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10 Steps to Grow Your Business

What can I introduce that’s a “natural” addition based on what I already provide? This question is just one of those posed in the first half of Step 5 of StartupNation’s brand new ‘10 Steps to Grow Your Business‘. Step 5 is titled "Maximize Your Niche, Expand to a New One” and is, of course, [...]

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Web marketing 101: learn from website pet peeves

Having a website, whatever your business model, is elementarily critical for a successful small business. Since everyone has a website, yours needs to shine. One of the ways to ensure that yours does is to make certain that it doesn’t turn people off. You might have a site that is and does many great things, [...]

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Does your business plan include blue jeans?

It’s often quite fascinating to see how the mind of an entrepreneur jumps from one thought to another. Readers of this blog are familiar with how typical everyday events are the supporting content for what ends up written here. Today I was reading an article in the Washington Post about Yahoo search running on all [...]

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It’s Generation Boomers

From Joan Isabella, StartupNation Radio consultant I’m sitting here thinking of funny slang words and sayings baby boomers will remember. Boss really made me laugh. But if you remember dingbat, bad trip, radical, 4-F, and flower child, I’ll bet you are a baby boomer. Peace, Man! Today, boomers rule the roost and now that the [...]

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Small business owners are like an orchestra conductor

My new bride and I went to the symphony this past Saturday night. Music from Chopin, Beethoven, Rachmaninoff, and a special appearance by Lang Lang, a 23-year old pianist. It totally rocked. There is something very special about a live music performance that takes hold of you as the evening goes on. While I was [...]

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