12 Strategies to Grow Your Company Fast
LearnVest's Alexa von Tobel on how investors are similar to spouses, Likeable's Dave Kerpen on social media, and MultiFunding's Ami Kassar on borrowing options. Plus, more from Inc.'s GrowCo conference.
Strategy Here's how Dave Kerpen, the CEO of Likeable Local, recommends you get started with Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
Marriage Alexa von Tobel, founder and CEO of LearnVest, explains how to go about choosing the right investors.
Word-of-Mouth Johnny Earle describes how he makes sure people are always talking about his t-shirt company, Johnny Cupcakes.
Your Pitch Venture capitalist and serial entrepreneur Howard Tullman explains the characteristic that is most persuasive when you pitch your business.
Money Management Elle Kaplan, founder of investment firm Lexion Capital Partners, has wealth management advice for those in risky careers (ie. you).
Investors Chris Kelly, the co-founder of Convene, a meeting company, explains why you'll probably give away more equity, and get less money, when you bring on investors.
DEBT Ami Kassar, CEO of MultiFunding, describes several loan types you might consider, as well as why you would. (Hint: It has to do with equity.)
DISTRIBUTION Naomi Whittel, the founder and CEO of Reserveage Organics, tells you what you really need to know to land Whole Foods' buy-in.
People Scott Case, CEO of the Start-up America Partnership, says the most successful entrepreneurs have strong networks of other entrepreneurs around them.
FAILURE Mayra Jimenez, co-founder of the Orchid Boutique, a swimwear maker, describes three ways she overcomes setbacks.
GROWTH Les McKeown, CEO of Predictable Success, a growth-strategy consultancy, says ultimately you're the biggest obstacle to your company's growth.
MEANING Robbie Vitrano, co-founder of Trumpet, a New Orleans branding agency, says the best marketing starts with the purpose of your product.