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Entrepreneurs have “Attitude”

At StartupNation we see thousands of entrepreneurs. You come in all shapes and sizes. Different ages and hair color. We’ve done radio shows that talk about entrepreneurial characteristics, and articles on the subject of the great “born” vs. “made” debate. You do share many of the same qualities, but there is also fantastic diversity in [...]

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Tips to get started with a online newsletter

In my last post, I raved about how you can get so much marketing mileage out of a newsletter. Having written and published more than 40 consecutive issues of Fresh Ideas, our monthly newsletter on family-friendly healthy eating, I thought I would share a few tips on getting started. Use an online service: We use [...]

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The short, unabridged history of the Internet

One of our team members here at StartupNation found, with some astonishment, a website that has cataloged websites at their varous stages of development since their inception. The website, www.archive.org, has literally created an archive stretching way back to the beginning of Internet time. They have a feature called "The Wayback Machine" (at the top [...]

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PR: Working the Media

One of the best ways to grow your business without breaking the bank is to get free exposure for your company in the news media. Sounds great, but how do you actually get someone to publish the fawning puff piece you always wanted? A number of our managers attended a presentation last week by Cameron [...]

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Personalizing your messages

Mass communication tools help any organization spread their message with lightning speed. As small business owners, we can communicate with clients across the globe. Our messages can be heard in Russia, Germany and Canada simultaneously. However, we also run the risk of seeming impersonal to our clients. Fortunately, we can still give our messages a [...]

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