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Growth Strategies

Hiring

5 Things You Need to Know Before Hiring Your First Employee

To prevent costly mistakes and wasted time, run through all of the following considerations before you even think about recruiting.
Ask Entrepreneur

The Harsh Truth: Your Employees Don't Care About Your Business the Way You Do

Find out why this management expert doesn't believe in the 'ownership mentality.'
Trep Talk

Think Like A Startup: Look for Ideas Everywhere, Be Decisive.

There is no time for bureaucracy in a young company looking to innovate in a legacy industry. Normal CEO and founder Nikki Kaufman explains her philosophy of accepting ideas from everywhere.
Ready for Anything

3 Tactics for Dealing With the Stress of Running a Business

You don't have to get everything done, you just have to get everything important done. Now, sleep on it.
Family

Why LinkedIn Thinks It Pays to Bring Your Parents to Work

The second annual Bring In Your Parents Day is this week. There are advantages to commuting in with Mom and Dad.
Customer Experience

Customer Experience Should Not Be the Job of Just One Person

Structure your organization so that responsibility for overseeing consumer interactions is shared across the whole company.
Remote Workers

5 Reasons to Refrain From Hiring Virtual Employees

Despite the growing popularity of telecommuting, having an all-remote work environment might absolutely kill a business.
New York City

Built for Business: Midtown Manhattan in the 1920s

A swirl of development, spurred on by Grand Central Terminal's construction, shaped New York City's central business district as a major epicenter of American capitalism.
Launching a Business

Anytime Is a Great Time to Launch a Business -- If You Do This

Consider these five steps so your company triumphs once out of the gates.
Business Travel

Keep Your Productivity Up on Business Trips With These 4 Pro Tips

You can quickly miss the convenience of your office when you're thousands of miles away.
sales compensation

Setting Up the Perfect Compensation Plan for Your Sales Team

Structure your compensation to align with your company's goals and ensure your sales management team understands the goals they must attain.
Internet of Things

Why U.S. Innovation Needs China to Achieve the Next Technology Mega-Trend

Building the Internet of Things will require a much deeper collaboration of the US tech industry and Chinese manufacturers than simply outsourcing.
Patents

3 Big Patent Moves That Won't Generate Real Value

These missteps will waste your company's time, money and resources.
Business Circle

In Branding, Play the Long Game

Creating a brand is one thing, but the real trick is sustaining it.
Success Strategies

Take a Cue From a Successful NBA Coach. Say, 'We Have Enough to Win.'

Instead of throwing in the towel, consider all the positives and the requirements for prevailing over the long haul.