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web design elements
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6 Essential Web Design Elements to Boost Your Website’s Conversions

As a business owner, the primary goal of your website is to convert visitors — whether the conversion is an email subscription, a lead for email newsletter subscription or a purchase. After all, what’s the point of driving traffic to your website if users don’t really engage with your content and convert? Yet so many...
StartupNation community
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What’s Hot in the StartupNation Community Forums?

The StartupNation community forums provide an online space for like-minded entrepreneurs to share advice, discover new data and strategies and connect with one another. It is also an outlet for dreamers to learn the necessary steps to turn their ideas into reality and a place where entrepreneurs and small business owners can turn to for...
Building a website
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12 Step Checklist For Building a Website

Creating a website can be daunting and you may feel like you don’t know where to start. The good news is, with the right help and the right tools, building a website is a very manageable process. It all starts with a good plan. The following website checklist will help guide you: Purpose and goals: Determine the purpose of...
Small Business Website
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50 Features Every Small Business Website Must Have [Infographic]

Every small business today knows the importance of a website. However, it's important to understand that just having a website without any concern for traffic, SEO or social media won't help a business be successful. If you have a website but it is not search engine friendly, it's not going to rank higher on Google...
Free Tools for Entrepreneurs
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Free Tools for Entrepreneurs & Tech Startups

Attention Tech Startups & Fellow Entrepreneurs: As a Startupologist There Is Nothing Better Than Finding Free Stuff Made By Awesome People! Special thanks to all the bloggers and web content curators that spread the word about free tools, tips and tricks for bootstrappers. This list was curated from +50 tech blogs & websites such as...
help desk
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Copy, Shmopy… Why do you need all this content?

It’s still the ruling king when it comes to business success! Make sure your site is optimized for the search engines with the right keywords! Add appropriate SEO words to your social-media campaign! Create current blogs, newsletters and videos! You see these messages through various mediums all day at work. And while you may be...
peer group
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Does Your SEO Content Create Buzz?

Does your SEO content create buzz?? “Content is King!” “Use social media to get new clients!” “Post an SEO blog!” Writing SEO content and posting it online is all the rage. But why? People want to hear about the latest trends that will help them save time, money and have more fun. If they like...
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Jeff Sloan Weighs In On the June 28th Radio Show

This past weekend’s show focused on how entrepreneurs are figuring out a way to break out in highly competitive, firmly entrenched business sectors. We had the privilege of interviewing two such entrepreneurs who are breaking big with their startup businesses. The first was Jason Raznick of Benzinga. They provide financial information to, as Jason put...
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Important Takeaway from Home-Based Hits Radio Show

  This past week’s StartupNation Radio show focused on home-based businesses. We covered a lot of the pros and cons of starting and operating a business at home, and interviewed several successful entrepreneurs who all started in their homes and have gone on to great success. Most illuminating for me however was the realization that...
improve company performance
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3 Free Ways to Boost Online Awareness

How to Improve Your Content for the Search Engines… Fast As an entrepreneur, you know you need to build online awareness and get high rankings on the search engines. And, of course, there are hundreds of services out there ready to help you… from very expensive, full-services to consultants to do-it-yourself tools to classes, and...
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Exclusive Interview with Rich Dad’s Robert Kiyosaki

Insights on “Why ‘A’ Students Work for ‘C’ Students—and ‘B’ Students Work for the Government” In an exclusive for StartupNation, Robert Kiyosaki, successful entrepreneur, investor and author of the #1 Personal Finance book of all time, “Rich Dad Poor Dad,” offered his insights related to his new book, “Why ‘A’ Students Work for ‘C’ Students—and...
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Is Your Site Missing from the Search Engines?

“My site is optimized for the search engines, and it’s not showing up online.” Yep. I hear this a lot. And unfortunately, I have to tell a lot of entrepreneurs that they just wasted their money. Maybe you can relate? Did you just spend a lot of time and money on a search-engine-optimization (SEO) service...
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Are You Guilty of These 3 Web Sins?

Whether you are creating a new Web site or reviewing the one you already have, there are three key factors to keep in mind. Are you guilty of these three Web site sins? 1. Visitors can’t get the information they need. This is pretty obvious, but often overlooked. It can be enticing to use fancy videos,...
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Online Promotion Mania

Have you noticed the growing wave of promotions (contests and sweepstakes) that are all over the internet these days? Start looking around and you'll see tons of TV ads that drive people to an online promotion. You'll also see all sorts of banner ads on sites throughout the Internet trying to get you to click...