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marketing lessons
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Marketing Lessons We Learned in 2021

Can you believe that we’re about to say hello to 2022? Feels like it was just yesterday that we were talking about the digital marketing trends to look out for in 2021. The global pandemic has changed not only our way of living and communicating, but how we operate businesses as well. With thousands and...
chatbots
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9 Ways Small Businesses Can Effectively Use Chatbots

To help you understand the effectiveness and use of chatbots, we asked business professionals for their best insights. From qualifying leads to supporting online customer service, there are several ways to effectively utilize chatbots for your small business. Think of chatbots as assistants The best way is to not think of them as chatbots at...
CRM and marketing automation
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How to Use CRM and Marketing Automation to Improve Your Scalability

Automation has become a business essential. For entrepreneurs looking to grow their business, the question always is, “How can I work smarter, not harder?” That’s where the power of marketing automation and your customer relationship management (CRM) comes into play. With such high demand to cut down on costs while increasing profitability, businesses are turning...
cloud technology
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How Cloud Technology Enables Budding Entrepreneurs to Work Smarter

There is no doubt that cloud technology continues to grow in popularity; we’re using it in our personal lives more than ever before, and businesses are adopting cloud infrastructure and applications to improve workplace collaboration, productivity and even security. Paving the way for a new wave of business leaders One great thing about the cloud...
automation
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Automation Technologies Companies Should Focus on in Q4

Q4 is shaping up to be incredibly busy for virtually all industries. Even though it's crunch time for exceeding quarterly and annual goals, it's critical to spend adequate time positioning your company for greatness in Q1. Successful leaders find ways to spend their valuable time on the things that matter most. In order to spend...
finance teams
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4 Ways Startups Can Empower Their Remote Finance Teams

Finance teams worldwide emerged as strategic leaders for startups with the onset of the pandemic by recognizing ways to efficiently manage remote teams, their finances, company operations and associated cost-cutting mechanisms. Now more than ever, as the remote work landscape continues to change, startup leaders need to reevaluate whether they’ve enabled their finance teams enough...
content marketing automation
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10 Actionable Steps to Automate Your Content Marketing Workflow

Being a marketer in today’s digitally dependent world without using automation tools is just like starting a business without intending to scale it. Statistics show that half of the companies in the marketing field alone are now using marketing automation and 58% of the B2B companies are thinking of using it in today’s digital world....
private 5G
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Taking the Pulse: Private 5G

We asked IT decision-makers what would drive them to deploy private 5G. In the process, we discovered that many are already exploring this nascent technology. To take the pulse of technology and business trends, Dell Technologies has been regularly surveying 800 IT decision-makers (ITDMs) across six countries (U.S., U.K., France, Germany, Brazil and China). In...
chatbot
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How to Use a Messenger Chatbot to Automate FAQs About Your Business

Chatbots are an entrepreneur's secret weapon. They can engage and assist your prospects or customers on autopilot, saving you precious time and resources. So, what is a chatbot, exactly? It's simply a piece of software that can be set up to automatically converse back and forth with a customer. While bots can be used to...
freelancers
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How Freelancers Can Stay Afloat During Times of Crisis

Freelancers may have mastered working at home, but that doesn’t mean they have it easy right now. In a crisis like COVID-19, independent contractors are often the first to be cut. Although most freelancers are eligible for loans under the Paycheck Protection Program, the PPP can’t make up for lost work. And those who do...
software solutions
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8 Step Process for Evaluating Software Solutions for Your Business

Entrepreneurs are wise to make use of software to automate and streamline day-to-day processes. But knowing which software tool to choose is challenging. StartupNation exclusive discounts and savings on Dell products and accessories: Learn more here Here’s a process that will help you decide which tools to add to your list of options and how...
Financial Operations
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How to Build Scalable Financial Operations for Your Startup

One of the most important questions faced by startups is "How do I create a scalable financial department?" It’s also one of the most difficult questions to answer because a blanket approach doesn’t exist. Every startup will face its own unique challenges. The added pressure of responding to the COVID-19 pandemic is another major consideration weighing...
data driven growth
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4 Ways to Optimize Your Startup for Reliable, Data-Driven Growth

Optimizing the growth of your startup is crucial for both immediate profitability and long-term success. While tapping into the “secret formula” for lasting growth may seem like a challenge, today’s founders actually have more resources available than ever before to help drive growth.  You can achieve reliable growth by tapping into the data that is...
small business finances
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5 Simple Ways to Organize Your Small Business Finances

Credit scores are often seen as the number one obstacle preventing small businesses from getting financing. But disorganized financials may be equally to blame. In today’s challenging economic environment in particular, lenders want to make sure your business is viable and will be able to repay the debt. Organized and up-to-date finances are essential if...
mobile messaging
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How to Harness the Power of Mobile Messaging for Your Business

We use mobile messaging apps daily, in both our professional and personal lives. Thus, it’s understandable that many startups are using them for work during these unprecedented times. But how can startups harness the power of messaging apps when it comes to business? Messaging apps can provide many benefits to your company’s communications strategy. Some...
expenses
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Don’t Let These 5 Sneaky Startup Expenses Break Your Budget

The budget is one of the most important components of your startup's business plan. An in-depth knowledge of your cash flow and expenses will allow you to make more informed decisions and manage your business more effectively. But, the only way your budget can help you is if it’s realistic. A good budget will include...
process management
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Follow These Process Management Trends for a More Streamlined Business

One of the best things you can do for your business is adopt new process management trends that will streamline your workflow. After all, as an entrepreneur, you have countless responsibilities on your plate. The right process management systems can simplify your workflow and give you access to better information, ensuring that you are better equipped...
starting
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5 Tips for Finally Starting Your Dream Business in 2020

Do you want to start 2020 with a bang? The beginning of the year is the perfect time to finally take the leap and open the business that you’ve always dreamed about starting. To make it a little easier for you, we've put together a list of our best business-building tips to help you stop...
hiring
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3 Ways Technology Can Revive Your Recruiting and Hiring Strategy

Thankfully, gone are the days of employers sifting through stacks of paper resumes to find the best candidates out there. With just the click of a button, recruiters can search for candidates nationwide and narrow down the applicant pool to specific hiring qualifications. While finding candidates may be easier than ever before, today’s personnel have...
prepare
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How to Prepare Your Startup for the Year Ahead in 2020

Most entrepreneurs dream big in the beginning, envisioning a company that not only meets but exceeds expectations. While the sky is the limit, you'll only make it there if you prepare yourself ahead of time and have a firm grasp on what it takes to succeed as a modern-day entrepreneur. After five years, about 50...