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Growth Strategies

Growth Strategies

Girl Scout Cookie Sales Are Blazing Outside of a California Marijuana Clinic

An entrepreneurial 13-year-old sold 117 boxes of Girl Scout cookies in two hours after setting up shop outside of a local medical marijuana clinic.
Growth Strategies

5 Ways Data Can Help You Stay Ahead of the Game

Knowing how to leverage data can help a company better gain new users, tap into existing users and increase revenue.
Growth Strategies

7 Ways Your Employees Are Stealing From You

Is one of your employees augmenting their paycheck -- at your expense? Here are some ways they may do just that.
Starting a Business

Starting Up? 4 Ways to Turn Your Former Employer Into an Ally.

Quitting your job to launch your own business can be a hard pill for your company to swallow, particularly if your company is in the same industry. Here's some advice.
Starting a Business

ZenPayroll Raises $20 Million in Series A Funding

The cloud-based payroll company plans to hire more employees and extend its reach.
Finance

Get a $250,000 Loan in 24 Hours. But Beware, It's Expensive.

New York City-based OnDeck Capital launched a new loan program today that gives small-business owners access to a significant amount of cash in a flash.
Growth Strategies

How to Acquire a Small Business (and Keep Employees Happy)

While there are many books, resources and advisers dealing with M&As at large corporations, there isn't a whole lot of information about acquiring small companies. Here are a few tips to make the road...
Starting a Business

5 Challenges of Being the First to Market

When you have a product in a new field, you have to convince customers to try something new while staying financially afloat.
Finance

In Going Public, Candy Crush Maker Hopes Investors Have a Sweet Tooth

Dublin-based King Media Entertainment filed for an initial public offering early this morning, as investors questioned the company's long-term prospects.
Finance

Online Marketplace Abe's Market to Start Funding Organic Businesses

The team behind online marketplace Abe's Market already gives natural product entrepreneurs a platform to showcase their products. Now, they want to help them grow their businesses by making direct in...
Starting a Business

5 Tips for Making It as a Bootstrapped Company

Contrary to what many believe, startups do not need to nab funding to make it. Still to be a successful company, an entrepreneur needs to have a solid foundation. Here are five tips on how to do it.
Marketing

7 Deadly Sins Businesses Make With Their Reputation

Building a successful reputation online requires a lot more than signing up for Twitter. Here are a few pitfalls to avoid when trying to grow your company's brand.
Growth Strategies

Century-Old Businesses: Their Secrets to Success

It's getting harder to reach 100. We explain what's worked.
Growth Strategies

New York Fashion Week Is a Big Deal for Emerging Designers, Too

As established brands strutted their stuff at the biannual event, young and emerging brands also had a chance to shine.
Marketing

This Is How Small Businesses Are Using Social Media

A new study conducted by LinkedIn with the market research firm TNS reveals that social media has increasingly become the vital axis upon which small and medium-sized businesses turn.