The StartupNation Blog Trends, tips and real-life anecdotes from industry experts

Archive for March, 2007

New StartupNation.com Homepage & Global Navigation on the way

StartupNation.com users have been telling us what they want and we’ve been listening. Now you shall receive! The new StartupNation.com is days away from being introduced, including improved navigation!! Here’s a smattering of some of the requests StartupNation regular users have made: “Give me a great sense of the huge amount of stuff available without [...]

Continue Reading

The Tipping Point For Your Small Business

Malcolm Gladwell’s book The Tipping Point talks about the Broken Windows Theory. The theory says if a neighborhood looks run down with broken windows & graffiti, people will believe nobody cares & will also not take care of the neighborhood. Soon the relatively minor problems of broken windows and graffiti will lead to more serious [...]

Continue Reading

are eBay insertion fees getting out of control?

Last night I started thinking about my overall pricing strategy. Do I want to focus on cheaper items or more expensive items? What are the positives and negatives of each? I want to grow sales dollars to continue getting increased incentives from my suppliers, but selling expensive items is so challenging on eBay because of [...]

Continue Reading

First Impressions

All businesses need an identity. I’m talking logos, web sites, packaging, catalogs etc…These things are very important because they often make the first impression about your business. This is especially true in today’s business environment, where it is not unusual to sign up a new account without ever speaking to them – much less meeting [...]

Continue Reading

Congratulations to an Entrepreneur

One of our customers was just named Entrepreneur of the Week by Inc.com, the online version of Inc Magazine. John runs DesignAShirt.com. We love to see our small-biz customers grow and prosper — it’s why we’re here. Congratulations, John! Andrew Field is President of PrintingForLess.com, known by its thousands of happy customers as "America’s Print [...]

Continue Reading

Photos and a Contest Make for a Happy Friday for Entrepreneurs

We’re constantly, all the time, every day, never stopping making improvements to Startupnation.com. In other words, we’re your normally typical entrepreneur. It’s one of things that make StartupNation so uniquely valuable to people starting their own businesses. We’re a startup company ourselves! So, what’s up for today? A killer enhancement to the StartupNation Marketplace AND [...]

Continue Reading