Growth Strategies

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5 Tips for Generating Breakout Opportunities

Reid Hoffman, investor and co-founder of LinkedIn, and Ben Casnocha, entrepreneur and author, share valuable tips on cultivating and seizing make-or-break opportunities.

Richard Branson on Building an Empire

Richard Branson built his Virgin Group empire attacking niches dominated by legacy companies. Now he's extending his entrepreneurial philosophies to a new market that's out of this world.
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How Small Shops Economize by Sharing Space

Retailers can learn about such opportunities from brokers, matchmaking services or simply word-of-mouth.
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B Corps: The Next Generation of Company?

A Pennsylvania nonprofit, B Lab, is working to make businesses agents of social and environmental change.
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Online Education for Young Entrepreneurs: Worth Your Time?

For busy entrepreneurs, an online degree may be a just-right option. But definitely weigh your options carefully.
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Is Pivoting a Smart Strategy for Young Entrepreneurs?

The benefits of switching gears are being heralded left and right these days. And though it can be painful, it may be a strategy that businesses of any age can get behind.
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7 Lessons Every Young Entrepreneur Can Learn From 'Shark Tank'

Even as the shark-infested TV show can be intimidating, the business lessons are plentiful. Here are some inspired tips that even off-camera entrepreneurs can learn.
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What to Consider Before Quitting Your Day Job

Keeping a steady job can help sustain you and yours while your business is just getting off the ground. Here are five factors to consider before letting go of your 9 to 5.
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How to Start Up with Mom and Dad on Your Side

The ties you form early will help mold you in life and in business. Here's how to keep your parents happy and on your side while you're starting up.
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Chobani Yogurt's Success Starts Where a Giant Left Off

Chobani's founder Hamdi Ulukaya tells the story of his company's modest beginnings and current growing pains.
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How the 'Little Guy' Can Partner With Big Companies

If you're a little guy, there are plenty of ways to partner with a much larger company. Here are seven.
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What Makes Facebook Worth So Much

After Facebook's IPO, the social network is being valued at about $100 billion. Here's how you can try to emulate that success.
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Is Your Staff Sabotaging Your Pricing Strategy?

Making sure your sales team understands the way profit works can help you rein in a staff full of discount-givers and negotiators.
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Fair Trade's Growing Pains: Pivoting a Successful Model

The founder of the Fair Trade certification program in the U.S. is dealing with the struggles that come with expanding a successful operation.
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What I Learned About Great Meetings from Steve Jobs

One principle that is key to Apple's success is keeping meetings small and attended by the smartest people.