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5 Essential Practices for Developing a Personal Brand

Amid COVID-19, many individuals are using time spent sheltering in place to start a business or pursue a side hustle. If that sounds familiar, as you begin taking the next steps to create a professional brand, including drafting business plans and incorporating the business, you must also consider developing your personal brand. StartupNation exclusive discounts...
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Before Starting a Business in 2019, Tackle These 3 Legal Areas

Planning to start a business in 2019? Here's the good news: preparing now will help to put you and your new company on the right track to success. Great idea? Check. Detailed business plan that objectively measures where you’ll take the company in the short and long-term? Check. Plans to incorporate the business to legitimize...
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The Anatomy of a Perfect E-Commerce Store [Infographic]

Oftentimes, entrepreneurs fail to realize how tough running an e-commerce store can be. Granted, it may be possible to run on only a backbone of staff in comparison to what a brick and mortar store requires, with relatively few barriers to entry unlike with many other businesses, but because of this, there’s usually a lot of competition. For...
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Virtual Assistant: A startup’s answer

6 Reasons why Every Start-Up Should Hire a Virtual Assistant Start-Up businesses face daunting challenges the moment the enterprise is formally launched. There are several challenges along the way to attaining business success. Some of these challenges manifest themselves when you least expect it. For the inexperienced entrepreneur, his efforts could be stymied by circumstances...
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Students and Startups: A successfull combination!

10 Most Valuable Startups Launched by Students Anyone can be a successful entrepreneur. Whether you are still a college student or in your senior years, starting your own business does not have any time restrictions. And for college students, you can definitely launch your own startup business. Many of today’s biggest and most successful businesses...
Virtual Business Success
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Nurse Turns Entrepreneur with Tottels, Towels for Tots

Nurse gets entrepreneurial inspiration from her family Surgical nurse Neeta Tvelil said she was tired of picking up towels from the bathroom floor. She had three sons within five years and needed to cut down her pickup time and laundry. “I also wanted to make the process of hand washing easy and fun for the kids,” Tvelil...
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8 Things I’m Thankful for as a Business Owner

Being Thankful as a Business Owner As an entrepreneur, there’s quite a lot to be thankful for, if you think about it. Sure, sometimes you’d rather bury your head under a pillow than wake up and deal with the problems that lie ahead at your company, but in the end, it’s worth it. Here are...
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Amazon: What’s All The Hubub, Bub?

Hi gang. This is the first of a 2 part series about Amazon and eBay. I'm going to talk about each sites positives and negatives from a large sellers point of view. Please keep in mind that I am a dvd, cd, book, and video game seller - your experience may vary. Side effects include...
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Simple Ways to Be a Better Entrepreneur

Are you an entrepreneur who is stressed out about work and getting projects done on time? Check out these three, simple tips to help you get back on track… fast! 1. Work extra hours at strange times. If you are a morning person, try to get up one hour earlier and start working. If you...
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Specialty Retail Entrepreneur Expo & Conference, You gotta go!

Want to start your specialty product business this year? Then you MUST attend the (SPREE) Specialty Retail Entrepreneur Expo & Conference. Be part of the world's largest event for the $12 billion specialty retail industry! No matter if you are a retailer, or prospective entrepreneur looking for the newest concepts, or interested in starting  or...
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The Small Business Professor Gives Insights on Brother® Small Business Survey

A recent survey conducted by StartupNation's friends at Wakefield Research for Brother® International, http://bit.ly/cIsNF5, indicated that small business owners “believe that stockpiling their cash now is the best strategy for survival.” The survey also revealed ways that small business owners plan to make their businesses more efficient this year. To find out more, I interviewed...
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Powerful Partnerships!

As a retail product expert, and working with the industry leaders in the field of placing products on retailer’s shelves (or on TV), I am honored to be partnering up with one of those industries experts - Jim DeBetta. Jim and I have decided to join forces to help budding entrepreneurs get the education and connections necessary...
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I have a Product Idea- Now what?

Every time I tell people what I do as a Product Agent, and then start describing that I search for products for QVC, TV and retail product placement, inevitably 90% say, “Oh, I have a product idea, I just do not know what to do with it.” It never fails, ever. Then I start telling them...
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Target is re-branding to “Real MOMS”…..Bye-Bye Bullseye!

Is that bull’s-eye logo going bye-bye to survive the Wal-Mart effect? What does Wal-Mart know that may save business everywhere? Is it true- is Target steering away from their famous Bullseye logo? Since March of 2009, they have been pulling it to implement an ARROW; that is being targeted right to “Real MOMs” and how they...
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How to make money….when you’re not busy!

Boy, it sure does sound like that is a silly thing to say? How do you make money when you do not have work? Well, it isn’t easy...but you can do it. My husband lost his job two months ago, after 25 years in aerospace…..now who has issues? He is OK though because: 1) He...
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Cool, No-Cost Offers for Small Business Owners

I've been receiving several exclusive offers specifically to help small business owners. And since the economy is tough right now, I thought I'd share these free offers with you, my fellow StartupNation entrepreneurs: - Got an innovative, recession-busting marketing strategy that is helping your small business boost sales? If so, you may want to enter...
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“Bite Me Charlotte!” Overcoming your Nay-Sayers…

Imagine yourself on the CNBC show "The Big Idea" with host Donny Deutsch saying  “Bite Me Charlotte” to millions of his viewers. Donny then fires the question, “Kim, how did you overcome your nay-sayer Charlotte to achieve great success?” [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=te1SjoA6VNo&eurl=http://www.kimcoaz.com/index.php[/youtube] The answer starts when my family experienced a financial hardship and I needed to seek...
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A Printer Cartridge in a Pear Tree?

In just a few days, they (and by they, I, of course, mean the global powers-that-be who control the media’s light holiday feature-type articles) will release their treasured summation of what the 12 Days of Christmas would cost in today’s dollars. I looked over the list. Unless you run a small organic farm and are in...
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The No Bull Prizes for Home Entrepreneurship

It’s that time of year again, time for the Nobel Prizes—a series of awards given to the best and brightest scientific minds. But... excuse me all the way to Oslo and back... did you notice any categories for Home Business Entrepreneurs? Well, then. I would like to award my first-ever No Bull Prizes for Entrepreneurs....