Growth Strategies

Startup Kit

The Price Is Right: Turning a Profit in the Event Planning Business

Learn how to set prices that are high enough to keep your profitable but not high enough to scare away prospective customers.
Innovation

5 Ways Your Startup Can Continue to Innovate in a Fast-Paced World

Even with resource constraints, smaller companies do have major advantages in developing and rolling out innovative products: They move fast and are not constrained by the processes and bureaucracy that hinder larger companies.
Inspiration

6 Ways to Change Your Environment to Be More Inspiring

Sometimes to get out of a rut, entrepreneurs must look beyond their internal voice of intuition to get motivated.
Conflict

How Office Politics Can Tank Your Small Company

When you are trying to grow your business, you want to focus on the business itself, not internal conflicts.
Transparency

Let's Be Real: Why Transparency in Business Should Be the Norm

It's clear there's a real need for businesses to be open -- with both consumers and employees.
Buying a Business

4 Tips to Follow Before Buying a Business

Purchasing an existing venture can be very rewarding, or it can be a nightmare.
Productivity

Take a Break From Your Business

It may seem counterproductive, but the best way to grow your business may be to distance yourself from it for a little while.
Impact Investing

This Woman Might Be the Most Successful Impact Investor You've Never Heard Of

How New York-based Sari Miller is making a difference around the world.
Persuasion

15 Secrets of Really Persuasive People

Whether you're convincing someone to invest in your startup or your boss to let you take on a project, persuasion is a skill that's instrumental to your success in life.
Client Relationship Management

Strategies for Saying No: When and How to Turn Down Opportunities

Learn how to step back from opportunities without closing doors.
Presentations

4 Ways to Get C-Suite Executives to Notice You Online

Presenting your product at this level is a completely different type of sales strategy.
Customer Loyalty

3 Ways to Increase Customer Loyalty

People remain committed to a brand they feel a connection to.
Managing Employees

Onboarding: 5 Steps to Get New Salespeople Up to Speed

The first day on the job is just the beginning.
Time Management

3 Reasons to Say 'See Ya' to the Time-Honored Timesheet

The outdated method of tracking an employee's work day is a waste of time for all involved.
Managing Employees

After Zayn Malik Leaves One Direction, Heartbroken Fans Ask for Time Off of Work

Would you give an employee compassionate leave to mourn the departure of pop star Zayn Malik?