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Archive for April, 2011

New Video Series from StartupNation: “Small Business Braintrust”

We’ve launched a great new source of content for you at StartupNation.com. It’s called, The Small Business Braintrust(TM) and it’s been extremely well received by our audience beta testing. While the audience beta testing included only my mother, I’m pretty sure she doesn’t have any special biases. Basically, the Small Business Braintrust is a video [...]

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Choose Words Wisely to Boost Sales

Chocolate. Jewelry. Cards. Ethical Roses. Ahhhh. All nice things for Mother’s Day… Wait, ethical roses? What the heck is an “ethical rose”? Well, that’s exactly what I thought when I was driving home from a meeting and listening to a very interesting radio spot. According to the announcer, we need to buy “ethical roses.” No, [...]

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9 of the Best Mobile Coupon Apps for Marketing Your Business

Approximately 30% of American mobile phone users have a smart phone and adoption rates are increasing.  According to comScore, a digital market intelligence company, it’s estimated that by the end of 2011, that number will have increased to 50%.    This represents a huge opportunity to small business owners who have retail locations or who sell [...]

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StartupNation 1, Facebook Squatter 0

Similar to our efforts on Twitter to claim the www.twitter.com/startupnation account name, we have now achieved something similar for www.facebook.com/startupnation. As I wrote a while ago here in my blog about the Twitter squatter who was trying to extort StartupNation, there are definitely systems in place at the social media companies that support ethical companies [...]

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