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A home-based business that serves your soul

We’ve heard a lot of people say that you first have to love and understand yourself, and only then can you love and understand others in your life. The importance of this principle was confirmed this weekend on StartupNation Radio. We interviewed Julie and during the show, we uncovered a lot about her brand-spankin-new fashion [...]

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Your evolving business plan

I was going through old files recently, and came across some archived business plans from several past companies. Man, how things change… Business Plans are necessary inasmuch as they put your company’s strategy on paper. You’re forced to think about how you will accomplish your objectives, and if you’re raising capital, the business plan is [...]

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Opinions on 7 Ways to Boost Your Web Visibility

This week’s StartupNation newsletter featured an article on the 7 Ways to Boost Your Web Visibility. While we know we’re just scratching the surface with the article, and there will soon be much more content in this area, the StartupNation community has begun to weigh in with some opinion and reaction. Here’s David Binkowski’s perspective [...]

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Reasons people don’t start a business

The people who seem to use our site the most – and listen to our show the most – are a mix of people who are either considering becoming an entrepreneur or who are already an entrepreneur, and are looking to grow their business. Both of these kinds of community members can comment on this [...]

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NFL Players: Life planning after football

It’s Super Bowl week here in Detroit and StartupNation is heading to a special NFL players sanctioned event this afternoon. The Sloan brothers are giving a presentation to current and former NFL players and other professional athletes on the value of networking to enhance their career after their playing days are over. Many players take [...]

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Entrepreneurship runs in the family blood!

While we "Sloan brothers" have usually been the ones in our family to be recognized as ‘the entrepreneurs,’ now there’s a new force on the scene… Her name is Julie … and… she’s our middle sister. That’s right… and watch out! Just a few short months ago, she, like so many thousands of others who’ve [...]

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TOP SECRET: Entrepreneur forum on steroids

I care what you have to say. Now that’s a pretty bold statement. Well, let me prove it to you. The StartupNation team is feverishly working on a top secret initiative that I’m not going to tell you about. I will tell you that it has to do with you. It has to do with [...]

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War of Words: ”For all intents and purposes…”

Returning to the War of Words that has haunted our blog over recent months, just wanted to clarify this one: It’s common to hear someone inject the formal and authoritative phrase, ‘for all intensive purposes…’ as a precursor to a statement. But it should be ‘for all intents and purposes, blah blah blah…’, right?

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Attention web entrepreneurs: Are you a Googleholic?

This morning I woke up and wondered something that had never occurred to me before. Am I a Googleholic? I mean, what are the signs? Just the fact that I’m wondering about it must be bad, right? Anything with –holic attached to end of it is not something to be aspired to, it’s to be [...]

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Entrepreneurship is what Africa needs

We received this message today from a Zimbabwe-based soon-to-be entrepreneur. Here’s what Kuda wrote us: message: Hi guys , what a great website you have its quite informative , i am in Harare Zimbabwe, eager to start up my own business and i can say the resources you availed to me on the website will [...]

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A Bubbly Niche!

My husband went to the doctor this week. His doctor is always reading about the latest in vitamin and medical research and usually has a new topic to discuss during each visit. This time it was the “Gluten-Free” diet. Many autistic children are on this diet. It is also recommended for variety of other conditions, [...]

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Craig of Craigslist… visionary or listener?

We had a great hour with Craig Newmark, founder of Craigslist this weekend, unearthing the seeds of his success and giving you access to him through our call-in radio program. It was a great hour for us, and Craig loved the variety of calls and the opportunity to share his wisdom. During the program, we [...]

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The Super Bowl creates unique business opportunities

Who are you rooting for? The National Football League Super Bowl is here (literally here in Detroit) and it’s time to choose sides. Steelers or Seahawks? Vintage franchise from the 1930′s with four Super Bowl titles already in hand or "upstart" pacific northwest team on their virgin Super Bowl run? Well, I don’t care about [...]

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