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Growth Strategies

'Bar Rescue' Asks: Is Your Business Name Hurting Your Business?

Sometimes the only way to save a business is to start over, even down to changing its name. Here's how bar owners learned that lesson on Spike TV's 'Bar Rescue.'
Finance

In 'TechStars,' See What VCs Really Think

A new reality TV show provides a behind-the-scenes look at how some fast growth businesses are able to land venture capital funding.
Growth Strategies

A Lesson in Growing Your Brand from the 'Pawn Stars'

Here's a look at the many ways the stars of 'Pawn Stars' have leveraged their fame.
Finance

How Daisy Cakes Reeled in a 'Shark'

'Shark Tank' judge and investor Barbara Corcoran named a southern cake-making business as her best investment on the show. Here's how that baking entrepreneur's pitch stood out.
Marketing

Truck Stop Missouri Boss on How to Negotiate with Mud Wrestlers, Medieval Actors

Joe Bechtold offers advice for turning unusual propositions into big business.