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Start a Successful Business (Inc.) by Colleen DeBaise

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THIS LAST CHAPTER WILL FOCUS on growth—essentially, turning your small business into a big one. In other words, world domination.

Disclaimer: We’re using that term loosely. We don’t necessarily mean your product or service needs to be all over the globe. That said, as the planet grows smaller, you may want to consider dipping your toe into international waters. (More on that later in the chapter.)

Instead, this chapter outlines common growth strategies to take your business to the next level.

“Turning a small business into a big one is never easy,” says Darren Dahl, a contributing editor at Inc. “The statistics are grim.” Research suggests that only one-tenth of 1 percent of companies will ever reach $250 million in annual revenue. An even more ...

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