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Skype Mostly Rocks as a Killer App for Startups

When you are a startup company you learn pretty quickly that your technology infrastructure is based on compromise. There are many aspects of your company that you simply will not consider accepting anything less than exemplary. Your customer service, attention to detail, daily planning, product performance – these all must be super great in order [...]

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Stay-at-Home Mom. Can You Re-phrase That?

Let me just say straight off that I resent the term “stay-at-home mom” and “stay-at-home dad.” For a couple of reasons. First, do we really stay-at-home? Are we some kind of business shut-ins, who cower under our covers, refusing to face the world? No. Well, OK, that usually describes me until about 6 a.m., but eventually, [...]

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Numbers we overlook in our society…

http://www.ted.com Artist Chris Jordan shows us an arresting view of what Western culture looks like. His supersized images picture some almost unimaginable statistics — like the astonishing number of paper cups we use every single day. Numbers of everything from cups use to total people in jail…click here to watch.

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Word-of-Mouth Marketing Guru Shares Tips

Recently, I spoke with word-of-mouth marketing guru, Andy Sernovitz. As the author of “Word of Mouth Marketing – How Smart Companies Get People Talking” and the GasPedal.com blog, he has some great insights for StartupNation entrepreneurs.  Here’s what he had to say: Why is word-of-mouth marketing so important to new entrepreneurs? Because word of mouth is [...]

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