Roses are red, violets are blue, and this week we have a treat for you!

In the spirit of Valentine’s Day we thought we’d treat you to something special in our Communitech Grow Factor blog, to help take your mid-size business to the next level and build your success. We’ve been seriously crushing on expert advice to building the ever-important relationships with your customers, your teammates and yourself.

This week we love:

Bonobos CEO Andy Dunn tells us why being self-aware is so important in scaling your business in this Fast Company article.

This Inc. article gives tips on establishing relationships with and capitalizing on your “superfans,” customers “who want to support a brand by helping other consumers interact with it.” If that’s not true love, we don’t know what is.

Find the mutual love between brand and culture via. HSBC Global Connections

Who doesn’t love Lego? The toys taught us how to create growing up, but what can we learn from them about creativity as business professionals? Lego tells Business Insider how they came back from the brink of bankruptcy by handing over creative direction to its devoted core fans.

Gregory Kennedy, VP of Marketing at TapSense, shares 5 Ways to Grow Your Business Without Adding More Resources in Entrepreneur Magazine. Simple and sweet.

From left: Bonobos CEO Andy Dunn in If you’re not self-aware, you have no hope of scaling; Ray Kieser in Don’t build a culture, brand it; Photo from Shouldn’t You Know Your Superfans?; Photo from How Lego Came Back From The Brink of Bankruptcy; E from Entrepreneur Magazine.

About The Author

Samantha Clark
Media Relations Associate

As a Media Relations Associate at the Communitech Hub in Kitchener, Ontario, Sam is passionate about the Waterloo Region community, entrepreneurship and technology. She is a graduate of Conestoga College with a bachelor’s degree in public relations.