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Unleash Your Passion

I've been lying awake at night… unable to sleep. It'll be 2:00 in the morning and I'll get up and walk around the house, attempting to tame a mind that is racing with ideas. Does this happen to you? To be a true entrepreneur, it should. World-renowned entrepreneurship expert Michael Gerber, author of "The E-myth", [...]

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How NOT to Promote Yourself Online

I had always thought CEOs were really busy people—at least too busy to be wasting their time on internet chat board. But apparently I was wrong! John Mackey, CEO of Whole Foods, proved himself to be the internet's most high-profiled troll recently. He anonymously posted to online chat boards, hyping up his own company and [...]

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Email Surveys

Over the past few posts I've written about the benefits of using email as a marketing medium. Last time I talked about how you can use email to gain instant feedback on products. You may not always know if people on the street read your flyers, but you can always track how many customers open [...]

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Don’t Tell Us You’re an Expert, PROVE IT!

It seems like everyone is an expert now. So how do you stand out from the crowd? By proving your knowledge in key places on the web so that you can be seen by potential business contacts! What is an expert anyway? There was this great graphic a while back on the blog "Creating Passionate [...]

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Pimped Out Search Functionality

The rockin' great web team here at StartUpNation  has done it again. This time they've made the Search Functionality on StartupNation.com something to be proud of. You can search major sections of the site: Content, Blogs, Forums, Members, Marketplace. And an Advanced Search will help you fine tune the results even more. For example, this [...]

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Advertising Funds – Part II

Last week I posted a short opinion discussing advertising funds and the benefits and drawbacks associated with them (as it relates to franchises, specifically). One of my responses asked about a start-up franchise vs. a more established brand and it sparked me to pull some information from our research. We've polled over 40,000 franchisees from [...]

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