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Growth Strategies

Meetings

How to Extract Opportunity From a Cancelled Meeting

When the meeting you spent hours preparing for is abruptly cancelled, use the time to keep making progress
Office Culture

8 Tips for Staying Healthy in an Open Office

Working in close quarters without walls can result in more than ease of collaboration. Here's how to ward off the sharing of germs and infections.
Work-Life Balance

False Assumptions That Perpetuate the Overtime Epidemic in Startups

Founders have a tendency to overextend themselves, and when they model this behavior for employees, they create a perfect storm of stress and burnout for their team.
Etiquette

Maximize the Impact of Handwritten Notes With These 6 Tips

Want to make an impression and differentiate yourself and your company? Do it in writing.
Customers

Before You Break Up With That Problem Customer, Go Down This List

Firing a client is a very serious decision that should not be taken lightly. So do these four things before it gets to that point.
Licensing

To Build a Great Licensing Partnership, Discuss Expectations Early

A brand license works best when the licensors and licensees understand what to expect from each other. Misunderstandings are frustrating and costly.
Accelerators

A Peek at the Startups in Disney's First-Ever Accelerator Program

Running the gamut from products for children to houses of high-tech, each winner will receive $120,000 in investment capital and mentoring from top Disney execs.
Interviewing

17 Ridiculous Questions Google Has Stopped Asking During Interviews

Google often asks potential hires to think outside the box, but these interview questions are so absurd the tech company eventually banned them.
Hiring

How to Recruit Salespeople Who Will Deliver Dramatic Returns

These moneymakers are key players in boosting your bottom line. Here are five tips for finding them.
Ridesharing Apps

Lyft Is Hurrying to Catch Up With Uber

Ridesharing technology companies are becoming fiercely competitive, chasing new territories and slashing their prices.
Hiring

9 Questions to Ask Candidates' References

Job seekers aim to present themselves in the best light. But the very people they offer to validate their claims might point to other useful information.
Hiring

10 Steps for Hiring Your Next Rock Star

The right person can help you launch your company to new heights. Is your hiring practice strategic, thorough and consistent?
Small Business Growth

How to Not Be Swamped When Sales Finally Begin Flooding In

An abrupt spike in sales can rock a startup. Seven entrepreneurs who have been through it tell their stories.
Productivity

Why Your 'To Do' List Is Failing You

Instead of listing to-do's, try keeping a "done" list.