Strategies for Growth: An Infographic

This infographic on strategic options for small business growth is adapted from Rieva Lesonsky, CEO, president, and founder at GrowBiz Media. She is also a contributing writer for SmallBizTrends.com.    

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Small Businesses and Success/Failure

Over the decades, a lot of new products have been developed and marketed by small firms. Sometimes, these products find unfulfilled product niches (such as the original Vitaminwater) and then grow large enough to be acquired by giants (such as Vitaminwater’s parent Glaceau being bought by Coca-Cola for more than $4 billion). Many other times, […]

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Five Trending Industries

What industries are trending upward and represent good opportunities for small business? Weekly, MSNBC’s “Your Business” program: “features experts to share their secrets for improving your business. Want your business to excel in new areas or thinking about starting an additional business, but not sure which industries are pushing forward? If so, here are five […]

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The Impact of an Industry’s Life Cycle on a Company

This post is a nice complement to our discussion about Apple’s recent performance. How much do industry life cycles affect firms in those industries? Consider these remarks from Rieva Lesonsky, Contributing Writer, SmallBizTrends.com: “Every industry goes through a life cycle that begins at the startup phase — that is, when the industry first comes into […]

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