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Is this the golden age for entrepeneurs?

We have a lot of philosophies about entrepreneurship and small business here at StartupNation. One of them you will hear us mention often on the radio show or at live appearances is that "this is the golden age of entrepreneurship". And essentially what we mean by this is that there has never been a better [...]

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Britney Spears as an Entrepreneur?

Yes, that is exactly the kind of conversation that goes on sometimes in the StartupNation community forums. And for good reason. It’s often the wacky, off the wall, “bend your mind just a little bit” topics that spawn the kind of creativity necessary to make it as an entrepreneur. And entrepreneurs absolutely need to blow [...]

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Surprise and Delight

Did you have a nice Thanksgiving? Mine was fabulous! We went to a friend’s home and enjoyed a great day and a feast of turkey with all the trimmings. This is our fourth year to get together with these friends, and each year we divide up the menu among the families. I always pick the [...]

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My REAL Introduction

This is my first official blog entry EVER. It’s true, I have not blogged before, so excuse me if I am off a bit on etiquette, acronyms, etc. After reading my bio that was posted, I thought that a little more detail on me might help you get to know me better. I live in [...]

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Say hello to Cheryl Tallman

We’re excited to welcome Cheryl Tallman as a guest blogger on StartupNation, she’ll be contributing regularly to add her perspectives as a successful Mompreneur – here’s a brief bio for our newest blog team member: Cheryl is an ambitious and versatile executive and entrepreneur with proven abilities in building and managing all aspects of business. [...]

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When Small Business Opportunity Knocks, Answer the Door!

You say you’re not an entrepreneur? You look at Henry Ford & Ray Kroc and say, “Well, that was all fine & dandy for them, but I’m not even close to inventing the automobile assembly line or the greatest hamburger that 29 cents can buy.” (that’s what the McDonald’s hamburgers cost when I was a [...]

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Cool Company of the Day: Turn Your Head

To coin a phrase, everything old is cool again, and it took a woodworker who thought just like that to come up with our cool company of the day. Tom Bashara started his Colorado Springs-based e-tail business, Turn Your Head, in 2004 after thinking up a unique way to preserve his little girls’ faces as [...]

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Don’t forget the small stuff

Whoa, remember me? Its been a long time since I blogged. No excuse for the unexplained absence… other than graduation from college (after nine years of in and out!), consulting on a friend’s new business, a wonderful new girl in my life, and excessive growth at Charisma Arts. We have a television show coming out [...]

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Favorite Movie Entrepreneurs

While painting the family room over this holiday weekend Suzanne mentioned that Gone With the Wind was about to begin and suggested we watch. As it is one of my favorite movies and we are 34 days from our 1930′s themed wedding, I agreed. During the film, Rhett Butler (Clark Gable) asked Scarlett O’Hara (Vivien [...]

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Startup attitude: Act like a winner

• Confidence • Boldness • Strut These are contagious qualities. Your customers will pick up on it. Your team will rise to it. Your competition will notice it. When you start acting like you belong, you do belong. One of the ways that entrepreneurs can gather this confident bold strut is to practice and hang [...]

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Top 10 Reasons to join the StartupNation Community

Here we go! Today’s Top 10 List. The top 10 reasons to create a profile & join the StartupNation community … 10 You’ll be hangin’ with really smart people who’ll help you with that idea for starting up & growing your dream business 9 If you join & create a profile by June 1 you’ll [...]

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Cool Company of the Day: VocationVacations.com

Alright, those of you who want to start up a business but have no experience doing the actual kind of work that that business entails… this one’s for you: Vocation Vacations. They’re based in Oregon but serve up job stints all across the country (and beyond) at the kinds of businesses people typically only dream [...]

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Cool Company of the Day: ManageYourCellar.com

We love red wine – a lot. It’s partly the flavor, partly the infinite variety and nuances of taste, partly knowing the work and thinking that goes into that taste, partly the history and concept of it, and partly it’s that it’s supposedly healthy for you in good measure. But remembering your favorites, storing the [...]

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