Pivots

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This Founder Is a Gambler at Heart. Learn How Risk Led Him to Opportunity.
Taking Risks

This Founder Is a Gambler at Heart. Learn How Risk Led Him to Opportunity.

The founder of a precious metals company shares how risk-taking shaped his life and business.
Lydia Belanger
How Wonder Woman Is Inspiring Business Leaders Worldwide
Business Moving Forward

How Wonder Woman Is Inspiring Business Leaders Worldwide

Entrepreneurs can relate to the many struggles Wonder Woman has achieving her destiny.
John Boitnott
When Pivoting Becomes a Pitfall
Pivots

When Pivoting Becomes a Pitfall

Whatever your problem was, a pivot done badly has big potential for making it worse.
Clate Mask
The Case for Hiring a Re-Founder Before You Pull the Plug on Your Startup
Pivots

The Case for Hiring a Re-Founder Before You Pull the Plug on Your Startup

Founders pursuing their romantic startup vision often need a dispassionate pro to keep things real.
George Deeb
If Your First Idea Doesn't Work, Change It
Problem Solving

If Your First Idea Doesn't Work, Change It

CEO and Co-Founder of Swap.com Juha Koponen discusses the importance of being able to pivot in business.
The Problem With Whole Foods Is the Doritos It Won't Sell
Marketing Strategies

The Problem With Whole Foods Is the Doritos It Won't Sell

When your customers start going to your competitors to purchase what you refuse to stock, it's time to rethink your plan.
Gene Marks
When Amazon Threatened Its Business, This Company Decided to Work With the Enemy -- and Revenue Grew 500 Percent
Business Moving Forward

When Amazon Threatened Its Business, This Company Decided to Work With the Enemy -- and Revenue Grew 500 Percent

What do you do when you realize your company faces near-unbeatable competition?
Ken Ziegler
After a Brush With Shark Tank Fame, This Woman Closed Her Business for Her Dream Franchise
Franchises

After a Brush With Shark Tank Fame, This Woman Closed Her Business for Her Dream Franchise

A small-business owner took her original plan to Shark Tank before scrapping it and buying a franchise.
Lydia Belanger
Why This Successful Company Completely Changed Its Offerings -- and How It Made It Work
Pivots

Why This Successful Company Completely Changed Its Offerings -- and How It Made It Work

Generally everything was going well at Pocket Gems. That's when they decided to shift their strategy so they could work on something entirely new.
Ben Liu
Staples Opens Coworking Space
Staples

Staples Opens Coworking Space

The company looks to make a hip pivot.
Rose Leadem
The Surprising Reason This Startup Got 11,000 New Customers in One Day
Ridesharing Apps

The Surprising Reason This Startup Got 11,000 New Customers in One Day

Ridesharing company Skedaddle will bring thousands to Washington, D.C., for the Women's March on Washington.
Nina Zipkin
Richard Branson: There Needs to Be 'Perpetual Revolution' Within Your Business
America's Small Business Heroes

Richard Branson: There Needs to Be 'Perpetual Revolution' Within Your Business

Figure out how to apply your knowledge and experience where the greatest potential lies, he says.
Lydia Belanger
Is a Pivot Imminent? These 5 Signs Say 'Yes.'
Pivots

Is a Pivot Imminent? These 5 Signs Say 'Yes.'

Remember: a pivot can be a good thing. Just ask Twitter, Groupon and Nintendo.
Larry Alton
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