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Why can’t I get anything done?

I have so much to do today, but the gods of entrepreneurism are not on my side. My car unexpectedly developed a crunchy noise, so I spent most of the morning waiting in a dealership wasting precious daycare time. The next thing I know, I am picking up the boys. My older one was supposed [...]

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The pros and cons of selling a commodity on eBay

When it comes down to it, I believe there are really two different types of products you can sell on eBay. 1) Hot Commodities – DVDs, iPods, or maybe a Starbucks Espresso Machine 2) Unique Products – Custom jewelry, custom clothing or maybe a twist on a popular commodity, like bundling that espresso machine with [...]

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Five steps to a successful permission-based email campaign

Last time, I talked about spam and how to avoid falling into the bulk folder. The trick is to make sure your email campaigns are entirely permission-based. You can do this by following a few simple steps: Step One: Sign up for a permission-based email software package. IntelliContact Pro has a ton of advanced features [...]

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My typical days are not so typical.

Whew! I have to say, although sales have been a little slow – as they always are this time of year – I seem as busy as ever. I’ve been working on a bunch of new products, and giving interviews and placing ads. I’m also trying to organize my house and office, which is a [...]

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Tiger Woods has 2 Coaches. You?

I’ve been sick with bronchitis the past 10 days. It kept me at home away from infecting my StartupNation teammates all last week. I’d work for a while and then lie on the couch for a while. After several days, anything on television was non-interesting. Reading wasn’t a good option. If I was well enough [...]

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New StartupNation.com homepage is an ideal jumping in point

The new look and feel of StartupNation.com launched today with some major enhancements. The biggest and most visible is the new homepage. You can hover your mouse over 5 specially called out tabs just under the photo of Chief Startupologists Jeff & Rich Sloan, and unique content for each tab appears. The content for each [...]

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