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5 Simple Steps to Build Out Your Baseline Lead-Generation System

David Finkel | Posted 11.19.2015 | Business
David Finkel

Determine which marketing tactic(s) to focus on first. Your company likely does several different lead generation activities. Don't start trying to systematize them all, instead, pick your single most important lead-generation tactic to systematize first.

5 Ways to Collect More of What You're Owed

David Finkel | Posted 11.18.2015 | Business
David Finkel

The costs to most small businesses of not collecting money due to them are huge, and only compound as the business grows. If a business is struggling with cash flow, one of the most common causes isn't lack of sales, it's poor collections.

4 Qualities Angel Investors Want to See in Startups

Neil Patel | Posted 11.18.2015 | Business
Neil Patel

Every startup needs funding somewhere, somehow, and someway. Angel investing is one of the main methods of gaining needed funding. Entrepreneurs who ...

A Cheat Sheet of the 3 Things Your Company Must Focus on This Quarter

David Finkel | Posted 11.04.2015 | Business
David Finkel

The key to executing on your strategy to accomplish your business goals lies in the quarter. The quarter is the perfect unit of time to bridge your bi...

3 Reasons to Have a Target Market

Michael Goldberg | Posted 11.02.2015 | Business
Michael Goldberg

Here is an email I received from a financial advisor that recently attended one of my training sessions. I was in a conversation with a small busines...

Why Are You Working So Hard? (and How This Might Be Hurting Your Company)

David Finkel | Posted 10.29.2015 | Business
David Finkel

As business owners we cast big shadows in our respective organizations. Sometimes we need to leave the company for a week or two, or even longer, to give other people room to step up into the sunlight and take on more responsibility.

Here Are the 5 Most Important Ingredients for Growth

Elliot Begoun | Posted 10.27.2015 | Business
Elliot Begoun

You can have an amazing product, be a true innovator and could even have uncovered a way to satisfy an unmet demand and still not grow.

4 Changes That Make Growth Happen

Randy Pennington | Posted 10.19.2015 | Business
Randy Pennington

You can't cut your way to growth. Profitability? Yes, at least for a while, but growth is a completely different animal.

No Startup Today Will Succeed Without These 7 Things

Neil Patel | Posted 09.30.2015 | Business
Neil Patel

So, you're going to found a startup? What do you need? Some hustle? Some cash? A little luck, maybe?

Connect Your Way to Business Growth Through Social Media

​Jackie Nagel | Posted 09.25.2015 | Business
​Jackie Nagel

Charles Dickens must have been thinking of social media when he so eloquently said, "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times."

Why You Can't Wait to Launch Your Inbound Marketing Strategy for Business Growth

​Jackie Nagel | Posted 09.23.2015 | Business
​Jackie Nagel

Today's consumer is turning to the web for information about companies and products before buying. In fact, 80% of business decision-makers would rather research custom content to learn about a service than be bombarded with ads. Sound familiar?

5 Secrets to Build Your Business Without Sacrificing Your Sanity

Noelle Bloom | Posted 09.21.2015 | Business
Noelle Bloom

Have you ever dreamed of building your business to the level you want without going crazy? Don't think you can have your cake and eat it too? I get it, it's one of those dreams where you think to yourself, there's got to be a trap!

Embracing the Process of Growth in Your Business

20 Beautiful Women | Posted 09.08.2015 | Business
20 Beautiful Women

What about the least talked about reason that a business fails within the first year, but is arguably the most important of them all? The lack of perseverance.

Are you Managing Your Business or Leading Your Organization?

Elliot Begoun | Posted 08.31.2015 | Business
Elliot Begoun

Managing a business is very different than leading an organization. This distinction may sound subtle or merely seem like semantics. The fact is, however, that this difference is often the determinate between stagnation and growth.

3 Parts of Business Every Entrepreneur Needs to Understand

Debra Carpenter | Posted 08.28.2015 | Business
Debra Carpenter

Whether you need to get better at learning how to source investment capital, increase the sales of the firm, brand your business, or talk to clients, there are plenty of areas to focus on to polish your entrepreneurial skills.

How to Know if You Are Out of Your Comfort Zone or On the Wrong Track?

Maria Arredondo | Posted 08.31.2015 | Business
Maria Arredondo

There are many times in your business when you doubt. There are multiple learning curves, and the learning and stretching beyond your comfort zone often causes discomfort. That's natural.

When Reinvention is the Best Remedy for Your Small Biz Ailments

Melinda Emerson | Posted 08.12.2015 | Business
Melinda Emerson

Only you know which is the best solution for your business (and your budget). But sometimes just the act of writing out your problems -- as well as their solutions -- is enough to nudge you toward making change.

How Building a Brand Like Starbucks Sparks Business Growth

​Jackie Nagel | Posted 08.11.2015 | Business
​Jackie Nagel

How do companies like Starbucks, whose coffee is highly overpriced for its quality, get away with increasing prices without experiencing the slightest drop in loyalty? They've mastered the art of creating a brand that resonates.

It's Time for You to Play a Bigger Entrepreneurial Game

Michelle Hext | Posted 07.28.2015 | Business
Michelle Hext

Recently I've been asking myself... How can I play a bigger game? How can I play full out? How can I participate in this entrepreneurial game at a ...

Do You Know the Secret Sauce for Growth?

Elliot Begoun | Posted 07.15.2015 | Business
Elliot Begoun

Do you want to know the secret sauce that guarantees growth? Well me too, but frankly, I am not sure if one truly exists. Yet if it is growth that you are seeking, be it for your business or yourself, there are five things you need to define in order to ensure that you take the right steps.

Business Networking: How to Meet The Right People

Lirone Glikman | Posted 07.09.2015 | Business
Lirone Glikman

Some places are more likely to be a ground for opportunities than others. Big cities have more workplaces and more networking events going on than smaller towns. Golf courses might have more business people than your local café, and so on.

The Rinse-Wash-Repeat Approach for Getting Growth Results

Amy Radin | Posted 07.02.2015 | Business
Amy Radin

Real growth -- not incremental improvements to last year's numbers, but big results coming from new opportunities you manage to seize and commercialize -- is hard to come by. Here's the three-step formula to get real growth.

Ignoring Your Product/Service Lifecycle Is Costing You Clients

​Jackie Nagel | Posted 06.09.2015 | Business
​Jackie Nagel

Just as your business moves through stages of growth and development, products and services undergo a cycle of life from development to decline. Knowing where each of your products stands in the product/service lifecycle is crucial to the ongoing success of your business.

Leadership at Starbucks: An Extra-Hot Recipe for Growth

Laura Berger | Posted 05.28.2015 | Business
Laura Berger

"Sylvia is here!" Everyone perked up as she came through the door and deliberately hugged them all. "Michael, how is your dog's leg?" "Shana, how is y...

5 Tips to Drastically Improve Your Email Marketing

Jonathan Long | Posted 06.23.2015 | Small Business
Jonathan Long

Email marketing provides a huge opportunity for business growth when done correctly, so I wanted to put together a list of tips that you can easily adapt to your strategy.