Growth Strategies

5 Uncommon Ways to Win a Customer's Heart
Customer Engagement

5 Uncommon Ways to Win a Customer's Heart

Remember those who patronize your business are real people who like to be recognized. Try these five ways to treat them with distinction.
Harry Whitehouse
Mentors

How to Filter Conflicting Advice From Multiple Mentors

Getting different entrepreneurs' takes can be invaluable, but also confusing. Figure out what's best for you with these tips.
George Deeb
How This CEO Combined a For-Profit and Nonprofit and Made Both Better For It
Business Management

How This CEO Combined a For-Profit and Nonprofit and Made Both Better For It

Saundra Pelletier is the CEO of both the international nonprofit WomanCare Global and the for-profit biotech firm Evofem. Bringing these two, distinct teams together under one umbrella involved some unexpected challenges.
Catherine Clifford
5 Reasons BYOD for Travel Is Here to Stay
Suitcase Entrepreneur

5 Reasons BYOD for Travel Is Here to Stay

If you don't let your employees use their own devices on the road, you are missing a chance to boost productivity.
Will Pinnell
6 Ways Startups Can Play Nice With Corporations
Business Moving Forward

6 Ways Startups Can Play Nice With Corporations

Entrepreneurs who properly leverage the resources of a corporation for their benefit will be at a significant advantage.
Yoram Yaacovi
Faith

Why a Corporation Without a Soul Is Just a Machine

The Hobby Lobby case brings up an interesting concept: Shouldn't your company have a soul?
Sandi Krakowski
Want to Punch Up Your Presentation With Visuals? Here Are 5 Ways.
Presentations

Want to Punch Up Your Presentation With Visuals? Here Are 5 Ways.

If not done correctly, presentations can come off as dull and flat -- making them difficult to sit through. To get your audience more engaged in what you are saying and pitching, add some visuals to spice it up.
Drew Skau
8 Ways to Hit a Home Run When Pitching a New Product to a Major Corporation
Sales

8 Ways to Hit a Home Run When Pitching a New Product to a Major Corporation

A startup approaching a large company to market its wares needs to be prepared in multiple ways. Follow this guidance from a venture capital firm.
Scott Goering
A Sustainable Social Enterprise Takes Business Savvy, and Heaps of Passion
Social Entrepreneurs

A Sustainable Social Enterprise Takes Business Savvy, and Heaps of Passion

An organization meeting altruistic as well financial goals needs committed leadership and direction. Here are four critical lessons for their chiefs.
David Van Andel
Meetings

How to Get More Out of Staff Meetings

Dread your staff meetings? Incorporate some easy changes and make them more fun and productive.
Gwen Moran
7 Things You Should Never Say to Your Boss
Managing

7 Things You Should Never Say to Your Boss

How to manage up, get ahead and not self destruct.
Steve Tobak
The SEALs' Guide to Planning for Failure
Planning

The SEALs' Guide to Planning for Failure

Planning for failure is different than expecting to fail. Without a good plan, you're more likely to face bad results.
Jeff Boss
Obsessed About Revenue? Don't Forget to Check Gross Margin
Run a Better Business

Obsessed About Revenue? Don't Forget to Check Gross Margin

Keep your eye on this key indicator to measure the health of your business.
Al Davis and Bill Lawrence
 Revive That Old-Fashioned Extra: Excellent Customer Service
Customer Service

Revive That Old-Fashioned Extra: Excellent Customer Service

These budget-friendly moves might engage patrons of your business all the way to the checkout counter.
Chip R. Bell
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