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Growth Strategies

Partnerships

Looking for a Partner? Learn These 8 Essentials First.

First, figure out why you're taking a partner, then work out these details how you will do so.
Success Stories

Because Life Isn't Easy: 4 Secrets of Success Amid Adversity

Tragedy and personal setbacks can ruin you, or inspire you to do more with your life. Here's some advice.
Legal

When is a Leave of Absence an Appropriate ADA Accommodation?

As part of the law, you may have to let employees take some time off. Here are three questions to ask when making your decision.
Startup Basics

4 Assumptions Keeping Your Startup Grounded

Transitioning from startup to profitable business is painstaking and arduous. Many entrepreneurs have assumptions about the process that can make it endless.
Startup Basics

Steer Clear of These 5 Pitch Mistakes

These tips will show you what not to do when you are presenting your idea to angel investors.
Trep Talk

All Successful Entrepreneurs Do These 3 Things

WhistlePig Founder Raj Peter Bhakta experienced his fair share of business flops before founding a multimillion dollar brand. In this video, he summarizes what he has learned about building a successf...
Recruitment

6 Signs It's Time to Find a New Hiring Strategy

New technology can significantly decrease the duration of the entire interview process, at every stage.
Advertising

Like Airbnb, Birchbox Jumps to TV with First Commercial

Digitally-minded startups are taking to TV to raise their profiles and reach new users.
Sales

Sell Like a (Literal) Rock Star With These 5 Takeaways

Use these lessons from some of the biggest acts in music to up your game with your clients.
Customer Relationship

Don't Let Your Business Be Held Hostage by a Nightmare Client

Here are the warning signs that a customer relationship is turning toxic and you need to get out.
Esquire Guy

The Esquire Guy on Fraternizing With the Competition

Relax, be generous and don't look like you're trying to take control.
Employment

Small Businesses Extend Hiring at Best Post-Recession Clip

There's still a lot of worry about adding new employees, but the pace of hiring is at an eight-year high.
Regulations

Tread Lightly on Regulating the Sharing Economy

When calls for consumer protection come from competitors, policymakers should be cautious.
Managing Employees

Turns Out It Is Illegal to Force Employees to Be Positive

We all want positive employees. But employer policies that mandate that attitude now are unlawful.