Growth Strategies

Does Your Small Business Suffer from Owner Neglect?
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Does Your Small Business Suffer from Owner Neglect?

If you've been checked out and letting your business's problems multiply, restaurant expert Jon Taffer from the series 'Bar Rescue' has some tips on how to turn things around.
Carol Tice
How Online Retailers Can Ride the Exports Growth Wave
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How Online Retailers Can Ride the Exports Growth Wave

Online sales are still booming in Spain, Brazil, China, Russia and Mexico, and their ecommerce growth rates are expected to outpace U.S. growth in the next four years. Here are eight tips for e-tailers seeking to improve their appeal to overseas shoppers.
Carol Tice
At LinkedIn Town Hall, Entrepreneurs' Questions Go Unanswered
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At LinkedIn Town Hall, Entrepreneurs' Questions Go Unanswered

In the President's LinkedIn Town Hall, Barack Obama answered many questions about how to help the unemployed. But some small-business owners say he didn't discuss their needs enough.
Carol Tice
Three Business Lessons from 'Moneyball'
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Three Business Lessons from 'Moneyball'

Here are the top takeaways from the story of how the Oakland A's changed the way baseball teams do business.
Jason Fell
Obama Asks for Entrepreneurs' Questions on LinkedIn
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Obama Asks for Entrepreneurs' Questions on LinkedIn

President Barack Obama is currently taking questions on LinkedIn. The request brought more than 700 comments within hours, and lots of them aren't very polite.
Carol Tice
Five Ways to Give Your Seasonal Business an Off-Season Boost
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Five Ways to Give Your Seasonal Business an Off-Season Boost

There are a number of ways to keep the money coming in, even after your high season has passed. Think creatively, learn more about the needs of your customers, and test new ideas, even if they may seem a bit zany.
Gwen Moran
Jonathan Fields Knows What's Killing Your Business Growth
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Jonathan Fields Knows What's Killing Your Business Growth

Bold movers are often just as scared as you are. Here are author Jonathan Fields' tips for conquering uncertainty to move forward.
Carol Tice
A Lesson in Growing Your Brand from the 'Pawn Stars'
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A Lesson in Growing Your Brand from the 'Pawn Stars'

Here's a look at the many ways the stars of 'Pawn Stars' have leveraged their fame.
Carol Tice
Why Portland's Beer Economy Is 'Hoppy'
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Why Portland's Beer Economy Is 'Hoppy'

The right mix of ingredients makes Portland's brew economy one of the biggest in the world.
Diana Ransom
Six Ideas for Immediate Job Creation: Will They Work?
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Six Ideas for Immediate Job Creation: Will They Work?

How can we get the economy back on track and create jobs? Here are six ideas from the President, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and others.
Carol Tice
Insights: Spanx's Sara Blakely on Finding New Ideas
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Insights: Spanx's Sara Blakely on Finding New Ideas

Inventor and founder Sara Blakely on how she comes up with new ideas for her body-slimming undergarment company.
Ameen Khwaja
Five to Follow on Twitter for Upcycling
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Five to Follow on Twitter for Upcycling

LooptWorks founder Scott Hamlin reveals his list of top tweeters for upcycling.
Kara Ohngren Prior
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