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Growth Strategies

Customer Retention

A High Churn Can Cause Your Business to Crash and Burn

This vital metric can help determine how much your company will grow and can hurt or help your chances of receiving investment money.
Expansion

6 Signs Your Startup Is Ready to Expand

From having the cash to meeting established goals, look for these indicators before you leap.
IPO

GoPro Is Going Public. Will It Sink or Swim?

The mini high-definition camera company is cool, but there are questions about whether it's a solid investment.
Office Space

When Your Startup Is Ready to Rent an Office of Its Own

Suddenly the co-working space no longer fits the staff. Keep these items in mind when shopping for a new company office space.
Employee Morale

Welcoming New Team Players (After Their Startup Joined Yours)

During the transition following an acquisition, employee nerves can become frayed. Here's how to stave off the jealousy, resentfulness and disenchantment of existing staff.
Business Moving Forward

Want a Huge Boost in Efficiency? Make Some Small Changes.

Use this method for identifying, testing and optimizing shifts at your business.
Fashion

3 Stylish Startups That Want You to Ditch 'Fast Fashion'

Sustainability is still evolving within fashion retail and these startups are trying to set the standards.
Franchise Buying Guide

Beware of These 10 Franchise Ownership Myths

What to consider when weighing a decision to become a franchisee.
Passion

Stoke Your Passion and Elevate Your Career

We examine the difference between true passions and passing fads, and what they mean for you professionally.
Restaurants

12 Restaurants Capitalizing on the Anti-Fast Food Revolution

It takes creativity to engineer a menu of fresh ingredients and healthy dishes – and then use that as the base of a successful business. Here are nutritious concepts transforming the fast-casual kitch...
Intellectual Property

How to Triage Your Intellectual Property Needs

While this protection can rack up a bill, businesses will gain certain competitive advantages in the process.
Hiring Employees

Study Your Team Now to Make the Best Hire Later

The hiring process will always have too much guesswork if it is all about the candidate. You can't be certain the new hire is a good fit until you've methodically evaluate the strengths and talents of...
Partnerships

Looking for a Partner? Learn These 8 Essentials First.

First, figure out why you're taking a partner, then work out these details how you will do so.
Take It From The Pros

Because Life Isn't Easy: 4 Secrets of Success Amid Adversity

Tragedy and personal setbacks can ruin you, or inspire you to do more with your life. Here's some advice.
Legal

When is a Leave of Absence an Appropriate ADA Accommodation?

As part of the law, you may have to let employees take some time off. Here are three questions to ask when making your decision.