Growth Strategies

Did the Recession Skip Your Business?
Growth Strategies

Did the Recession Skip Your Business?

A new study shows industries and states where business failure rates actually declined during the recession. See how your state stacked up.
Carol Tice
Big Businesses Horn In On Small Business Week
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Big Businesses Horn In On Small Business Week

To support their small-business customers, big businesses are offering freebies and discounts this week. Here's a small sampling of notable promotions.
Diana Ransom
How to Stage a Small-Business Comeback
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How to Stage a Small-Business Comeback

Three turnaround strategies to survive, and thrive, beyond the recession.
Jane Porter
Obama Asks for Input from High-Growth Entrepreneurs
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Obama Asks for Input from High-Growth Entrepreneurs

The White House's listening tour elicits surprising results from Boulder, Colo., entrepreneurs.
John Arnold
How a Young Fashion Designer Stands Out in a Crowded Market
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How a Young Fashion Designer Stands Out in a Crowded Market

From listening to customers to creating a unique product, Rebecca Minkoff shares her top tips.
Jason Fell
Top Tips on Loyalty and Leadership
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Top Tips on Loyalty and Leadership

Here are a few of the best tips for growing your leadership skills and building customer loyalty.
Carol Tice
Home-Remodeling Businesses Get New Business Models
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Home-Remodeling Businesses Get New Business Models

These entrepreneurs revamped their businesses to survive the economic downturn.
Jason Fell
How Fast-Growing Companies Use Social-Media Marketing
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How Fast-Growing Companies Use Social-Media Marketing

Here's a sampling of how growth-minded businesses use social media to ring in sales.
Diana Ransom
How to Find Hot Franchises in a Cold Market
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How to Find Hot Franchises in a Cold Market

What buyers look for when shopping for a franchise if a famous brand name doesn't top their list.
Jeff Elgin
Why We're Still Lost In Geolocation
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Why We're Still Lost In Geolocation

If you expect services like Foursquare or Gowalla to help grow your business, move past the check-in and offer something of value.
Mikal E. Belicove
Four Contests Offer Small Businesses Cash, Mentoring
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Four Contests Offer Small Businesses Cash, Mentoring

Present a creative idea, and you might take home up to $25,000 in the current crop of contests. Here are details.
Carol Tice
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