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Growth Strategies

Ecommerce

Yahoo Wants You to Set Up an Ecommerce Shop on Its Revamped Small Biz Platform

With its eye on snagging more of the DIY ecommerce market, Yahoo has introduced a new suite of tools for small businesses.
Skills

Whether You're Starting a Business or Not, It Pays to Think Like an Entrepreneur

Applying these eight skills will differentiate you from a crowded and competitive workforce and prepare you if you do start a venture.
Success Stories

Is Your Startup Ready for the Spotlight?

Not every startup is ready for media attention. Here are three ways to determine whether your company is ready to be written up in the press.
Competition

Win or Lose, Competition Always Makes You Stronger

Competition builds winners, leaders, innovators and success stories. Without it, none of us would be here.
Hiring Employees

How to Spend Zero on Recruiting and Still Hire the Best Candidates

Companies don't have to spend huge sums of money on hiring the right people. Here's how to build a culture that will do the recruiting for you.
Hiring Employees

4 Tips From Experts on Hiring the People Who Make the CEO a Star

Startups, perhaps inevitably, are focused on the talent and vision of the founder/CEO but only a team can build a company.
Consultants and Advisors

Be a Better Client to a Consultant With These 3 Tips

Following this advice should save you time and money when working with a service provider.
Acquisitions

The Art of Acquisition Comes Down to 4 Essential Variables

Develop your company into a well-rounded, attractive business that lures investors, partners and clients by implementing best practices when it comes to the team, technology, traction and trajectory....
Competition

Lyft and Uber Trade Barbs Over Cancelled Rides

The ridesharing startups are both accusing one another of sabotage in an all-out war of words.
Human Resources

Why We Replaced (In)Human Resources with 'Employee Experience'

HR departments have an uncanny knack for being disliked by both employees and leadership. One company dumped HR and shares their experience.
Sustainability

Sustainability Can Be Profitable, Too

Doing good for the environment can save your business money, like in these four examples.
Customer Engagement

The 6 Elements of Persuasion (Infographic)

When you want to get your customer to say yes, keep these principles in mind.
Customer Service

The 3 Things You Need to Do When You've Upset Your Customer

If your customer is letting you know he's not happy with your business, you have a chance to make things right. Here's how.
Hiring

Beyond Collecting Resumes, 5 Alternatives for Recruiting Candidates

Harness other tools to learn about a job seeker's personality or behavior. This might prove useful, considering a new survey that found resume inaccuracy is rampant.
Ecommerce

The 7 Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make When Launching an Ecommerce Startup

Ecommerce can be a gold mine for entrepreneurs – if done correctly. Make sure you avoid these major blunders when launching your online-retail shop.