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Growth Strategies

Growth Strategies

If You Want Your Business to Win in the Long-Term, Don't Take Shortcuts

Are you willing to invest time and money in things that won't pay off for a year or more?
Growth Strategies

Why Give Up a Stake in Your Business? Because 20 Percent of Something Is Worth More Than 100 Percent of Nothing.

If you think you are going to build your empire all by yourself, you are in for a very slow and painful climb.
Leadership

7 Steps to Quickly Becoming an Influential Expert in Any Field

Developing the relationships you need to succeed can't be done if you are self-absorbed and transactional.
Problem Solvers Podcast

Podcast: This Founder Shares Why the Philosophy 'Don't Hire 'Til It Hurts' Went Horribly Wrong for His Company

In the latest episode of 'Problem Solvers,' the co-founder of software company Zapier talks about not only knowing how to hire a stellar team but when to onboard people.
Meetings

8 Steps to Take After Booking a Meeting to Make Certain the Meeting Is Productive

Getting a meeting feels like a win. To make the feeling reality, put some work in beforehand.
Research

5 Ways to Do Original Research Faster and More Cheaply

Recycling existing ideas (with subtle new twists) is easy, but what customers really want is new data they've never seen before.
Marketing

3 Unconventional Sales Tactics That Will Close More Deals

If you keep marketing the same way you have in the past, you'll keep getting the same results. Try something different.
Growth Strategies

4 Preparations You Can Take Now to Avoid Being Crushed in the Next Crash

When times are bad, you know they will get better. So don't fool yourself about what's coming when times are good.
Ready for Anything

Never Doubt Yourself but Always Have a Plan B

A side gig can be your treasured second stream of income or your safety net, depending on how Plan A is working out.
Honesty

How to Make Sales Without Constantly Asking for Them

Run your business from the heart, not your wallet.
Grow Your Business

The Minute You Stop Chasing Trends Is When You Will Start Building a Real Business

Being the first to hop on the latest thing gets you nowhere unless you have a plan.
Experiences

Education vs. Experience: Which One Is More Important?

As we hit 'back to the school' season, many people may start to think whether college education is a must.