Growth Strategies

The Ethics Coach Tackles Thorny Issues of Ownership and If Pay-for-Play Is Ever OK
Run a Better Business

The Ethics Coach Tackles Thorny Issues of Ownership and If Pay-for-Play Is Ever OK

Our resident ethics coach tackles your tricky ethical dilemmas, such as is 'you scratch my back, I'll scratch yours' ever an acceptable business practice?
Gael O'Brien
How to Set the Right Goals for Your Business
Growth Strategies

How to Set the Right Goals for Your Business

Being laser focused about how you're going to grow your business is critical. Here are a few ways to approach setting goals.
Peter S. Cohan
5 Secrets to Increasing Customer Retention -- and Profits
Marketing

5 Secrets to Increasing Customer Retention -- and Profits

One-time customers aren't going to fuel the continued growth of your business. Retaining customers is crucial to your long-term success.
Brian Honigman
8 Lessons From Nerd Culture
Growth Strategies

8 Lessons From Nerd Culture

Nerdist founder Chris Hardwick shares his business lessons from the best of nerd culture.
John Patrick Pullen
5 Small Ways to Use Big Data to Majorly Improve Business
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5 Small Ways to Use Big Data to Majorly Improve Business

Big data can seem intimidating, but these five strategies can make using it easy and beneficial to your company's growth.
Adam Kleinberg
The 10 Types of People You Meet at Conferences (Infographic)
Growth Strategies

The 10 Types of People You Meet at Conferences (Infographic)

Looking to best allocate your networking time at conferences? Check out the 10 people you meet at conferences.
Andrea Huspeni
4 Steps to Deal with an Employee's Substance Abuse Problem
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4 Steps to Deal with an Employee's Substance Abuse Problem

If you suspect that an employee has a drug or alcohol addiction, here are four steps to help protect your business.
Gwen Moran
Why Big Brands Want to Be More Like Your Startup
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Why Big Brands Want to Be More Like Your Startup

As an entrepreneur, you have opportunities and qualities more and more big companies are clamoring to emulate. Here are three and how to capitalize on them.
Peter S. Cohan
Your Company's Obamacare Game Plan
Growth Strategies

Your Company's Obamacare Game Plan

Bookmark this benefit strategy timeline to make the most of the year-long extension.
Arlene Weintraub
How Pivoting Helped This Startup Win Over Nordstrom
Growth Strategies

How Pivoting Helped This Startup Win Over Nordstrom

The co-founder of OrigAudio Jason Lucash discusses how listening to customers led to a change in product strategy and a major bump in revenue.
Jason Lucash
Fewer Than 50 Staffers? Your Four Main Obamacare Options
Growth Strategies

Fewer Than 50 Staffers? Your Four Main Obamacare Options

A recent webinar outlines the choices businesses need to make under the Affordable Care Act.
Dinah Wisenberg Brin
Scoring Government Contracts Takes an Increasing Amount of Time and Money
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Scoring Government Contracts Takes an Increasing Amount of Time and Money

A new report from American Express on small-business owners doing business with the U.S. government shows that active contractors spent almost $129,000 in the past year seeking out those opportunities.
Catherine Clifford
3 Ways Pinterest is Shaping Its Future
Marketing

3 Ways Pinterest is Shaping Its Future

The popular image-sharing site looks toward improved search results and expanding its ecommerce capabilities.
Katherine Gray
Pushy Sales Reps and Unreliable Vendors: How to Survive in the Unpredictable World of Business
Growth Strategies

Pushy Sales Reps and Unreliable Vendors: How to Survive in the Unpredictable World of Business

Green Bean salad-shop owner delves into how she handles dealing with unpredictable people.
Sarah Haselkorn
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