Growth Strategies

Partnerships

Before You Form a Partnership, Make Sure Your Bases Are Covered

No man is an island -- not even you, fearless entrepreneur. And sometimes, you need a partner to help your business take off, but you need to be careful.
Networking Events

9 Hotel Spaces to Jazz Up Your Next Networking Event

If unusual venues catch your fancy and you yearn to stage the ultimate gathering, these spots may just do the trick.
Organization

The 3 Lists Every Entrepreneur Must Make

Lists help entrepreneurs stay focused and organized -- two habits imperative for a successful venture.
Market Research

How Entrepreneurs Can Benefit From Frugal Experiments

Startups can snatch success from the jaws of failure by doing research on a shoestring.
Brilliant Ideas

GE's Beth Comstock: Here's How I Sell An Idea

You put it out there, but then you have to be prepared to defend your brilliant idea.
Work-Life Balance

4 Ways Startup Employers Fail at Work-Life Balance

Does your new company veer dangerously close to staff burnout? See some remedies.
Competition

Wal-Mart, Target Gird for Toughest Black Friday Battle Yet

The retailers are offering deeper and longer discounts this coming Black Friday, fighting to win a holiday neither can afford to lose.
Personal Development

6 Strategies for Transforming Your Life and Business Now

New Year's resolutions have some value but every day is your opportunity to change your life.
International Business

Tech Solutions Are Beginning to Smooth the Bumpy Road to Selling Retail Across Borders

Ecommerce allows retailers large and small to sell nationally but borders remain significant barriers to foreign markets. Patience and newly available technology can change that.
Hiring

6 Tips to Help Your Company Hire More Veterans

It takes work and effort to create a successful hiring program for servicepeople, but the rewards to your company can be exponential.
Cloud Computing

How Using the Cloud Can Help Make Video Production a Snap

With cloud computing taking over how we do business, video teams should also be utilizing this online network to simplify production.
Growth Strategies

How to Know If Your Business Has Reached the Next Level

The first three levels of size are largely determined not by revenue or employees, but by you.
Trust

4 Ways Your Virtual Business Can Build Customer Confidence and Credibility

Just because you can't meet face-to-face with your customers, doesn't mean you can't build trust from a distance.
Growth Strategies

Consider These 10 Strategies When Preparing to Grow Your Company

There are concrete steps you can take as your progress your startup to the next level.
Messaging

Microsoft Ditches Lync for New Skype for Business Suite

By merging Skype with Lync, its enterprise-specific messaging system, Microsoft looks to be gaining on Facebook Messenger.