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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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