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Growth Strategies

Growing a Business

3 Reasons Your Business Isn't Growing

If your startup has started to stagnate after a couple of years, look no further for the cause than your leadership.
Productivity

Strip the Unnecessary Out of the Day to Day and Get Stuff Done

Try these five tips to break your streak of throwing money at problems in the hope that they improve or go away.
Hiring

5 Steps for Building a Great Startup Team

A serial entrepreneur shares his insights on creating an organization that rocks.
Social Responsibility

Does Social Responsibility Hurt a Company's Bottom Line?

For better returns, should you invest in businesses engaged in social responsibility, or those on the opposite end of the spectrum?
Mobile Payments

Square Rolls Out New Analytics Suite

Staying competitive following Amazon's announcement of its first mobile card reader, Square unveils new features.
Hiring

How to Hire a Virtual Assistant for Startup Success

People working remotely can save an entrepreneur time. It's up to you to screen and manage them to suit your needs.
Online Business

The 4 Basics of Making Money on the Internet

Used improperly, the web can be a black hole -- one in which you dump tens of thousands of dollars without results.
Communications

Oh, Shut Up and Listen Already

It's the bane of your work life. That crucial idea you have isn't being heard by a particular someone. Here are some tips on how to follow up.
Employees

5 Secrets of a Jerk-Free Workplace

It's just like obscenity. You can recognize jerks but the definition is hard to put into words. It's even harder to keep them out of your business.
Hiring Employees

10 Things Great Talent Always Does

Recruiting top performers for your company can multiply its success.
Uber

Looking to Be Everywhere, Uber Opens Its API to Big-Name Companies

The ridesharing company has released a feature that allows third-party companies like Trip Advisor, Starbucks and United Airlines to embed the Uber service into their own mobile applications.
Ask the Expert

The Best Approach to Bringing on Contracted Workers

When entrepreneurs just need to bring on temporary employees for short-term projects, what is the best approach -- 1099 or W2?
Company Culture

Culture Really Does Eat Strategy for Breakfast

Just ask Target, General Motors and the Veterans Affairs Department
Purchasing

5 Ways to Get What You Actually Want From an RFP

Complex purchases aren't so much about a product or service as they are about an outcome, a trajectory, a solution or a promise. To gain the right offer from a vendor, ask the right questions and look...
Licensing

The 10 Most Common Brand Licensing Mistakes

Licensing is a potentially lucrative path for product development and marketing but also a complex, often fraught, partnership.