Comerica Hatch Detroit Semi-Finalists Announced

Jeff Sloan and Linda Forte, senior VP of business affairs and chief diversity officer at Comerica Bank, co-host this week’s show to announce the 10 semi-finalists of the Comerica Hatch Detroit contest. Comerica is a great sponsor of StartupNation Radio, and also sponsors the Hatch Detroit Contest, in which one Detroit entrepreneur will win $50,000 toward the startup business of his or... Read More

3 Phase Gates to Move Your Product or Service to Market

At some point along the journey, most entrepreneurs are faced with what may seem like the final impossibility – the one roadblock that has the potential to prevent them from bringing their idea, product or service to market. It doesn’t have to: entrepreneurs can use the following three “phase gate” process to conquer the impossibilities... Read More

Live Free or DIY: The Startup Capital You Didn’t Know You Had [Book Excerpt]

From startup to growth to pivoting in a changing marketplace, “Live Free or DIY” reveals how small business owners in every industry encounter the same roadblocks—and how the solutions are simpler than you think. Whether wrestling with strategies for attracting customers, growing revenue, dealing with red tape, or getting the most out of every twenty-four hours,... Read More

7 Small Business Grants for Entrepreneurs

Using small business grants can be extremely appealing. After all, it’s money you don’t have to pay back, which means no interest payments, no late payments and no chance of losing any collateral. So, why doesn’t every small business owner forego a small business loan and take advantage of this free money? As it turns... Read More

Going for Gold: Small Business Lessons From Olympians-Turned Entrepreneurs

The journey to Rio for the 2016 Olympic Games is a winding one for top athletes — and a familiar path to anybody who has launched a business. Rigorous training, long hours and lots of sacrifices all are in the mix as athletes devote their lives to achieving Olympic gold. Once their competitive athletic years are... Read More