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Growth Strategies

Inspiring Your Team

Think You Need to Hire? Think Again.

Asking yourself these three questions can help ensure that your company can afford to hire and will select the right person.
Growth Strategies

Why Hating the Competition Will Get You Nowhere

Entrepreneurs often view competitors as their arch enemy, but often rivals will make their own startup stronger. Here is five reasons why.
Growth Strategies

Going Global: The Secret to Being Everywhere at Once

While scaling a business globally can be an exciting, it can also be challenging. Jamie Wong of Vayable offers up advice on how a lean startup can scale internationally.
Growth Strategies

9 in 10 Customers Will Switch to the Competition If You Don't Treat Them Well (Infographic)

Here's a look at customer satisfaction rates across industries and why those rates matter.
Growth Strategies

99 Percent of November's Franchise Growth Was in the Restaurant Industry (Infographic)

According to the ADP National Franchise Report, the U.S. added 13,070 new franchise jobs in the last month, with 12,970 of them in the restaurant sector.
Project Grow

To Boost Innovation, Reboot Your Conversations

Your staffers have great ideas to improve your company that they aren't sharing with you. Tweak how you communicate to ensure the trust and collaboration needed for innovation.
Take It From The Pros

Make Your Voice and Look an Active Part of Your Brand

How you sound and dress influence how people perceive you, so be thoughtful and consistent.
Take It From The Pros

Step Away From the Foosball Table. Financials are Important, Too.

Entrepreneurs Andy Medley and Scott Hill built their Indianapolis marketing and promotions firm PERQ by nurturing office culture, sometimes to a fault. Employees still have fun, but their focus these...
Starting a Business

What Types of Entrepreneurs Become Employers?

If a small-business owner is going to hire any employees at all, chances are he or she will do so in the first three years, according to a new study.
Inspiring Your Team

Startup Founders: Be Your Own Salesperson

No one knows a product better than the person who thought it up. Who better to deal with customers?
Growth Strategies

Coca-Cola Splits in Effort to Focus on Franchising

Coca-Cola Co. announced yesterday that it is splitting its operations to expedite refranchising of its bottling system.
Growth Strategies

Starbucks Now Offers Fizz as a Customized Add-On in Some Shops

Pumpkin spice latte… with bubbles? Starbucks is now allowing customers in select stores to carbonate coffee and tea beverages.
Take It From The Pros

5 Great Traits Effective Entrepreneurs Share

New Year's resolutions season is upon us and what better way to start 2014 than by understanding what truly drives success.
Inspiring Your Team

How to Make Your First Hire Less Terrifying

Bringing on your first employee can be a scary but a necessary task. Karim Abouelnaga of Practice Makes Perfect provides tips on how to make the process less painful.
worth-knowing

The Moz CEO's Wonderfully Refreshing Reason for Stepping Down

Rand Fishkin loves his company and has passion by the boatload. But he has come to hate his job.