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10 Tips for Landing a Product Licensing Deal

When you’ve got a great idea for a product, there’s an important decision to make right up front: Do you want to build a brand new company from the ground up in order to commercialize the product, or do you sign a product licensing deal with a preexisting company that already has the resources in...
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11 Tips to Master Self-Discipline and Rid Yourself of Bad Habits

Warren Buffett said: “Chains of habit are too light to be felt until they are too heavy to be broken.” It’s far too easy for bad habits to derail our businesses, health, finances, relationships and happiness. Just one bad habit can be the bad apple that spoils a dozen good ones. Here’s how top entrepreneurs...
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8 Steps for the Perfect Product Launch

You’ve created the killer product that will change the world. Now you need people to buy it. Top entrepreneurs and members of The Oracles share their tried-and-tested ways to build buzz so people buy from you and passionately spread the word for mega profits. StartupNation exclusive discounts and savings on Dell products and accessories: Learn more here...
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6 Accomplished Entrepreneurs Share How to Start a Business with $100

Many would-be entrepreneurs never start a business because they’re waiting for the perfect idea or don’t have enough disposable capital to break out of the rat race. These accomplished entrepreneurs and members of The Oracles share how to start a business with $100: StartupNation exclusive discounts and savings on Dell products and accessories: Learn more here...
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6 Reasons Why A Mentor is Essential to New Business Owners

Entrepreneurs know how exciting it is to bring a new idea to life. Yet, however great the idea, they may not know how to develop it into a working business model to generate revenue. That’s where a mentor comes in. Over the years, we’ve had several mentors who have been an integral part of our...
WJR Business Beat
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WJR Business Beat with Jeff Sloan: Small Business Insurance is Mission Critical (Episode 266)

On today's Business Beat, Jeff chats with Michael Spath, client executive and small business advisor at Kapnick Insurance Group and StartupNation's insurance expert, on the importance of small business insurance for entrepreneurs. Tune in to the Business Beat, below, to learn what types of small business insurance you should consider to best protect your company:...
Randall Buchman
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‘Everything Borrowed’ Podcast Ep. 18: A Conversation with Randall Buchman

On this new episode of "Everything Borrowed," Andrew welcomes Randall Buchman. Founder and CEO of Emerald Growth Partners, Buchman joins the Everything Borrowed roster in episode 18! Emerald Growth Partners is responsible for the cannabis company, Pleasantrees. Buchman is committed to creating a premium cannabis brand that is focusing on erasing the negative stigma surrounding...
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‘Everything Borrowed’ Podcast Ep. 17: A Conversation with Burton Heiss

Welcome to an all-new episode of "Everything Borrowed," a podcast hosted by Andrew Blake! On this episode, Andrew welcomes Burton Heiss, CEO of Buddy's Pizza. Burton joined Buddy’s Pizza as CEO in July 2019, with over 20 years of experience in the restaurant industry. During the show, Blake and Burton talk about how he is...
Key Moves
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StartupNation’s ‘Key Moves’ Podcast: John Ezzo (Episode 3)

Welcome to another episode of StartupNation’s “Key Moves” podcast, hosted by Jeff Sloan! In this podcast, Jeff goes beyond the mere backstory of business success and dives into the key moves made by the leaders and founders of successful companies that put them on the trajectory toward significant success. StartupNation exclusive discounts and savings on Dell products...
Mark Hackel
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‘Everything Borrowed’ Podcast Ep. 16: A Conversation with Mark Hackel

On this episode of "Everything Borrowed," Mark Hackel, County Executive for Macomb County, joins Andrew to talk about a few of the topics we are currently facing on the home front. Mark explains his thoughts and feelings on his job as a politician, the current issues surrounding COVID-19 and his belief to focus on the...
Darren McCarty
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‘Everything Borrowed’ Podcast Ep. 15: A Conversation with Darren McCarty

Four-time Stanley Cup champion, former Red Wings enforcer, host of "Grind Time with Darren McCarty" podcast and a true Detroit gem, Darren McCarty joins Andrew for episode 15 of "Everything Borrowed." Darren is an advocate for the legalization of cannabis, which is on a list of things that helped his recovery from alcoholism, along with...
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StartupNation’s ‘Key Moves’ Podcast: Jayson Waller (Episode 2)

Welcome to another episode of StartupNation’s "Key Moves" podcast, hosted by Jeff Sloan! StartupNation exclusive discounts and savings on Dell products and accessories: Learn more here In this podcast, Jeff goes beyond the mere backstory of business success and dives into the key moves made by the leaders and founders of successful companies that put them on...
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‘Everything Borrowed’ Podcast Ep. 14: A Conversation with Jason Hundey

Friend, writer, teacher, podcaster and history buff are just a few words to describe today's guest. On this episode of "Everything Borrowed," Jason Hundey joins host Andrew Blake to discuss the evolution and history of rock and music as a whole. Hundey has taught a university-designed Music History course for 10 years, been one of...
Charles Coristine
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‘Everything Borrowed’ Podcast Ep. 13: A Conversation with Charles Coristine

Charles Coristine, president and CEO of LesserEvil Snacks, channels his passions for mindfulness and healthy living into creating snacks. Today, "Everything Borrowed" host, Andrew Blake, chats with Coristine about his journey from a career on Wall Street to shaping LesserEvil’s core beliefs. The company prioritized not just ingredients, but spirit and desire to do better...
Lou Cysewski
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‘Everything Borrowed’ Podcast Ep. 12: A Conversation with Lou Cysewski

Today, Andrew Blake sits down with the CEO and founder of Coolperx, Lou Cysewski. The two talk about sustainable business and how Cysewski helps companies combat climate change. Coolperx is the world's first and only social purpose marketing, merchandise and events agency. They offer unique and impactful corporate marketing, branded merchandising, consulting, and events that...
christopher george
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‘Everything Borrowed’ Podcast Ep. 11: A Conversation with Christopher George

On this episode of "Everything Borrowed," Andrew Blake's guest, Christopher George, is not only a Detroit native, the CEO and co-founder of Gentleman’s Box, but also chairman of the Subscription Trade Association (SUBTA).  During the episode, George shares his story and success in the thriving subscription industry and how businesses unwilling to pivot will be...
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‘Everything Borrowed’ Podcast Ep. 10: A Conversation with Spike Cohen

On today's episode of "Everything Borrowed," Andrew Blake welcomes Spike Cohen. Spike Cohen was the Libertarian Party's nominee for vice president during the 2020 election, running alongside Jo Jorgensen. The Libertarian may not have won the 2020 election, but that does not mean they are going to just give up on trying. Andrew and Spike...