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Archive for November, 2007

Another Slight for Startup Stella? I Think So

Well. Well. Well. A few days ago I was looking over the Startup Nation Home-Based 100 and tried to locate any mention of Startup Stella. Nope. No mention. Not a word. You’d think I had an "in" around here. So, I did what any other insane entrepreneur would do, I called up Startup Nation headquarters [...]

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Where to look for honest information

Every now and then one particular forum thread catches my attention within the StartupNation community. Recently, someone created a topic called, "Where to look for honest information" and I was reminded when I read through some of the helpful responses that finding reliable, credible information online is a huge challenge. There’s so much out there and [...]

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Critiquing Facebook’s new "Beacon" service

If you haven’t read about it already, Facebook is breaking new ground with their "Beacon" feature that associates purchases with purchases and creates member endorsements alongside ads.   Here’s a press release that describes the service: http://www.facebook.com/business/?beacon What do you think of this? getting on your "privacy" nerves? a good service to consumers trying to [...]

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RSS, Explained

I have done a lot of shouting in the past about why RSS subscriptions are good for you in terms of both time and resources—here, here and here are just a few examples. Today, however, I have found a great video that explains this all in very plain English for you non-techies. Enjoy!

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Holiday Selling Tactic #493: Provide Lagniappe

If you’re in retail, ’tis the season for milking the moment for all it’s worth. This is retail make-it-or-break-it time. Wondering if you’d like to contribute ideas here for holiday selling tactics that make the most of the last days of 2007, a time when people have saved money for purchases and are now ready [...]

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Your Home Based Business: A Franchise?

I have to start by commending all of the businesses that participated and ranked in StartupNation's inaugural Top 100 Home Based Businesses. It's a true testament that working from home can be fun, productive and profitable. Let's take a birds' eye view at your businesses for a minute. Do any of these traits describe your [...]

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Home Is Where The Boomer Business Is

 I’ve been excitedly awaiting the results of the new Homebased 100 contest.  As a regular contributor to the Boomers Back In Business blog and forum, and a coach of Boomer entrepreneurs myself, my attention has been particularly drawn to the winners in the Boomers Back In Business category.  What a wonderful variety of businesses are [...]

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Startup Story

Maybe it’s the soft spot in my heart for anyone brave or foolhardy enough to try a startup in the Rocky Mountain West, an area not known for its abundance of resources for entrepreneurs. Or maybe it’s my admiration for someone who goes out and does what others say can’t be done. Either way, I [...]

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Making a statement about home-based businesses

For the past four months, the StartupNation team has been engrossed in its boldest initiative yet – creating and publishing the first annual ranking of home-based businesses in America. Finally, after all of this effort, the 2007 StartupNation Home-Based 100 ranking results are now published at our site, and what a collection of incredible businesses it [...]

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2008 Franchisee Satisfaction Awards – Franchise Business Review

For the third year running, Franchise Business Review is hosting the Franchisee Satisfaction Awards. Each year, we pay tribute to the franchisors that are "doing it right" – putting their franchisees first and focusing on the things that matter most.. If you're interested in seeing the franchises that ranked highly in 2007, you can see [...]

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