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Growth Strategies

Growth Strategies

The Golden Rule of Starting Up: Product-Market Fit

Ideas are a dime a dozen. But to be successful, your product needs to be something customers want. Here are a few tips on how to ensure you satisfy product-market fit.
Growth Strategies

Building a Sustainable Brand -- One Thoughtful Step at a Time

HAVEN founder Kayce White explains what she's gleaned from the rapid growth of her all-natural cleaning products business.
Growth Strategies

5 Ways to Keep Your Home-Based Business Running Through the Holidays

Christmas and New Year's can be stressful, and take a toll on your business. Here's how to keep the company humming through the holidays.
Growth Strategies

McDonald's U.S. November Sales Unexpectedly Fall

McDonald's same-store restaurant sales fell 0.8 percent in November, dragging worldwide sales short of monthly predictions.
Growth Strategies

10 Strategies for Overcoming Creativity Block

We all find a rut and lose inspiration. But getting your creative juices flowing again isn't as hard as you may think.
Growth Strategies

6 Signs It's Time to Turn Your Startup in a New Direction

Few startup ideas are perfect; that's why it's important to recognize when you need a course correction in your idea, pitch, product or execution.
Growth Strategies

U.S. Businesses Could Have Been Mandela's Best Ally

Amid the justified praise of Nelson Mandela, it is proper time to question whether a pro-business approach could have created a greater South Africa.
Growth Strategies

10 Questions to Ask When Applying to a Startup Accelerator

Insider tips on how to best find and apply to the right accelerator for your company.
Growth Strategies

Why Reputation Management Is Critical to Your Personal Brand

As your personal and professional networks expand online, be consistent with your brand positioning and with the followers you have gathered.
Growth Strategies

6 Simple, Low-Tech Ways to Reduce Shoplifting

Lighting and personal greetings are among the low-tech ways you and can make your store less attractive to thieves.
Marketing

How to Set Your Brand Up For Success

With entrepreneurship in vogue, new companies are popping up every day. But getting your brand to stand out from the crowd, takes work. Wisconsin restaurants L'Etoile and Graze figured out how to do j...
Growth Strategies

When Planning for the Future, Keep Your Past in Perspective

In order to grow and improve your startup, it helps to take a close look at hidden and existing assets.
Growth Strategies

8 Questions to Ask Now and to Keep Asking in the Year Ahead

In order to grow your business, consider these questions and determine where you can make important improvements.
Growth Strategies

The 10 Most Corrupt and Least Corrupt Countries in the World

Not sure where to set up shop abroad? Worried that foreign governments might try to shake you down? Find out which countries are squeaky clean and which are dirty when it comes to public sector corrup...