shake you down? Find out which countries are squeaky clean and which are dirty when it comes to public sector corruption.
Brian Patrick Eha
Why We Chose an Accelerator in Australia Over One in the U.S.
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Why We Chose an Accelerator in Australia Over One in the U.S.

For our series College Treps, Matthew Fishman discusses why his startup traveled thousands of miles to participate in an accelerator, rather than join a local one.
Matthew Fishman
Will Obamacare Still Spur Entrepreneurship? Economists Weigh In
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Will Obamacare Still Spur Entrepreneurship? Economists Weigh In

Health reform's roll-out has had its problems, but three economists feel it still has a chance to boost small business growth.
Arlene Weintraub
How You Can Form Good Habits and Stick to Them
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How You Can Form Good Habits and Stick to Them

The trick is to dream big but start small. Here, we explain how.
James Clear
How to Know When You've Met the One -- Co-Founder, That Is
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How to Know When You've Met the One -- Co-Founder, That Is

Picking a co-founder is a lot like picking a spouse, except you'll likely spend more time with the former.
Erica Bell and Katie Finnegan
When the Going Gets Tough for Local Economies, Utilize Existing Resources
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When the Going Gets Tough for Local Economies, Utilize Existing Resources

With state budgets being cut, former SBA chief Karen Mills discusses how local economic growth does not necessarily need radical innovation to prosper. Rather governors can harness resources of existing institutions and people to attract capital and create jobs.
Karen Mills
5 Ways to Get Your Staff on the Same Page
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5 Ways to Get Your Staff on the Same Page

Getting every department at your startup aligned and working toward the same goals isn't easy, but efficiency and increased performance can be your rewards.
Matt Blumberg
5 Ways to Decrease Interruptions and Increase Productivity
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5 Ways to Decrease Interruptions and Increase Productivity

Interruptions destroy many entrepreneurs' productivity. Follow these five strategies to end the unnecessary interruptions and increase the amount of work you get done on a regular basis.
Dan S. Kennedy
The Startup Hustle: Why a Clever Business Plan Does Not a Business Make
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The Startup Hustle: Why a Clever Business Plan Does Not a Business Make

When launching a new company, a good idea goes a long way. But a healthy dose of moxie may be what pushes a startup over the edge into success.
Neil Parmar
Not Science Fiction: Amazon Is Working on a Drone-Powered Delivery System
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Not Science Fiction: Amazon Is Working on a Drone-Powered Delivery System

Unmanned drones could someday deliver packages within a 10-mile radius.
Jason Fell
What Your Brand Can Learn From a Waterbed Company for Cows -- Yes, Cows
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What Your Brand Can Learn From a Waterbed Company for Cows -- Yes, Cows

Whether you're selling a new app, a service or a waterbed for cows -- there are fundamental steps you can take to make your brand its best. Here are three.
Melanie Spring
The One Thing Great Brands Do: Insights From a Branding Expert
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The One Thing Great Brands Do: Insights From a Branding Expert

Melanie Spring, founder of branding agency Sisarina, helps companies express their identities through branding. In this conversation, she explains how branding is evolving and who's doing it right.
Sarah Max