Growth Strategies

Why Supporting Small Business Saturday This Year Is Important (Opinion)
Growth Strategies

Why Supporting Small Business Saturday This Year Is Important (Opinion)

With Hurricane Sandy's impact on small businesses on the East Coast, it's more important than ever to shop locally.
Connie Certusi
7 Tips for Marketing to Older Audiences
Growth Strategies

7 Tips for Marketing to Older Audiences

These seven tips can help you differentiate your boomer and senior marketing message from all the other messages flooding the marketplace.
How to Stay Focused When Everything Needs Your Attention
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How to Stay Focused When Everything Needs Your Attention

Serial entrepreneur, angel investor and professor Dave Lerner shares his tips for getting focused and productive.
Dave Lerner
A Geospatial Tech Hub Puts Mississippi on Map
Growth Strategies

A Geospatial Tech Hub Puts Mississippi on Map

SBA invests more than $1 million into a community of mapping and location-based technology startups surrounding the NASA Stennis Space Center in Mississippi.
Catherine Clifford
10 Ways to Say 'Thank You'
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10 Ways to Say 'Thank You'

Expressing a little appreciation can go a long way. Here's how to take it beyond the greeting card sentiments and have meaningful conversations with customers, employees and vendors.
Kara Ohngren Prior
Is Your Generosity Hurting Your Bottom Line?
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Is Your Generosity Hurting Your Bottom Line?

Three tips for setting limits when family and friends ask for free services.
Nadia Goodman
On Social Media, Share Content That Makes Your Followers Say 'Holy Smokes!'
Marketing

On Social Media, Share Content That Makes Your Followers Say 'Holy Smokes!'

Online marketing expert Jason Falls on how to use social media for business.
Hiten Samtani
How to Recognize Which Customers Are Bad for Business
Growth Strategies

How to Recognize Which Customers Are Bad for Business

Some customers take up too much time and energy. Here's how decide who isn't giving you a return on your investment.
Seven Secrets to Cold Calling Success
Marketing

Seven Secrets to Cold Calling Success

Many business owners dread picking up the phone to reach potential customers or investors for the first time. Here are seven tips to overcome your fears and prepare to win.
Jane Porter
3 Lessons About Pricing From A&E's Storage Wars
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3 Lessons About Pricing From A&E's Storage Wars

What the popular show about bidding on storage units can teach you about getting the best price.
Jennifer Goforth Gregory
Why a Local Economy's Strength Is Critical to Small-Business Success (Infographic)
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Why a Local Economy's Strength Is Critical to Small-Business Success (Infographic)

A new Bank of America survey reveals that small-business owners rely heavily on their local economies.
Cheryl Winokur Munk
Not a Superhero Entrepreneur? You'll Still Need a Sidekick
Growth Strategies

Not a Superhero Entrepreneur? You'll Still Need a Sidekick

Business is nothing like comic books or the movies, but having sidekick when the going gets tough can't hurt. Here's how to find the Robin to your Batman.
Matthew Toren
The Carolinas Concentrate on Nuclear Energy
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The Carolinas Concentrate on Nuclear Energy

North and South Carolina businesses cluster together to be a leader in the nuclear energy industry.
Catherine Clifford
Are You Taking More Than You Give? 3 Tips for More Balanced Relationships
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Are You Taking More Than You Give? 3 Tips for More Balanced Relationships

How being generous will inspire others to help you and strengthen your business relationships.
Nadia Goodman