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When Small Business Opportunity Knocks, Answer the Door!

You say you’re not an entrepreneur? You look at Henry Ford & Ray Kroc and say, “Well, that was all fine & dandy for them, but I’m not even close to inventing the automobile assembly line or the greatest hamburger that 29 cents can buy.” (that’s what the McDonald’s hamburgers cost when I was a [...]

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I Have the Best Franchise Idea Since McDonald’s

How many times have you heard that from your friends, relatives at Thanksgiving dinner or even someone you just met for the first time? You just gotta love their enthusiasm. The thing is, they just might! How do you know if your idea (or Uncle Ralph’s) has some beef behind it or is as soggy [...]

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Dell Serves Up a Chance to Win!

StartupNation has partnered with Dell on an exciting new contest – you can register for a chance to instantly win a Dell Handheld, Dell Laser Printer, or a 50” Dell Flat Panel TV. You can play the instant win game every day between Monday September 18 and November 16. Head on over to this page [...]

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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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