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Growth Strategies

Take It From The Pros

Stop Wasting Time on Your Company's Weaknesses

Investing in your differentiators is the best path to long-term success.
Sales

10 Sales Platforms to Help You Boost Revenue in 2017

Guided selling software is vital for all sales reps, though those new to the world of selling (or your business) can especially benefit.
Relationships

Without Trust There Is No Meaningful Relationship

Cyclone Energy Group President and CEO Benjamin "Benny" Skelton says people should not be treated as a commodity in business.
Take It From The Pros

4 Habits of Highly Profitable Entrepreneurs

Being profitable doesn't come easy, though from the outside, it may seem that way.
Inspiring Your Team

How to Distinguish Potential From Pedigree When Reviewing Resumes

Research shows companies with diverse teams are more successful but over-reliance on resumes results in homogenous hiring.
worth-knowing

3 Ways Your Past Wins Are Blocking Your Future Successes

It's easier to bask in the glow of the glory days than it is to put in the hard work to defend your spot at the top.
Raises

8 Reasons Giving Your Employees a Raise Will Hurt Your Business

Flex schedules and an inspiring work environment may be more effective in motivating your employees than a higher salary.
Time Management

3 Ways to Figure out the Value of Your Time as an Entrepreneur

Setting a value for your time may seem unnecessary, or redundant, but it's a valuable decision-making tool.
Inspiring Your Team

How to Create Company Culture and Communicate Your 'Why' Throughout

Author Jill Schiefelbein chats with Adam Elsesser, CEO of Penumbra, about relaying the customer experience to your employees.
Customer Service

See You at the Top: A Guide to Winning at Customer Service

If your customer has a beloved cat, as one company learned, ask after the feline; you'll get results.
Automation

5 Areas to Automate to Drastically Increase Your Business Productivity

Automating certain areas in your business can provide time to strategize and develop new business.
Inspiring Your Team

6 Overlooked Ways Small Companies Can Compete for Big Talent

Sure, you can't attract talent with salaries matching those of the tech giant down the street. But you may have something of value that tech giant will never have.
Inspiring Your Team

The 3 Most Common -- and Costly -- Hiring Mistakes

The hiring process is a long and winding road. At any stage, a poor decision could result in a bad hire.
Entrepreneurs

From Paul McCartney to Radiohead, What Executives Can Learn from Musicians

Never underestimate the power of collaboration, innovation and consumer engagement.
Infographics

The Top Trade Exports from Every State (Infographic)

The export industry supports more than 41 millions jobs in the U.S.