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Small Business Profile: Guideposts.com

To follow up on a previous post requesting feedback on topics and offering to highlight members of the community, I learned of Guideposts.com—a site devoted to helping people find and reach their potential. This site interested me not so much from an entrepreneurial standpoint, but because of its history. The nonprofit organization was founded in [...]

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Preview StartupNation’s New Community and Site

Hello from the engine room deep in the belly of StartupNation! We’ve been working on a major community upgrade and website re-release for the past year as some of your may know.  I’m happy to provide a preview of some of the new Community features for you. Before jumping into the fun stuff, I wanted [...]

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Do it…because it feels good.

Do it once a year. Do it once a month. Do it twice a week.   Pro Bono, I mean…what were you thinking?   Especially in this time, when things are tight for everyone, time is valuable. Give it freely. Find a way to connect with those in your community. I’ve noticed messages being targeted [...]

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Show Customer Love: Co Donate

In a previous post (Giving is the new taking), I asked the question: What are some ways you are being kinder to your customers? The terms social responsibility is often used synonomously with charity and volunteering with good causes. Over the last decade, there have been several innovative corporate donation programs popping up, and one characteristic many share [...]

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Getting Back To Basics: Lessons From My Interviews

When I first started social venture labs, I drew inspiration from companies who were classic examples of triple bottom line organizations like Burt’s Bees and Life Is Good. The owners of these kinds of companies went from living out of their cars or without running water, to earning over several hundred million while including communities [...]

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Entrepreneurs Love Pizza!

The new StartupNation “Capture the Flag” Contest is giving out daily prizes and the first prize was $100 of pizza from the winner’s favorite pizza joint. This could be our most popular promotion ever!! A budding entrepreneur in Las Vegas, Teresa, won the pizza and has offered to share it with other StartupNation community members [...]

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How to Ask for a Proper Website Critique

I never, never, ever ceased to be amazed by the intelligence that rises forth from a properly engaged community. The wisdom of crowds is a popular topic of intriguing evaluation these days and you can see it happen in full bloom in the StartupNation community. You see, you cannot get away with simply posting a [...]

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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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