Growth Strategies

Growth Strategies

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.
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10 Tips for Forming a Board of Directors

Forming a board of directors can help a business grow to the next level. Here are tips for recruiting and retaining one.
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Product Placement's Future: The 'Gossip Girl,' Birchbox Mashup?

The cosmetics darling will offer customers a 'Gossip Girl'-inspired selection of goodies in May. If this branding hookup is the harbinger of what's to come, consider these tips for amping up your own offerings.
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How Partnerships Can Help Extend Your Small Marketing Budget

One great way to stretch a small marketing budget is to find a marketing partner that can help you boost exposure for your products.
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How to Stop Your Business From Sinking Like the Titanic

This weekend marks the 100th anniversary of the RMS Titanic's sinking. As a business owner, you want to avoid capsizing. Here are five lessons you can learn from Titanic's fate.
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Facebook's Instagram Buy to Kick Off Venture Capital Feeding Frenzy

The young startup has a small staff and no revenue, but Facebook's decision to buy is not just a blind gamble. Other venture capital firms will be looking to invest in similar companies.
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Why Your Business Needs to Pay Attention to Consumer Feedback

A study of more than 11 million consumer conversations online takes a close look at how people review and purchase products online -- and how user-generated reviews can affect your own brand or business.
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Can You Design Your Own Luck?

A new book by Beth Goldstein argues that luck isn't random - and business owners who put themselves in the right position can achieve success.
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How Guppy 'Treps Fared After a Swim in the 'Shark Tank'

Here's a look at what happened to three companies once their young founders got investors to take the bait.
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Getting More Profit for Your Business

Profit should be at the top of any business owner's mind. Here are three tips for making sure yours keeps growing.
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Four Ways LinkedIn Can Help Your Business Grow

Here's how to use the professional social network to find marketing prospects and more.
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Do You Know the Best Way to Grow Your Business?

Once your business launches, it's time to grow. But it's important to grow smart. Here's a look at why the Shark Tank investors passed on one great company after taking a look at its growth plan.