10 Growth Strategies from Inc. 500 CEOs

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Have fun!

"Companies have to worry about if employees are on Facebook, if they're on Twitter, if they're going to be texting, going on Youtube. That constant instant gratification of entertainment is what you're up against," says Armando Montelongo, the former Flip This House star who now mentors others on how to flip properties of their own. Montelongo wins over his staff by simply being more fun, surprising employees with parties and outings, incentivizing them with contests, and showering them with attention. "Even though they have a great time, our employees tend to be much more focused, which is why we continue to more than double the size of our company," Montelongo says.