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Growth Strategies

Office Space

The Serendipity of Collisions at Work -- Are They Really Just a Happy Accident?

These seven practices can enhance the benefits of community in an informal office space.
Work-Life Balance

France's New Economics Minister Proposes Increase on 35-Hour Workweeks

Days prior to taking office, Emmanuel Macron suggested that unions should vote on certain 'exceptions' to a long-running and controversial French law.
National Small Business Week

The Importance of Planning: A Veteran's Business Secrets

This veteran explains the importance of creating a roadmap -- and delivering on it.
Sales

Your Survival Depends on Following Up on Internet Leads -- Fast

There is a massive problem of companies not pursuing customer inquiries right away, which is a huge opportunity for you.
Blogging

So You Want to Be a Blogger? Think Twice.

Blogging has become the world's most crowded and competitive non-profession. The vast majority make peanuts and have close to zero market share.
Sales Strategies

Lights, Camera, Sell? What Your Sales Team Can Learn from Actors.

There are five interesting parallels between these two worlds that can help your staff close deals.
Customer Service

Create an Unforgettable Customer Experience With These 5 Tips

Small businesses may think they have a disadvantage when it comes to competing against the big guns but one place they can shine is in delivering exceptional customer service.
Hiring Tips

Work Experience, Be Damned: Here's How to Hire the Best Problem Solvers (Infographic)

Throwing curveballs during job interviews can help weed out candidates who possess valuable critical thinking skills.
The Grind

How to Get the Most Out of an Accelerator Program

Not all accelerator programs are created equal. Follow this list of do's and dont's to make sure you find the right one for your company.
Growth Strategies

3 Lessons Businesses Can Learn from Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's secret wedding ceremony offers surprising insight into business success.
Workplaces

How Important Your Workplace Friendships Are Depends on Your Age

There is a generational divide in how we view the value and depth of our co-workers.
Business Skills

How to Build Skills That Are Valuable: Lessons Learned From Selling Matches

Our society values skills, but everyone is obsessed with results. The problem with this is that it can become easy to get trapped focusing on results when you should really be building your skills.
Expansion

Turn to Tesla's Example in Steering a Startup to Success

Context, the sharing economy and big data are worth considering when strategizing about how to scale a small company.
Employee Morale

Turn the Distraction of Fantasy Sports Into an Engagement Opportunity

Research has shown that employees are spending time managing their teams instead of working, which cost companies big.
Competition

Inside 'Operation SLOG,' Uber's Plan for Crushing Competitors

While the company's penchant for cancelling rides has been well-documented, the practice -- until now -- has remained largely misunderstood.