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Growth Strategies

Business Growth

5 Must-Track Metrics to Keep Your Startup Alive

Monitor your company's progress on cash flow, investment prospecting, hiring, customers and product development.
Growth Strategies

6 Changes Organizations Should Make Today

These steps will most likely bring improved performance to businesses. So what's stopping you?
Problem Customers

When to Fire That, Er, Abusive or Disruptive Customer

If the emotional or economic toll from serving abrasive or low-profit customers outweighs the return, think about an exit strategy.
Growing a Business

4 Tips for Preparing Your Business to Grow

Who doesn't want her business to scale? But getting enough customers to make your company sustainable can be challenging. Here are a few ways to make the process a bit easier.
Pitch contests

4 Ways to Dominate a Pitch Competition

Win or lose, entering a contest can be a good way to meet investors. But let's be honest -- it's better to win.
Publicity Stunts

Man Covers His Naked Body in 460,000 Bees to Promote Honey Line

She Ping, a 34-year-old merchant from Chongqing, China, employed a practice known as ‘bee-bearding' in order to generate buzz for his honey business.
Human Resources

The 3 Hires I Wish I'd Made Sooner

Here are the commonly overlooked positions that will help you smooth out operations at and help grow your company.
Profits

To Be Results Focused, Stop Focusing On Results

Too often, entrepreneur and managers try to force profitably, resulting in little change to the bottom line. Instead, they should approach it organically.
Review Sites

In the Face of Ruinous Online Reviews, Businesses Today Are Turning the Tables

If the internet has created a space where consumers are free to sound off at will on sites like Yelp, to what extent do business owners have the right to respond?
Trep Talk

Pitching a Fashion Line to Investors? Brush Up on Your Storytelling Skills

Paige Dellavalle's jewelry line survived Shark Tank on ABC and the founder says she owes it all to her mastering the art of the pitch.
Hiring Tips

6 Ways to Land the Perfect Employee Who Isn't Job Hunting

Sometimes the best match for a new post is a talented worker happily working at another firm. Here's how to lure them away.
Quitting a Job

Why Amazon Pays Employees Up to $5,000 to Quit

In a letter to shareholders, Jeff Bezos revealed an interesting company policy that seeks to foster a passionate and dedicated workforce.
Starting a Business

The Formula Startups Use to Make Billions (Infographic)

Startup organization Funders and Founders pulled back the veil on the startup lifecycle in this infographic, which was inspired by legendary investor Paul Graham's famous essay, 'How to Start a Startu...
Growth Strategies

The One Thing You Need to Keep Your Business Relevant

California's large highways represent the flexibility you'd want in your venture.