The genesis of a new business idea can come from anywhere. You don’t like visible panty lines on your rear end? Your g-strings just aren’t all that comfy? Hmm – There ought to be a better way. This is exactly what happened with Sara Blakely. She took her $5,000 savings and invented a better way,... Read More
We want to learn from the StartupNation community and we’re giving away a prize package to one lucky winner this month, along with four 2nd prizes too. This contest is sponsored by Southwest Airlines, PrintingForLess.com, Atlas Business Solutions and LegalZoom. Grand Prize package: One winner will receive • Southwest Airlines:1 round-trip airline ticket • PrintingForLess.com:... Read More
From Joan Isabella, StartupNation Radio consultant This weekend, I came across two marketing concepts that made me ask the question WHAT ARE THESE PEOPLE THINKING?!?!?!. The first was in an article in the Detroit Free Press and it talked about a new energy drink called "Cocaine". The spokesperson for the company said, "It’s a fun... Read More
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Angel investors bless your business with vital financing, but you need to think hard about what to give up in return. Here
Few things catch e-tail customers
As your company and staff grow, so will the number of licenses required for your server, the operations center of your business. This can be a knotty and confusing task, so you should anticipate the challenges and understand how to whip them.
I just took a walk at lunch. I had already eaten a sandwich at my desk (peanut butter & jelly). I just wanted a walk break. I walked by 2 movie theaters & thought how cool, and creative-thinking-mind-changing, it would be to watch 45 minutes of a movie during my lunch hour. But the idea... Read More
Buy CRM software and strategize, but know this: The best Customer Relationship Management is about understanding what makes your customers happy.
With the right inventory management system, your business can communicate honestly with customers and avoid bad first impressions.