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The Importance of Business Coaching: StartupNation Radio featuring Jon Dwoskin

On today's business coaching-themed episode of StartupNation, Jeff brings on Jon Dwoskin. Dwoskin is a business coach, author, speaker and podcaster who has coached everyone from solopreneurs to Fortune 500 companies. Tune in to the full StartupNation Radio show with Dwoskin to learn more about business coaching: StartupNation exclusive discounts and savings on Dell products...
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Things Investors Say When Really What They Mean is, “No”

One lesson I learned the hard way as a founder is that investors never like to say “no.” They especially don’t like to say “yes,” but “no” is almost as difficult to get out of them. Why? Well, because they never want to completely close the door on what could eventually be a massive missed...
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Financing Options for a Small Business

Finding the Right Funding Financing your business is one of the first  critical decisions you'll make.  A while back, we were approached by "Brian," an Entrepreneur who  started a company with a combination of funds from his personal savings  account and credit cards. He was looking for a venture capital  investment, but part way into his...
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Financing Options for a Small Business

Finding the Right Funding Financing your business is one of the first  critical decisions you'll make.  A while back, we were approached by "Brian," an Entrepreneur who  started a company with a combination of funds from his personal savings  account and credit cards. He was looking for a venture capital  investment, but part way into his...
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Startup Funding – A Closer Look at the Key Options

Gaining access to initial funding and maintaining a workable cash flow situation are two of the biggest challenges that newly established and fledgling businesses face. There are of course no guarantees of sustainable success even when a new company is able to generate investor interest and raise the cash they need to get started. Here...
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Top 3 Apps for Entrepreneurs

According to Forrester research, a billion people will own smartphones by 2016. An increasingly smartphone friendly world is perfect for entrepreneurs craving time away from the office. No longer tethered to desks or even wi-fi, our mobile world opens new doors for productivity on the run. So which apps are virtual wonders and which are...
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The Angel Honey Pot Continues to Grow

According to the 2006 Angel Market Analysis released today by the Center for Venture Research at the University of New Hampshire, the angel investor market experienced steady growth in 2006, with total investments of $25.6 billion, an increase of 10.8 percent over 2005. This is an irrefutable statement about the fact that the money is...
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Best small business opportunities remember that we’re creatures of habit

I blogged about this 10 days ago but something caught my eye this afternoon that caused me to revisit, even perseverate a bit on, the issue again. There is a tendency for first-time entrepreneurs to go with the “it's never been done before in the history of humankind” excitement & strategy when starting a small...