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implementing new systems
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9 Mistakes to Avoid When Implementing New Systems

If your systems aren’t lean, efficient and precise, you’re wasting time and money while putting your business at unnecessary risk. If you’re going to build out new systems, you need to do it right. Avoid these nine mistakes when building new systems to transform how work gets done in your business. 1. Ignoring human nature...
top fintech startups
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Top Fintech Startups in the Midwest 2022

The Midwest is rapidly becoming home to some of the best fintech startups in the country. Chicago, for instance, is becoming a top tech hub for fintech startups, seeing massive growth and funding for its companies. In Columbus, the city’s long history with top banking institutions has created a fertile ground for fintech startups to...
crypto
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5 Ways to Leverage Crypto to Scale Your Business

For businesses to grow and scale, they need to find new and innovative ways to improve their products and services and make their business processes more efficient. One way that many businesses are achieving these goals is by tapping into the world of cryptocurrency. Cryptocurrency adoption among businesses and consumers has never been higher. It...
display monitor
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Dell Helps Businesses Identify the Best Display Monitor for Each Employee

As companies of all types and sizes struggle to survive and thrive in highly competitive markets, increasing employee productivity can provide a crucial edge. Even small gains, multiplied across all employees, can drive  considerable growth. The less quantifiable benefits can be even greater, as happier, more productive employees are far more likely to deliver exceptional...
artificial intelligence
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Why SMBs Shouldn’t Be Afraid of AI

Data overload is a common challenge that unites businesses of all sizes; whether they’re multinational corporations with millions of customer records, or small and medium businesses (SMB) with hundreds of receipts to log. Large enterprises are handling their data by embracing AI in their droves – so why are some SMBs still holding back from...
cyber insurance
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The Time Is Now to Ensure You Have the Right Cyber Insurance

Jeff Sloan discusses cyber insurance with Michael Spath and Kapnick Vice President Melissa Selke. Here are highlights from that conversation about why your small business needs to make cybersecurity protection a priority. Jeff Sloan, Founder & CEO of StartupNation: Welcome to this edition of Startup Nation. We're focused today on cyberinsurance. We've got Michael Spath,...
monitors
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How Monitors Deepen Your Employee Experience And Boost Results

In this ever-changing world, and through the rise of remote working, a good employee experience (EX) can come from many places. But Forrester’s research shows that the hallmark of a good employee experience is always the same — it empowers, enables, and inspires employees. Organizational awareness on the importance of EX in driving business results...
remote teams
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How To Lead Remote Meetings — And Have a Little Fun Doing It

Being a manager is already tough. Navigating the switch to fully remote teams in the last few years has probably made your job even tougher. Leading remote teams is not intuitive and requires different skills than in-person management. However, with practice and the right tools, you can manage a remote team effectively. In my experience...
technology for startups
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Free Download: Learn How AI, VR, Blockchain Can Benefit Your Business

StartupNation’s Business Builder E-Book Series provides you with a FREE downloadable guide to help you start, grow or manage your business. Confused by the metaverse and blockchain? Curious about how e-commerce businesses generate income? Wondering how to use AI and VR in your small business? We've got answers and strategies for you in this FREE...
artificial intelligence
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Grow Your Business Smarter With Artificial Intelligence

Success does not solely depend on products and their quality. The customer experience (CX) plays an important role and CX and AI (artificial intelligence) go hand in hand. According to a recent report, digital transformation investment is expected to approach $7 trillion as companies build on existing strategies and investments, becoming digital-at-scale future enterprises by...
virtual office
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Meetings in the Metaverse: A Step-By-Step Guide to Creating a Virtual Office

Virtual reality has been around for a while. However, it wasn't until recently that technology evolved enough to make VR experiences truly immersive and realistic. Today, VR is popping up everywhere, especially after Facebook's rebranding as Meta that turned the public's attention to the metaverse. Even though some believe the true metaverse is still years...
tech stack
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5 Tips to Effectively Manage Your Growing Tech Stack

We live in an increasingly digital world — one where companies are using an ever-growing number of tech tools to automate or streamline a broad range of key business functions to boost productivity. These tech tools can often simplify a variety of office responsibilities, ranging from supply chain management to aggregating sales data. However, an...
artificial intelligence
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How Artificial Intelligence Can Enhance the Employee Experience in HR

Artificial intelligence (AI) raises everything from fears of a takeover by machines to optimism that computers will solve some of humanity's toughest challenges. Still, it is fast becoming an important consideration for many business processes, and human resources (HR) is no different. HR departments are starting to deploy AI solutions to save costs, influence more...
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Keeping Books for a Small Business … Without Spreadsheets

From side hustle to freelance to startup, keeping track of money just can’t be ignored. This is called bookkeeping, and it helps you know how much money you’re earning, where your business is spending and how much you are making. The practice has evolved somewhat since 1458, when Benedetto Cotrugli standardized the practice of bookkeeping...
AI As Your Teammate
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Your Guide to Using Custom Automation for Any Business Process

The following is adapted from "AI as Your Teammate" by Evan Ryan. Copyright 2021 by Teammate Press. There are so many AI tools out there that allow you to automate a multitude of tasks both large and small. But custom automation? That is where the rubber truly meets the road. Once you give your team...
agile methodology
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Why Startups Should Look to Agile Methodology When in Growth Mode

Hiring and team growth are often the first signs that a startup is advancing from the initial startup phase and advancing into a leadership position within the market. While an exciting time, these growth periods can also make or break a company without the right strategy in place. Even though teams may still be small-...
automation
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AI and Automation Trends for Startups in 2022

The automation trends for startups change from year to year as artificial intelligence (AI) advances. The pandemic of the last couple of years forced more companies online and moved customers to a more digital interface. Around 58% of B2B companies use marketing automation to attract and interact with leads. The more processes you can automate,...
tools for remote work
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27 Simple Tools to Run a Remote Team

Remote work took over the world in 2020, and thanks to the benefits it provides, it’s not going anywhere anytime soon. It’s not just good for the employees (who can stay safer and commute less), but businesses as well. Employers are now saving up to $10,000 per employee on office overhead costs, and remote-first companies...
responsible artificial intelligence
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How to Build a Better Startup with Responsible Artificial Intelligence

Startups are quick to announce that they use artificial intelligence (AI) technology to provide better results for their clients, streamline workflows, create products more efficiently, and offer software solutions far beyond those of their competitors. But while AI can provide tangible benefits to help you automate and grow your startup, you need to use it...