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Growth Strategies

Quitting a Job

Why Amazon Pays Employees Up to $5,000 to Quit

In a letter to shareholders, Jeff Bezos revealed an interesting company policy that seeks to foster a passionate and dedicated workforce.
Starting a Business

The Formula Startups Use to Make Billions (Infographic)

Startup organization Funders and Founders pulled back the veil on the startup lifecycle in this infographic, which was inspired by legendary investor Paul Graham's famous essay, 'How to Start a Startu...
Growth Strategies

The One Thing You Need to Keep Your Business Relevant

California's large highways represent the flexibility you'd want in your venture.
Inspiring Your Team

Not Using Big Data for Hiring? You May Be Missing Out on the Best Candidates.

Small employers can use computers and software to objectively evaluate job seekers based on skills, experience and knowledge before an interview -- and remove bias from the process.

Letting Investors Know About Your New Venture

Our expert explains how to publicly reach out to investors within the parameters of the JOBS Act.
Philanthropy

Corporate Social Responsibility Done Right: 5 Ways to Help Your Company Shine

Entrepreneurs can enlist employees, customers and other partners when it comes time to offer programs that give back to the community.
Retail Center

Wal-Mart Moves to Undercut Prices in the Organics Market

The retailer says it will introduce a line of organic products priced at least 25 percent below comparable market prices.
Customer Engagement

7 Damaging Myths About Customer Engagement to Promptly Discard

Instead of guessing your way through your relationships with customers, have a better understanding of what they want and expect.
Inspiring Your Team

Onboarding Essentials: What Really Matters to New Employees (Infographic)

Organized, relevant and well-timed content and on-the-job training are essential to those just hired, according to a recent HR survey. And if the training can extend more than a week, all the better.
Negotiating

4 Ways to Negotiate Your Way to a 'Yes'

Business owners who work for themselves must learn fairly quickly how to negotiate for optimal terms.
Trademarks

3 Ways to Save When Registering Your Trademark

While trademark registration can be expensive for many entrepreneurs and small business owners, there are options for tamping down costs.
Take It From The Pros

On Becoming That Truly Inclusive Leader

In a global economy, openness to new diverse ideas is critical for staying competitive. Embrace a method to cull the best ideas from your team and put them into action.
Content Strategy

Have an Idea for a Sitcom? NBC Is Listening.

The network has launched an online talent competition to find its next comedy hit.
Legal

3 Practical Ways to Save on Attorney Fees

Your attorney's billable hours can stack up fast, so here are some tips that can lower your bill.