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The secret weapon of small business

It’s gotta be Customer Service. I could try to write a pithy blog with supportive documentation and research statistics to back up my hypothesis. I could quote successful entrepreneurs and point out entire businesses that have succeeded solely on the basis of customer service as the backbone of all that they do. Instead, let me [...]

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Cool Company of the day: Vital Choice Seafood

This one comes from community member Carolyn – one of StartupNation’s biggest advocates and a huge healthnut! (We like that about Carolyn – we, too, try to live in a healthy and sustainable manner and she’s very inspiring that way.) The Cool Company is Vital Choice Seafood, and as the letter from the founder, Randy [...]

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Advice for starting a home business website

Jo lives at the Jersey shore. She has a service business focused mainly on seniors. It’s time for her first website. She needs help. What should she do? Well, what she did was get together with thousands of entrepreneurs and small business owners just like her and she asked them for their advice. Maybe some [...]

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Home-based business owner wins an office!

My favorite thing about the winner of the “Home Office From Hell Contest” sponsored by Offices2Share.com is the name of his company: Ancient Geek. The owner of the formerly home-based business’s name is Jason Welshonse, and his startup business (as you probably guessed) is a computer consultant to regular folks like you and me (well [...]

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StartupNation community has spoken & keeps talking!

I’m speechless. The brand new beta version of the StartupNation community resource was released to our current community members earlier today and the site has been overwhelmed with energetic & passionate entrepreneurs and those dreaming of starting their own businesses. People are creating their own personal profiles, many also uploading a photo of themselves or [...]

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