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Reporting in from the 2005 SBA Expo!

It’s always amazing to come to the nation’s capital. We’re staying in a hotel that’s on ‘Embassy Row’ just down the way from the Embassy of Togo, and across from the Embassy of Venezuala. Very cool for a couple of boys from Michigan. In any event, we just finished Emcee’ing the kick-off evening of this [...]

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The Faces of StartupNation

What is StartupNation? StartupNation is not a website, or a radio program, or a book. StartupNation is not a resource, a newsletter, or an event series. (these support it, but do not define it) StartupNation is not about us at all. StartupNation is each and every one of you that is reading this blog entry [...]

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Why be an entrepreneur?

In a recent entry, we asked you why you’d choose to work at a big company–basically, why you’d rather by employed rather than be an entrepreneur. We got some really thoughtful responses and we appreciate it "BIG"time! but now, let’s go "small"time. Let’s talk about why you chose the entrepreneur’s path. Why did you start [...]

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What is it like to work at a big company?

We’re serious. What is it like working at a big company? To us, it isn’t even a possibility. We can’t imagine working in the ranks of a large company where we’d have no skin in the game or influence on the ultimate outcome of the business. Each of the people who work at our company [...]

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"Small Business." Does that term apply to you?

We always like reading the work of Gwendolyn Bounds in the Wall Street Journal. This week she highlights an effort by the SBA to refine the federal agency’s definition of what a "small" business is. And, boy, the SBA needs to! For example, they have 37 different "size standards" to account for the full gamut [...]

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Putting Purpose into Your Business

Are you on a mission? You should be. We are. Do you have a mission? You should. We do. We’re lucky. We have the privilege to work all day with our fellow team members at StartupNation on a goal that’s really important and incredibly fulfilling: Each person here is supremely committed to "empowering people to [...]

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From the Road…Not Dazed. Dazzled!

It’s late and we’re tired. But we’re TOTALLY inspired. That’s how we feel when we’re in the presence of superstars – the kind of people who are building extraordinary businesses from an idea to reality and LOVING it along the way! The trip in to L.A. last night got us into our hotel at the [...]

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Spring Fever!!!

It’s that time of year. A cold 18 degree day is followed by a balmy (43 degree) day. Then another cold day rolls in. It’s back and forth, but we all know that the clock’s ticking on the worst of the weather. Spring is trying to spring, and Michigan (where we work) is about to [...]

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