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3 Things You’ll Need to Launch a Creative Business

Have you dreamed of starting a creative business? Here's how to get started. After the collective trauma that was 2020 and 2021, many of us are feeling burnt out, both creatively and mentally. It doesn’t matter if you’ve been sick yourself or dealt with the illness of a loved one, we’ve all felt the stress...
Brand value
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Artist and Entrepreneur Erik Wahl Shares How to Create Brand Value [VIDEO]

In “The Spark and The Grind,” artist, author and entrepreneur Erik Wahl illustrates the delicate balance between creativity and discipline: the spark of inspiration, and the grind of turning that idea into reality. “Sparking the grind and grinding the spark,” according to Wahl, is the two-fold process that ignites the power of disciplined creativity. Wahl...
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4 Ways to Promote Team Collaboration and Inspire Innovation Within Your Startup

What do all startups that drive growth by embracing strategic thinking, inspiring creativity and supporting talent have in common? Team collaboration. Market competition is thick. Startups that embrace inventiveness and creativity rise, and such innovation happens when leadership and teams unify in pursuit of a shared vision within a culture that highly values collaboration. Here are...
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The Great Content Battle: Search Engine Optimization vs. Creativity

Entrepreneurs wear multiple hats, which means failing to take on critical responsibilities could land you in hot water. Are you in charge of marketing your startup? If so, are you part of the 55 percent of marketers whose top marketing priority is content creation? Your startup's blog won't do anything but take up your valuable...
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The Benefits of Encouraging Creativity and Innovation in the Workplace

Creativity is essential for any organization if you want to keep your business moving forward. There are numerous organizations that have designed a cool, funky, creative environment for their employees to help them relax and spark creative thinking to get their projects moving forward. Some organizations go as far as having regular brainstorming sessions when working...
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5 Leadership Traits No Entrepreneur Succeeds Without

Entrepreneurs have some of the hardest jobs in the world. At an established company and with a competent team, leading is mostly a matter of keeping the rudder straight. At a startup, it’s another story entirely. Entrepreneurs wear many hats: the role of marketing, sales, day-to-day operations and more all fall on your shoulders. And once...
Dell's Quarterly Business Sale
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Dell Quarterly Business Sale: Take a Deeper Look into the Dell XPS Family of Solutions

Dell's Quarterly Business Sale runs Jan. 14 through Feb. 1 and includes exclusive savings on the Dell XPS family of solutions. StartupNation exclusive discounts and savings on Dell products and accessories: Learn more here Premium materials, expert craftsmanship and product innovation High-quality and meticulously crafted from premium materials like machined aluminum and carbon fiber, XPS...
Seth Godin
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Seth Godin Talks Creativity and How to Find Your Passion

In his newest book, “The Practice: Shipping Creative Work,” author and entrepreneur Seth Godin provides the roadmap for all creative people seeking to implement change in the world through their work. “The Practice” is a little book packed with lots of wisdom. Based on The Akimbo Workshops created by Seth and his team, readers now have...
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Embrace Your Bold Ideas: 3 Tips for Securing Investment During the Pandemic

Entrepreneurs are still the future of the economy. Entrepreneurs push innovation forward and find ways to solve the unique problems presented by COVID-19. Encouraging entrepreneurship requires investment capital and acquiring capital means investors must be willing to find opportunities during these uncertain times. Recent history shows it’s possible for investors to find great investments during...
Brad Graeber
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Powerhouse Animation’s Brad Graeber on Starting up in the Creative Space: Presented by StartupNation and Dell Technologies

In this session presented by StartupNation and Dell Technologies, Powerhouse Animation's Brad Graeber discusses starting up within the art and design space. StartupNation exclusive discounts and savings on Dell products and accessories: Learn more here Brad is an animation executive, writer and producer based in Austin, Texas. He is now the CEO and co-founder of...
right-brain thinking
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How Right-Brain Thinking Could Save Your Startup in Times of Crisis

There is no denying that our country is currently in a time of crisis. The spread of COVID-19 is causing the shutdown of non-essential businesses in almost every state. This has launched many company owners into full-on panic mode as they attempt to find a way to keep their business moving forward during this uncertain...
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9 Habits Successful Entrepreneurs Use to Increase Productivity

There are always those successful entrepreneurs and small business owners who check so many tasks off of their to-do list, it seems they must have extra hours in the day. But since they’re only human, there must be something they’re doing to get so much done, right? There must be habits and hacks they have...
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How to Create a Culture of Learning Within Your Startup

Too often, learning is neglected in favor of productivity at startup companies. While it may be easy to get caught up in the day-to-day process of getting things done during the early days, creating a culture of learning is vital to the long-term success of your startup. First, a culture of learning is crucial for...
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How to Manage Risk Like an Entrepreneur

The following is excerpted from the book "Creative Calling: Establish a Daily Practice, Infuse Your World with Meaning, and Succeed in Work + Life" by Chase Jarvis. Copyright © 2019 by Chase Jarvis. To be published on September 24, 2019 by Harper Business, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers. Reprinted by permission. I’ve had the opportunity...
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4 Ways to Overcome a Plateau and Reignite Your Passion

We've all been there. Our business is growing according to plan, and then... it isn't. We've hit a plateau, we feel stuck and we don’t know what to do. Don’t panic! Business, like life, runs in cycles. With a clear assessment and a fresh perspective, you can get back on track and grow your business in new and...
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How to Bring New Life and Innovation Into Your Business

Perhaps you’re struggling to find new customers, or you’re feeling stagnant in your startup. Maybe you’re having difficulty competing with others in your industry. Whatever the case, you feel the need to breathe new life into your business. Shake things up a little! Here’s how to bring new life and innovation back into the business you so...
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Show Me the Funding! Creativity Can Help Get the Money and Resources You Need

The following is excerpted from “Target Funding: A Proven System to Get the Money and Resources You Need to Start or Grow Your Business," pg. 26 to 28 (McGraw-Hill, July 12, 2019).  If the vast majority of early-stage entrepreneurs, small businesses, and independent inventors can’t get conventional business loans or venture capital, where do they find...