Small Business Trends By Larry Alton For most small businesses, growth is a primary objective. And while achieving growth is wonderful, it often presents issues for companies that are unprepared to scale up. When these issues aren’t dealt with swiftly and effectively, the business will eventually crumble due to scaling mistakes. Managing the Chaos of Growth…

by Zach Ferres Kill any ideas you have about big marketing campaigns, SEO efforts, launch parties and Super Bowl ads. I’ve found that those gambles can be too risky on a shoestring budget. Instead, take an incremental approach, with rapid experimentation to acquire your first customers. Read this article by Zach Ferres. Startups are having…

All too often, we faced with grim statistics about the failure of business startups. However, in this article by Arien Meyers, this does not have to be the case. According to him, business start up failure can be prevented by proper planning and money and people management. The vast majority of startups will fail and…

Most companies still don’t make the best use of their data to solve problems. Pawan Kumar, Ramy Sedra, and Javier Barguno Casanova explain how making decisions based on hard evidence requires a major shift in culture, technology, and mind-set. The entire ethos of Spanish hotel chain Ilunion is built on innovation, and its most powerful…

Employees need to be in a friendly and stress free environment in order to achieve their peak performance levels. If you have a company that has an unhappy workforce, you will get mediocre results that will end up damaging your business in the long run. Your productivity will go down and you could end up…