Growth Strategies

Finance

Why Raising Capital Is a 4-Step Process

Seeking funding for your business shouldn't be a one-time endeavor. Here are four stages of business development that can serve as a road map for your funding strategy.
Growth Strategies

About.me's Tony Conrad on Starting Up and Making a Big Exit

YE's Antonio Neves sat down with the entrepreneur, who in 2010 after just four short days in business sold the personal-homepage site to AOL. Conrad talks about the blockbuster exit and why he decided to take About.me back.
Finance

3 Lessons for Seasoned Entrepreneurs From CNBC's 'Crowd Rules'

Even experienced business owners can fall into counterproductive habits. The premier episode of CNBC's new small business reality show aims to solve them.
Growth Strategies

In Major Hiring Push, Web Hosting Powerhouse Go Daddy to Expand Its Services

A look at Go Daddy's plan for growth and new offerings in an effort to target small businesses.
Growth Strategies

How to Find a Co-Working Space That's Right for Your Startup

Not all co-working spaces are alike. YE Coach Antonio Neves offers some key factors to consider before you sign up.
Growth Strategies

How to Cut Through the Clutter and Make the Best Decisions

Making clear-headed decisions is the ability to see beyond your entrenched biases and move your business forward. Here's how to do it.
Growth Strategies

When a Family Business Should Outsource Human Resources

In this case study, Philadelphia's Buzz Marketing hired a pro to handle HR, saving the owner time and tension over family hires.
Growth Strategies

Co-Working NYC: An Inside Look at WeWork Labs

In our co-working series, NYU students give us the skinny on hot spaces in NYC. First up is WeWork Labs' SoHo location, a place where fun and innovation have been known to collide.
Growth Strategies

3 Ways to Find Your Perfect Board of Advisors

Successful leaders know how to seek out advice. Having a board of advisors that can help you assess key decisions is important to the growth of your business. Here are three ways to build your board.
Leadership

Leaning In: The 10 Fastest-Growing Women-Owned Businesses

Women Presidents Organization reveals its annual ranking of the top 50 women-led businesses in North America. We look at the leaders of the pack.
Growth Strategies

Inside Small-Business Growth: Top Industries and Other Success Secrets (Infographic)

A look at the obstacles entrepreneurs are facing, their strategies for staying on top, and the industries with the most opportunities.
Growth Strategies

10 Best States for Starting a Business

A U.S. Chamber of Commerce study out this week breaks down what each state in the U.S. is doing to promote small-business growth.
Growth Strategies

Entrepreneurs See Brighter Days for Their Business, Not the Economy

In two surveys released today, small-business owners report being more optimistic about their company's future, though concerns persist about government regulation, the economy, taxes and health care.
Starting a Business

How Stagnation -- and Pivoting -- Can Crush a Startup

Stagnation may warrant radical change, but 'pivots' are too often punts -- not thoughtful, strategic redirections. Rather than undertake drastic measures in haste, startups ought to consider a regimen of constant flux.
Entrepreneurs

What I Learned About Running a Startup From Econ 101

Student entrepreneur Joseph Draschil on the theory of comparative advantage and how your startup would do well to learn about it.