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Competing Against Luck
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Understanding the Jobs to Be Done Theory for Breakthrough Innovation [VIDEO]

In "Competing Against Luck," disruptor and Harvard Business School professor Clayton Christensen shares his theory for breakthrough innovation: the jobs to be done theory. In the book, he and coauthors Karen Dillon, Taddy Hall and David S. Duncan share case studies and real world examples that provide entrepreneurs and business owners with the tools they...
mobile app
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Use This Ultimate Growth Strategy to Get Your First 100,000 App Users

Even if you’ve landed on a winning idea for a new app, you’ll need a strategy to get downloads and regular, sustained usage in a highly competitive market. We’re here to help by sharing the growth strategy we followed when we developed our successful driver’s education app in 2018 — an app that’s still seeing...
wjr business beat
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WJR Business Beat with Jeff Sloan: Detroit’s Own StockX is Booming (Episode 86)

On today's WJR Business Beat, Jeff shares the exciting news (initially reported in DBusiness magazine) that Detroit's own StockX is booming, despite most brands taking a hit during the COVID-19 pandemic. StockX launched in 2016 and offers users the opportunity to buy and sell goods like sneakers, apparel, accessories and collectibles on its trading platform. As of...
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3 Reasons Why it’s a Great Time to Be an Entrepreneur

There’s one constant for small business owners and entrepreneurs: the continuing need to adapt in the face of changing technological and societal landscapes. This need to evolve and move quickly can be challenging, but positively, we’ve found that entrepreneurs are optimistic about these new opportunities and confident in their ability to grow their businesses. It’s...
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4 Ways to Overcome a Plateau and Reignite Your Passion

We've all been there. Our business is growing according to plan, and then... it isn't. We've hit a plateau, we feel stuck and we don’t know what to do. Don’t panic! Business, like life, runs in cycles. With a clear assessment and a fresh perspective, you can get back on track and grow your business in new and...
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Why You Need to Go Back to the Beginning to Grow Your Business

It’s most every entrepreneur’s dream: your business is a success, and in a few short years, you’ve gone from being a lone freelancer to managing an ever-growing team of employees. But you soon find that this brings its own challenges. Suddenly, you no longer have the time to get to know everybody in the office...
Angela Ficken business
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How This Psychotherapist Grew Her Own Business While Working Full-Time

Angela Ficken is an entrepreneur and psychotherapist. She owns the brand and runs a private practice in Boston, Mass. Through her business, Ficken specializes in providing individual therapy for people who have a range of stressors, including anxiety, eating disorders and obsessive-compulsive disorders. She also writes articles on managing these challenges for The Huffington...
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How a European Startup Increased Revenue by 14,315 Percent

Let’s be honest, the mattress business may not seem like the most fascinating niche in the startup world; especially at a time when industries like technology and tourism are transforming so quickly. But statistics show an undeniably interesting story about a mattress company called Emma, recently confirmed as the fastest growing startup in Europe. How...
Paul Jarvis Q&A
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Why You Should Make Your Startup Better Instead of Bigger

In their dogged pursuit of growth, some startups wind up growing too fast and burning out their employees or founders. Writer and designer Paul Jarvis takes a contrarian approach to business success in his new book, “Company of One: Why Staying Small is the Next Big Thing for Your Business.” Jarvis has been a company...
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4 Signs Your Business is Growing Too Fast and What to Do About It

A growing business is a great thing, and it is what we all strive for. Rapid growth can also be a pandora’s box of problems. Daniel Lubetzky, founder and CEO of KIND Snacks, knows the pains of entrepreneurial ups and downs. In a FastCompany interview, Lubetzky said: “Fast growth can hide a lot of weaknesses...
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SoulCycle Co-Founder on Riding Out Rapid Business Growth

The following is adapted from "Riding High," copyright © 2018 by Ruth Zukerman. First hardcover edition published October 2, 2018 by St. Martin’s Press. All rights reserved.  According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor, the odds of a small business surviving aren’t as slim as you might think: about 75 percent of new businesses survive...
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Take a New Approach to Website Usability for Better Conversions 

Websites have come a long way since 1995. Or have they? We’ve seen strides in design and coding, and many companies revamp their websites every few years to account for this. Updating your website’s design and code are critical, but many startups do this without taking into account the changing ways we use technology. Not...
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Why Content Marketing is a Smart Investment

If there’s one thing that I find myself saying over and over again, it’s this: "Content marketing is not a path to overnight success." Obviously, I believe in the power of content marketing to help build companies. I know, first hand, that it’s an incredibly effective strategy for building your audience, growing traffic, and generating sales,...
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Author and Business Coach Pamela Slim on Growing a Business in 2018

Over the past 20 years, business coach and author Pamela Slim has helped countless businesses of all sizes problem solve and grow. She’s authored two business books, “Escape from Cubicle Nation” and “Body of Work: Finding the Thread That Ties Your Story Together.” In 2016, she opened K’é, a place to grow small business in downtown...
Drupal Connect
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Why This Startup Attributes its Business Growth to Google AdWords

John Florez and his wife Karen Sironen launched Drupal Connect from their home in 2009, when the American economy was mired in what John calls “a state of sheer calamity.” They started off providing staffing services to web development companies and, within six months, had over 30 clients. Inspired by the demand for Drupal Connect’s...
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My Startup Isn’t Growing, What Should I Do?

The recipe for small business growth is an imprecise one. Mix one advertising campaign and two new salespeople and let rise? Or is it one social media marketing campaign and three new customer service reps? It’s tough to decipher and is based on your startup’s unique structure. If you’re thinking, “My business isn’t growing, what...
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10 Tips to Grow a Startup Without Breaking the Bank

Having a ground-breaking business idea is a great way to start your entrepreneurial journey, but it’s only the first step. To thrive in today’s market, you also need to know how to grow a startup business into an established company. Let’s take a look at what’s involved in growing a business from startup to a...
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Hacking Innovation: How Startups Can Leverage the Agile Bursts Method [Book Excerpt]

The following excerpt was selected exclusively for StartupNation from "Hacking Innovation: The New Growth Model from the Sinister World of Hackers" © 2017 Josh Linkner. All Rights Reserved. Agile bursts “I don’t need time, what I need is a deadline,” legendary jazz composer and band leader, Duke Ellington, famously said. As one of the most innovative people...