Strategy

5 Ways Women Entrepreneurs Can Wow Potential Investors

Fast Company - April 18, 2014

Women are making progress in the small-business world, but it could be better-and honing financing skills helps. Here are five tips on how they can increase their odds of getting funding: Read »

Does Your Company Undervalue Privacy?

HBR - April 18, 2014

Technology innovation and the power of data analytics present tremendous value, but also new challenges. While a digital economy requires businesses to rethink priorities and practices, this doesn’t have to be a burden.... Read »

2014 Is Looking Bright For Small Businesses

Fox Business - April 17, 2014

After years of scraping along during the recession and in the sluggish growth years that followed it, small businesses will enjoy improved sales and profits this year and the best pace of growth since 2007. Read »

Follow These 4 Simple Steps To Avoid A Hiring Crisis

Entrepreneur - April 17, 2014

Entrepreneurs often make poor decisions about hiring and staffing because they are stuck in crisis mode: They need help immediately. Stephen R. Covey popularized this notion with the "Urgent/Important Matrix" in his 1994... Read »

The 2 Questions Every Manager Should Be Asking

HBR - April 17, 2014

When you read a business book or attend a presentation on a particular management practice, it is a good habit to explicitly ask, “What might it not be good for?” When might it not work; what could be its drawbacks? If... Read »

3 Strategies For Dealing With Toxic People

Entrepreneur - April 15, 2014

Mark Goulston, a Los Angeles-based business psychiatrist and consultant and author of Just Listen: Discover the Secret to Getting Through to Absolutely Anyone, says it's simple to deal with the bullies, the blamers, the... Read »

9 Essentials To A Successful Business Partnership

Inc - April 15, 2014

What's more important to a new venture than a great business idea? Finding the right business partners. I've heard this again and again from successful entrepreneurs, and I've lost count of how many investors tell me that... Read »

When Change Is Bad For Business

HBR - April 15, 2014

By now, the idea that organizations must adapt in order to maintain both relevance and market share in a rapidly changing world is so ingrained that it’s been reduced to pithy sayings. And there are many organizations —... Read »

8 Ways Neuroscience Can Improve Your Presentations

Inc - April 14, 2014

Over the past few decades, enormous amounts of effort (and dollars) have gone into understanding how the mind works. This is good news for you, especially when it comes to public speaking, which requires getting into the... Read »

3 Tips For An Effective Social Media Strategy

Fox Business - April 11, 2014

Pubsoft Director of Marketing Heather Wied says small businesses shouldn’t spread themselves thin trying to master every social network under the sun. Pubsoft, which helps businesses publish online content, integrates... Read »

7 Surefire Ways To Add Customers

CEO.com - April 11, 2014

Adding new customers in your current market is often the single most impactful action firms can take to increase revenue. That’s because every new customer brings exponential growth potential in the form of follow-on... Read »

Former IBM CEO: Working At A Global Scale

Fast Company - April 10, 2014

These three key thoughts from the former CEO of the multinational grandfather of tech shares how working small can help your company think big. A number of principles can serve as a guide for companies evolving into globally... Read »

3 Reasons The Midwest Is The New Silicon Valley

Entrepreneur - April 9, 2014

As you’re considering the best cities to jumpstart your organization there are several things to keep in mind that might persuade you to take a closer look at what some are calling the "Silicon Prairie": Read »

How To Leverage Smart (Not Big) Data

Inc - April 9, 2014

Snackable content, engagement, thought leadership. You've heard these marketing buzzwords everywhere. Though the biggest offender of all is probably this one--big data. Read »

Are Your Analytics Failing You?

HBR - April 9, 2014

The real challenge is recognizing that using big data and analytics to better solve problems and/or make decisions obscures the organizational reality that new analytics often requires new behaviors. People may need to share... Read »