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conversational commerce
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Why Conversational Commerce Is the Future of E-Commerce

Conversational commerce is the future of e-commerce. That seems like a pretty bold statement, right? And if you’re not too familiar with all things conversational commerce, you might think we’re jumping the gun a little on this one – but hear us out. Conversational commerce is essentially a strategy where the use of messaging services corresponds...
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...
artificial intelligence
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3 Ways Artificial Intelligence Can Help Inbound Marketing

Today, inbound marketing is inescapable for any startup that wants to be successful online. Not surprisingly, a survey done by Statista found that content marketing was believed to be the most effective digital marketing technique according to marketers — followed by marketing automation, big data, and artificial intelligence (AI). The one downside of inbound marketing...
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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...
AI for retail
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How to Use AI to Successfully Build and Scale Your Retail Business

Starting a business is no easy task. The commitment and time sacrifice are significant, and the expenditure of capital combined with the stress of managing numerous tasks can be overwhelming. Growing your business can be equally as challenging. In addition to facing operational issues, you also need to take into consideration the management of additional...
AI-First Culture
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Want to Stay Ahead of the Curve? Here Are 4 Ways to Build an AI-First Culture

The artificial intelligence (AI) of today and tomorrow will look very different from the AI from yesteryear. To embrace its limitless opportunities, businesses need to adapt an AI-first culture. StartupNation exclusive discounts and savings on Dell products and accessories: Learn more here How to adapt an AI-first culture Looking toward the future It’s 2030. Laura...
dell technologies cybersecurity
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Endpoint Security Solutions from Dell Technologies to Strengthen Your Cybersecurity

Today’s cybersecurity threat landscape is evolving at an alarming rate. In order to keep pace for our customers, Dell Technologies deploys an intrinsic security approach that is intelligent, pervasive and built into the infrastructure, platforms and devices that our customers use. For years, Dell has been embedding hundreds of dedicated professional security engineers across our...
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WJR Business Beat with Jeff Sloan: LLamasoft Acquisition Puts Spotlight on Michigan Startups (Episode 140)

Today, we've got some great news to report coming out of Ann Arbor. Another unicorn has emerged, as LLamasoft, an AI-based business for supply chain management, has been acquired for $1.5 billion. Jeff spoke with Ara Topouzian, executive director of the Michigan Venture Capital Association, who had this to say about the news: “It’s great news for the state...
emotional connection girl decoded
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Why Emotional Connection is Essential in Business

Emotional connection is now more important than ever, with remote work, social distancing and shelter in place orders. Rana el Kaliouby is a scientist, innovator and entrepreneur, as well as the inventor of her company Affectiva’s award-winning emotion recognition technology. Affectiva is the pioneer in emotion recognition software, or emotion AI. The technology company grew...
personalization
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The Power of Personalization and Automation in Email Marketing

Email personalization has come a long way. In the early days of email marketing, it was enough to simply send an email in order to get results. Today, the shotgun approach doesn’t work. Research shows that 52 percent of consumers are willing to walk from a brand or product if they don’t get personalized messages....
e-commerce
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Identify E-Commerce Market Gaps to Forge Success in a Digital World

When most people think of e-commerce, they imagine selling a physical product through an online platform. While many aspiring entrepreneurs find success doing just that, a growing number of companies are using e-commerce to deliver services that support their customer’s digital needs, from improved cybersecurity to chatbot services and ad management support. For entrepreneurs who...
automation
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Take Your Startup’s Marketing Automation Further with AI

It’s been said that artificial intelligence (AI) is the future, but I’d argue that AI is very much a thing of the here and now. It’s playing an increasingly significant role in marketing efforts, and is taking marketing automation to the next level. And during an era when customers are demanding fast and hyper-personalized service,...
email marketing
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3 Essential Email Marketing Trends to Utilize in 2019

Technology advancements in email marketing have come fast and furious, with automation and integrations bringing new capabilities to businesses of all sizes. Some of the major benefits include the ability to automate a series of personalized communications to customers and prospects, which can play a major role in cultivating customers and improving sales conversion rates....
startupnation radio
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New Year, New Business: Start it Up on StartupNation Radio

On this episode of StartupNation Radio, brought to you by Pappas Financial, Jeff is joined by co-host, Corey Welch, Detroit Site Leader for Rapid Advance. The fourth largest small business lender in America, Rapid Advance is a tech-powered financial services company that provides working capital to small and mid-sized businesses. To kick the show off,...
artificial intelligence
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Artificial Intelligence: Why Entrepreneurs Should Embrace Hybrid Workforces

Artificial intelligence and automated assistants are here to make life easier. Despite this fact, many startups let fear prevent them from taking advantage of new technology. One recent survey found that 56 percent of Americans believe that automation destroys more jobs than it creates. In this study, a third of respondents expressed personal fear of...
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How to Optimize Your Email Campaigns with Artificial Intelligence

Say goodbye to mass, impersonal email campaigns - they no longer work. What does this mean for startups and entrepreneurs? The only way to achieve high conversion rates is by keeping up with artificial intelligence (AI) trends. Upgrade your email marketing campaigns, or you’ll find your messaging goes straight to spam. Imagine a snowy winter...
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How the 3 Waves of Artificial Intelligence Can Elevate Your Startup

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is enjoying a prolonged moment in the spotlight. It’s easy to understand why: the potential applications for AI technology are seemingly endless and the implications are profound. But as powerful as AI is, it’s not always clear how advancements in AI can actually contribute to the day-to-day operations or long-term success of...
chatbot
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The Best Platforms for Building a Chatbot

It’s a chatbot world and we’re just living in it — but we prefer it like that! Chatbots 101, an infographic created by Oracle.com in 2017, revealed that 65 percent of consumers prefer to contact businesses through messaging apps. These stats are encouraging businesses of all sizes to follow customers onto messaging platforms where they...
artificial intelligence
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5 Ways Entrepreneurs Can Leverage Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence is the bold new frontier in business and entrepreneurship, and all signs point to an even bolder future for the burgeoning technology. Applications for AI in business are nearly boundless, and new uses emerge on a weekly basis. Leveraging artificial intelligence in your company’s marketing, management and long-term strategy can give you an...
chatbots
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Are Chatbots Right for Your Business?

One buzzword right now in the business world is: chatbots. And while bigger businesses like Lyft and Sephora are leveraging chatbots successfully, there’s still plenty of room for startups and small businesses to take advantage of them. But the question is: should you jump on this trend or leave it behind? Wait, what the heck...