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Finding the Right Funding - The Klapmeier brothers' Key Move:

Lots of people would enjoy flying in a small plane if they could be guaranteed a much safer…

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The Small Business Professor Gives Insights on Brother® Small Business Survey

A recent survey conducted by StartupNation's friends at Wakefield Research for Brother® International, http://bit.ly/cIsNF5, indicated that small business…

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Ready to Make Media Contact?

After conducting extensive research and preparing your story ideas (discussed in previous blog entries pertinent to our “7…

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The Art of Getting Buzz in Entrepreneur Magazine

For many small business owners getting a write-up in Entrepreneur magazine is the holy grail of media coverage. …

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How to Start a Business with Other People's Money

Your startup will need a lot of cash if you’re paying for stuff before you sell it. If…

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Can a Consultant Save You Cash...and Heartache?

As a bootstrap entrepreneur, I’ve learned there are just some things you don’t cut corners on. My “golden…

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Surviving Tough Times-Interview with Author, Successful Entrepreneur George Cloutier

Want insider secrets from a highly successful entrepreneur on how to survive tough, economic times? Well, today you’re…

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What Business Owner’s Can Do To Gain Capital

Banks aren’t lending-despite reports the economy is getting better. So, what does this mean for small business owners…

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Why Dell Beats the Hell Out of Threadless

I apologize for the outlandish headline, but I don't really think it's any more outlandish than crowning Threadless…

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Fox Business Network Features Our Elevator Pitch Advice

The three most important things to achieve in delivering an effective pitch to investors are: A sense of…

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The 3 Most Important Elements of an Effective Investor Pitch

You may have heard our Elevator Pitches or have been a voter in one of the Elevator Pitch…

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Stop Dilly-Dallying. Get This Book. Start a Business.

It's time. Right Now. Stop dilly-dallying. Starting a business doesn't have to be scarey. And you don't have to…

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The Death of Twitter. (and the Birth of Twitter for Business)

I wouldn’t encourage the naysayers to start chanting “the wicked witch is dead” just yet, but there has…

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Elevator Pitch: Define, Compose, Practice and Polish! (Rinse and Repeat)

Define and Compose To make sure you’re ready to seize the moment when fate puts you on that…

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Getting Small Business Financing: The Top 5 Mistakes

If you are looking to buy a business or franchise, financing is nearly as important as the business…

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