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What does it take to be the leader of a startup?

Good heavans, its been awhile since I blogged. Midterms were two weeks ago, along with a push to launch some new backend stuff at my businesses, then I took a much-needed spring break. In any case, while on vacation, I was contemplating what it takes to be the leader of a startup. 1. Visionary: the [...]

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Movie lines that motivate the entrepreneur

Starting a business is hard. Yes, we believe that everyone should own their own business. Yes, it’s actually easier than ever before as the internet has changed everything. The average cost to start a business these days is only $6,000 – that’s extremely do-able! But nobody ever said it was easy. That’s why we believe [...]

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Free beer – an outrageous viral marketing idea

Did your mood just pick up? Are you smiling? We have an “Outrageous” board here at the StartupNation office where all of our team members are encouraged to write ideas on how we can better deliver fantastic value to our community. It’s called the “Outrageous” board because we’re supposed to write down anything that comes [...]

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Cool Company of the day: Foot Petals

This one was recommended by a StartupNation community member with sore feet apparently – a problem a lot of women (and men) deal with. The Cool Company of the day is Foot Petals, the brainchild of Tina Aldatz, who experienced the proverbial "necessity is the mother of invention" phenomenon. The product line is Tina’s invention [...]

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What’s in your office?

What is the oddest, most out-of-place item in your office? Whether it’s at home or a commute away, we all end up with stuff we never meant to have. My pet item is a can of spaghettios. I worked at a radio station in Philadelphia and after a couple of part time jobs, and a [...]

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