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The Importance of a Having a Business Mentor When Starting Up

As an entrepreneur, you have a fierce independent streak. It’s how you got your business off the ground in the first place. However, there will come a time where you hit a wall when it comes to growing your business. When you reach that point in your journey, it’s important to have a business mentor to...
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6 Tips for Entrepreneurs to Successfully Pitch to Women Angel Investors

The stats for women in investing are somewhat bleak. Only 11% of VC partners are women, and as a whole, women angel investors have only reached 22%. On the entrepreneur side, things look better, with over 40% being women. However, things are starting to look up even more. According to the Angel Capital Association (ACA),...
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40 Tips for Millennial Entrepreneurs to Improve Their Leadership Skills

Millennials are making waves. As a generation, they are redefining what a successful career is, with a focus on flexible and fulfilling work, and millennials are not afraid to make financial sacrifices in order to stay true to these values. With this in mind, combined with the fact that many millennial men and women are...
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4 Ways Conferences Can Support Long-Term Success   

As business owners, we tend to put the day-to-day of our business first at the expense of personal and professional growth. Many business owners have achieved their success through years of training and development. While it may need to be put on the back burner from time to time, business owners should still commit to...
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How to Find the Perfect VC Partner, Even During Times of Uncertainty

While the pandemic has certainly had an impact on the startup space, speculations were off about one thing: venture capital. It didn’t dry up: Venture investors poured $150 billion into North American companies in 2020, up about 7% from 2019 levels. All was not rosy, however, as first-time financings comprised only a fraction of that...
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Supercharge Your Professional Networking Through Podcasting

Networking has never been easy, and the transformation of the business landscape over the past few years has made it even more challenging. While sending cold emails and LinkedIn "connect with me" might work from time to time, podcasting has emerged as a powerful way to network with other professionals and industry influencers. Podcasting is...
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Why Your Startup Needs an Active Social Media Presence

The last several years have changed marketing as we know it. Technology is rapidly changing, and it has made social media platforms more prevalent than ever. With more than 3.8 billion social media users worldwide, it is crucial for startups in every industry to create a noteworthy online presence of their own. StartupNation exclusive discounts...
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5 Things Veterans Should Know About Starting a Business

Pursuing a second career after leaving the military can be challenging, which is why a growing number of veterans choose to become entrepreneurs. A 2018 study by the the Small Business Administration (SBA) Office of Advocacy reported that there were over 379,000 veteran-owned employer businesses in the U.S., and overall, 6.8 percent of all employer businesses...
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How to Find the Right Business Mentor for You and Why It Matters

Throughout life, mentors provide support and valuable lessons. Nowhere is this truer than in the business world.   Having someone to guide you through your career -- or part of it, at least -- can be the key to success. A mentor can be anyone from a senior colleague to a boss to a highly...
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3 Unexpected Sources of Publicity for Your Startup

As a new entrepreneur, you might overlook valuable sources of publicity for your business in favor of aiming for big press logos. But winning press from major online outlets doesn’t always impact your bottom line, nor is it cost efficient for new businesses. There’s a good chance that the following unexpected sources of publicity will...
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3 Lessons for Balancing a Side Hustle When Launching a Business

Any founder will tell you that starting a new business while working another job (or two for that matter) is lousy. Figuring out what that side hustle, or main hustle, will be to support launching this new endeavor is going to suck up two things in your life: your time and attention. But it’s important...
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Small Business Drive and Passion: What Keeps an Entrepreneur Going?

If you are an entrepreneur just starting out, you’ve probably already gotten a glimpse into the hard work that goes into launching and running a business. While it’s rewarding, there can be sleepless nights and a slew of new challenges you did not anticipate. You’re not alone – a new study this summer by OnePoll...
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How to Set Expectations in a Business Partnership to Ensure Success

It’s an exciting moment in the life cycle of a startup when an entrepreneur decides to establish a partnership. Businesses that create partnerships together are able to align with like-minded brands that support and enhance each other’s services. This helps create partnerships that are mutually beneficial to both partners. Over time, one successful business partnership...
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The Best Coworking Spaces in Detroit for Your Hybrid Work Model

Many companies are emerging from the COVID-19 pandemic with a hybrid work model, meaning some employees will return to the office at least part-time, but others will collaborate remotely. Navigating what this working plan actually looks like can be tricky. When — and where — can your team get together? Coworking spaces support hybrid work...