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Growth Strategies

Growth Strategies

Picking up the Pieces: Sandy's Impact on Small Businesses

The hurricane devastated homes and businesses on the East Coast this week. Some smallbusinesses rode out the storm; others weren't so lucky. Here's a look.
Project Grow

Want to Nurture Creativity Among Employees? Assign Crazy.

Not every company can become the next Apple or Google, but if you want to give it a go, utilize one of your best assets: employees. Here are nine tips for inspiring creative thinking.
Growth Strategies

3 Tips for Learning From Your Business Failures

College entrepreneur Cam Jacox on how he turned his setbacks into opportunities.
Growth Strategies

Inside the Success of Second-to-Market Companies

Innovators may grab the glory, but late-to-market companies can still finish first.
Growth Strategies

Business Partners: 5 Tips for Finding the Ying to Your Yang

Start-up expert Rebekah Iliff says the key to finding an ideal partner or co-founder is first understanding your own strengths and future desires.
Growth Strategies

David Segal on DAVIDsTEA: North America's Next Starbucks?

While this startup likely won't topple the reigning queen of coffee anytime soon, the skill and backing required to open up shop across North America shouldn't be underestimated.
Business Moving Forward

How Two College Buddies Transformed CustomMade.com

A site once reserved for woodworkers to advertise their services is today helping young-entrepreneur makers quit their jobs -- and still earn a living.
Project Grow

Bertrand Sosa on Re-Energizing Small Businesses

NetSpend co-founder Bertrand Sosa says cities like Austin support entrepreneurs -- and there needs to more towns like that in the U.S. Plus, he recommends finding a partner.
Growth Strategies

Shelly Sun on the Burden of Health Care (Opinion)

No matter who wins in November, our next president must work to get small-business health-care costs under control, writes Shelly Sun, co-founder of the BrightStar Care franchise.
Marketing

Luckyrice Taps Into a Ready Market

An Asian-focused food festival marketing company waited for the right moment to open.
Growth Strategies

How to Balance an Overwhelming Course Load With Starting Up

College entrepreneur Eric Muli shares how he managed to get the most out of his classes while still growing his business.
Growth Strategies

How to Foster a Feedback-Friendly Company

These four tips will make your employees happier and your company more productive.
Leadership

Facebook's Lessons in Leadership

Here's what budding entrepreneurs can learn from Zuckerberg's path to becoming a successful CEO.