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Growth Strategies

Hiring Employees

In Silicon Valley, High Salaries and Free Food Aren't Enough Any More

Tech giants and startups take the benefits 'arms race' to health care.
Growing a Business

Persistence and Planning Is Needed to Reach That 5-Year Milestone

With dismal business failure rates, follow these five ways to help your company celebrate half a decade of operation.
The Grind

How to Charge Ahead While in a Holding Pattern

While waiting for something to get complete can feel like an eternity, it is important to make the most of that time.
Family Businesses

Infighting Jeopardizing Your Family Business? Financial Advisors Can Help.

Douglas Box wishes he'd done some things differently. His three brothers probably do, too.
Partnerships

The 5 False Expectations That Could Destroy Big-Brand Partnerships

On the surface, startups and big-name brands are businesses with a similar overarching goal: to make money. But crack the exterior, and you'll find that's about all they have in common.
Employees

Build a Culture of Ownership at Your Company

Every startup has two types of employees. Here's the type your business needs.
Hiring

5 Ways Telecommuting and Flex Time Help You Recruit the Best Workers

Myriad technologies for working away from the office has deepened your talent pool to include the entire world.
Innovation

Adapt or Die -- Some Chilling Lessons From the Ice Industry

Entrepreneurs must learn how to pivot their business model with changing times.
Hiring

5 Steps to Block Barbarians at Your Startup's Gate

Give the proper scrutiny to job candidates early in the hiring process to determine cultural fit.
Human Resources

What to Do If an Employee Quits in an Epic Fashion

Should a worker unexpectedly leave the company with a dramatic and outrageous stunt, take these five steps.
Patents

Pepsi Files Patent to Put Pop Rocks in Granola Bars

In yet another food mashup, PepsiCo is hoping to make granola pop with the addition of "carbonated candy" like Pop Rocks.
Millennials

To Sell Products to Millennials, First Invite Them To Help Develop It

Young consumers have distinct patterns for developing brand loyalty, beginning when the product is just somebody's good idea.
Customer Service

Spare Me Your Platitudes. Customers Are Tired of Insincere Support.

Does the stat game interfere with businesses growth? It certainly seems like it, especially if you're looking to hack a specific metric up and to the right.
Brainstorming

How Gender Affects Team-Based Brainstorming Sessions

A news study suggests that making brainstorming activities competitive spurs men, but makes women less engaged.
Movies

With Its First Original Movie, Netflix Aims to Upend Old-Fashioned Film Distribution

In collaboration with The Weinstein Company, the streaming giant will debut a sequel to the Oscar-winning 'Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon' next August.