Growth Strategies

Running a Business

Small-Business Owners Who Aren't Experts in Their Fields Will End Up Paying a Hefty Price

If you want to stay relevant, much less open, you should know your product or service in and out, and make sure you employees are well trained.
Women Entrepreneurs

Will You Join the Phenomenal Growth of Women-Owned Businesses?

The number of female-led firms has surged to new heights. Here's what you need to know to get started.
Motivation

Enlist the Power of Suggestion to Boost Your Startup's Performance

Setting employee expectations is critical enough that it can mean the difference between success and failure.
Managing Employees

Multiply the Trust Factor Inside Your Organization

These 10 principles will go a long way toward enhancing employees' commitment to the company.
Thought Leaders

Say 'No' to Stale Thinking

Keep your business fresh as it matures.
Mobile Payments

How Mobile Payment Apps Are Energizing Businesses That Live On Cash Flow

Instant payment can free small businesses from the worry of unpaid invoices, making it likelier more will thrive.
Branding

Why Your Brand Is More Important Than Your Product

Kevin Roberts, global CEO of the advertising powerhouse Saatchi & Saatchi, says focusing on your product first is an outdated way of thinking.
Ready for Anything

What Dating a Model Taught Me About Chasing Opportunities

If you let yourself be intimidated, you will be just like all the others who are scared to take risks.
Selling a Business

Why You Should Sell Your Business to an MBA

Search funds can be a strategic option for business owners looking for an exit.
Hiring

5 Technology Roadblocks Costing You Great Talent

You want to be able to hire the best employees, but these shortfalls could cause the best candidates to not look your way.
Ask Entrepreneur

Promote Your All-Stars Without Throwing Off the Team Dynamic

Recognizing when an employee is ready for advancement and helping the rest of the staff navigate the transition smoothly can mean the difference between a dream team and a disaster.
Ask Entrepreneur

What Do Your Employees Really Cost You?

Here's how to figure out the true cost of an employee, according to one business expert.
Project Grow

The Best Idea I've Stolen

From concert halls to Pixar, inspiration can come from a wide variety of sources.
Black Friday

To Compete With Big-Name Brands, Here's How to Market Your Black Friday Sale Online

Big-box retailers may seem to dominate the Black Friday game, but there's a way for small businesses to level the playing field on the most anticipated shopping day of the year.
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