Chief Executive magazine named Washington state the 34th best state for business in 2011. In response to this ranking, as well as other economic factors, the state has made itself a goal to be the best state for business by 2020. Here are the steps it has taken to get there (other lower-ranking states may want to take a cue from these Washington business leaders).
In order to grow your business, you need to have a strong definition of your identity and goals. Norm Levy explains why you need to take the time to ask yourself simple yet crucial questions like "why does my company exist?" or "what are our most important goals?"