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Entrepreneur Turns Hardship into Successful Business

After being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, Cathy Kerns found that there was a need for fashionable walking canes and started KernsAble Enterprises, Inc. Today, Cathy is a successful business owner who turned a negative into a positive. Read her inspiring interview below: Tell us how you got the idea to start your business and why [...]

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Do Your Email Campaigns Measure Up?

What’s Average? One of the most common questions in email marketing is  “what’s an average response?”, or what’s a “good” open, click, bounce rate? Everyone wants to compare their results to the average and validate if their campaign results are “good”.  There are benchmark metrics for all email stats, but they vary widely by industry, [...]

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StartupNation.com, 2008 Summary by the Numbers

Thought I’d share some internal information about StartupNation and its performance as derived from Google Analytics over the year gone by. I figured, you, our coveted members and new visitors, deserve complete transparency. So here goes, in the form of a 2008 vs. 2007 comparison: 2008 vs. 2007, and % change     1) Number of Visits: [...]

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Invention of the Week #8: The Doodle Daley

This week’s invention was created by Susan Drexler, who decided she needed a better way to clean up dog messes in the yard. If you’re tired of stepping in your dog’s “Doodle” or cleaning it up each day with a plastic bag that makes your regular trash can smell, Susan Drexler has the solution – her [...]

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Small Biz Owner Gets Voice Heard in Senate

Instead of waiting around, Andrew Field, founder and president of PrintingForLess.com, and an award-winning entrepreneur, created his own economic stimulus plan for small businesses and sent it to U.S. Senator Max Baucus, chair of the Senate Finance Committee. Senator Baucus took note, and now, Andrew’s idea is spreading across the nation. It was featured on [...]

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