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Think You Need a Technical Background to Launch a Tech Startup? Think Again

There are countless myths and misconceptions in the world of entrepreneurship, just waiting to be busted. One that still holds sway amongst many budding business leaders is that to be a founder of a tech startup, you have to actually be technical. Surely, if you’re going to create a product or service built on software,...
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Should You Start Your Business with a Partner?

Starting a business is no walk in the park. It requires an inordinate amount of patience and fortitude, not to mention time and money! Deciding to start up with a partner might seem like a great way to split your workload (and risk) in half, but think carefully before doing so. Partnerships aren’t for everyone. A...
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How Non-Technical Startup Founders Can Thrive

Five years ago, it was nearly impossible for a non-technical entrepreneur to get into mobile app or software development of any kind without a technical partner. Of course some did so successfully, but for your traditional bootstrapped startup, it was essential that the founding team be able to knock out the first iteration of code....
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4 Common Challenges to Starting a Side Hustle

Having a side hustle is a great way to increase your income, and it can produce enormous benefits when balanced with your main job. Depending on what your side hustle is, it may allow you to pursue new areas of your career field, diversify your skills, explore things you’re passionate about and network with new people...
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How to Choose the Right Business Partner [Infographic]

Starting a new business can be the most exciting time of your life. When you’re sitting on a big idea, it’s natural to want to share it. Plus, you’re likely to need a bit support from other people if you’re to get the thing off the ground. Most importantly, you may need a business partner:...
Online small business resources
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12 Online Small Business Resources to Help You Grow

We live in a digital world, which, in many ways, makes it easier to run a business. Whether you live in a major city chock full of resources dedicated to small businesses, or you live in the middle of nowhere with not so much as a post office nearby, you still have access to some...
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6 Ways Entrepreneurs Can Develop Business Skills

Many business owners realize their skills deficit after launching their startup, then quickly scrambled to bridge the gap. Whether you’re preparing to start a new company or you want to become a better leader, here are six ways you can develop your business skills. Noting that startups have a high failure rate, entrepreneur Neil Patel...
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You need to be the best in the world at … something

I was in a Starbucks the other day for a mid-afternoon pick-me-up and I was amazed at how the caffeine-ologists were able to create drink after drink without looking at anything in writing. One “associate” would listen to the drink order, call it out to the next guy & at the other end of this...
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NFL Players: Life planning after football

It's Super Bowl week here in Detroit and StartupNation is heading to a special NFL players sanctioned event this afternoon. The Sloan brothers are giving a presentation to current and former NFL players and other professional athletes on the value of networking to enhance their career after their playing days are over. Many players take...