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10 Growth Hacking Strategies to Triple Your Sales

The better you know your customers, the easier it will be to determine how you can best help them

However, to the victor go the spoils. Isn't that how the saying goes? We all know that there is light at the end of the proverbial tunnel. But, how do you get there? How do you move from your present situation of ...

by R.L. Adams  | December 07, 2017 02:00:00
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How to Get Unstuck And Start Growing

Are you continually converting leads to customers without experiencing sustained growth?

If you’re into growing your business, the answer is yes. We all have. I’ve bought many courses over the years and simply done nothing with them. And by nothing, I mean I didn’t even watch them or read the material -- literally nothing.I ...

by Shaun Buck  | November 27, 2017 06:00:00
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Growth and Stress: A Delicate Balance For Any Manager

Growth is key, but finding that perfect zone of challenge without overwhelm is where managers need to focus

Whether professionally or personally, growth and challenge are key components in our engagement. Stagnation is one of the key drivers of disengagement in an organization, and one of the greatest causes of attrition today. When we are growing, we are far more likely to ...

by Tracy Maylett  | November 15, 2017 08:00:00
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The All-Too-Common Reasons Businesses Stop Growing

It's grow or die, out there. What are you willing to do to get it?

When I was just starting out in business, I couldn’t understand why any company paid for a group of managers. I know it sounds dumb, but it didn’t make sense to me at 17 or 18 years old.Here were these people who ...

by Shaun Buck  | November 05, 2017 06:00:00
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Overcome Obstacles and Set Yourself up for Growth With 'Controlled Failure'

Tips on how to use failure to accelerate growth, diversify your investments and give back to charity

If you want to be an entrepreneur, you’d better be prepared to rise back up after a breakdown. In fact, you may want to seek out "controlled failure" to prepare for live action experiences. Josh Seibert, sales coach for Sandler Training, explains that ...

by Alan Taylor  | June 25, 2017 08:00:00
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Why Generating Business Momentum Is More Important Than Making Progress

Progress may be good, but learn to develop momentum and your growth will skyrocket

The following excerpt is from Glenn Llopis’s book The Innovation Mentality. My father used to tell me, “Progress is good, but if the process of creating progress doesn’t convert into momentum, then you don’t have the right amount of strategic focus to help it ...

by Glenn Llopis  | March 26, 2017 01:00:00
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Warning! Are You Hindering Your Employees' Creativity?

Four ways to keep innovation alive as your company grows

Startups tend to build multitasking champions. Daily, entrepreneurs and their team members deal with a fast-paced, ever-changing set of responsibilities demanding feedback, ideas and execution. And the inherent challenges can develop employees' knowledge, skills and persistence.But the mundane day-to-day tasks startups require can also take a toll ...

by Heather R. Huhman  | March 22, 2017 12:00:00
Startup Tips

5 Tips for Growing as an Entrepreneur

Going places means stepping out of your comfort zone

You’ve probably heard the saying “If you’re not growing, you’re dying.” That’s because the world is in constant flux. If you stand still for too long, you’ll be left behind.  We know that companies continually need to innovate, or they’ll fall prey ...

by Nellie Akalp  | February 19, 2017 12:00:00
Startup Tips

5 stupid things that companies do

Stupid thing no. 1: Not promoting from within.

As an entrepreneur, it is easy to fall into the cliché of not seeing the forest through the trees. That often shows up in the form of doing really stupid things in your business that you would probably tell another business owner ...

by Carol Roth  | March 18, 2016 05:00:00
Startup Tips

A quick guide to survive 'Year 1' as an entrepreneur

A lot can change in the first year of your business, so don’t focus primarily on big goals.

Five years ago, startup activity was clearly in a slump, and many entrepreneurs were struggling. But these days, things are looking up, according to the 2015 Kauffman Index. There is an upswing in entrepreneurs launching their own companies, and we have just experienced what ...

by Sujan Patel  | March 16, 2016 09:00:00
Startup Tips

Why do half of millennials still live with mommy and daddy?

Because millennials are the most educated generation who have the most debt and the most trouble finding jobs.

Here is a shocking stat I came across recently: 48% of all 25-year-old Americans are living at home with their mommy and daddy (ZeroHedge). If you happen to be one of them, I’m here to tell you that you do not have ...

by Grant Cardone  | March 16, 2016 11:00:00
Startup Tips

To forgive is divine and very good for us, too

Remember that forgiveness is not a one time event, it is an ongoing process.

Recently, I was lucky enough to see the mega-smash Broadway musical Hamilton,the powerful tale of Alexander Hamilton’s short and controversial life. As one of the largest musical theater geeks of all time, the excitement I felt for this absolutely cannot be overstated—and in case you are wondering, ...

by Tasha Eurich  | March 10, 2016 05:00:00
Startup Tips

Sometimes, the best man for a job is a woman

In spite of rising number of women entrepreneurs, gender gap in business remains wide.

We have seen our fair share of excellent leaders in the c-suite: from Mary Barra at General Motors, to Sheryl Sandberg at Facebook, to Indra Nooyi at PepsiCo, to name a few. But for every well-known Fortune 500 c-suite dweller out there, ...

by Jeffrey Hayzlett  | March 06, 2016 07:00:00