Growth Strategies

Ask Entrepreneur

Should You Always Promote From Within Your Company?

Here is how to ensure you find the right person for the job.
Holiday Shopping

Holiday Returns Scammers to Cost Retailers Billions

An industry group's survey estimates scammers making returns will cost retailers $3.6 billion this holiday season.
Growth Strategies

Set Your Goals 10 Times Bigger to Grow Faster

Goals that seem barely possible with a plan to achieve them have a nearly magical effect on success.
Pivots

How to Prepare for a Pivot

When changing course, the last thing you want to do is set the team off on a wild goose chase or take a situation from bad to worse.
Infographics

The Many Paths to Starting a Startup (Infographic)

From accelerator programs to self-funding to outsourcing prototype development, this infographic sheds light on some of the most popular paths toward launching a business.
Finding Customers

10 Tips to Find and Win the Best Clients

The keys to bringing in the business that is most beneficial is to know whom you are looking for and what they are looking for.
Business Planning

What You Celebrate About 2014 Can Tell You What to Focus on in 2015

Don't guilt-trip yourself about enjoying the holidays and you might be surprised just how much work you get done.
Expansion

5 Common International Expansion Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

When setting up an office overseas, don't hamper operations by being stingy with resources. Provide oversight but grant autonomy.
Cities

Could Startups Ignite a Rust Belt Revival? 3 Tips for Struggling Cities.

Revitalization efforts get under way in former urban centers of industrial might. Will more follow?
Ready for Anything

Salespeople Are Shifting Away From Traditional Sales Models to This Strategy

As consumers become savvier and increasingly overwhelmed with sales and marketing messages, they've begun to tune out. Here is how to reel them back in.
Tax Center

5 Year-End Tax Preparation Tips That Will Make Your Accountant Happy

Paying taxes is a joyless duty but there are ways to make the process less painful.
Ready for Anything

Want to Land a Massive Retail Deal? Be Careful What You Wish For.

While many entrepreneurs would love to be in the Targets and Walmarts of the world, it can be an extremely stressful time.
Managing Employees

How to Manage Employees Smarter Than You Without Looking Like an Idiot

Check out these four ways how it's possible to guide new staffers so that everyone thrives.
Competition

If You Can't Beat 'Em, Join 'Em: Why Two Competitors Joined Forces in the Fight to Beat Cancer

Sometimes it makes sense to merge with your competition. Yael Cohen Braun and Julie Greenbaum didn't always think so, but they do now.
If I Knew Then

One Kings Lane's Alison Pincus on the Importance of Coffee Dates and Asking for Help

The One Kings Lane co-founder urges young entrepreneurs to seek the guidance of others when first starting up.
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