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buying a business
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From Employee to Owner: How I Bought My Business

Every entrepreneur’s story is unique. Many individuals start off with a good idea. This idea allows them to create an offering or product that helps solve a problem facing customers. They acquire the necessary legal assets, including entity formations and tax IDs, so this idea may become a startup, launch, and open for business. What...
Hillary Sawchuk
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StartupNation Originals: A Drink With Hillary Sawchuk

If you could have a drink with anyone, who would it be? In her web series, A Drink With, Hillary Sawchuk sits down with today's most interesting and influential industry leaders, entrepreneurs, celebrities and artists in order to learn their stories. As founder, producer and host of the show, Sawchuk has interviewed the likes of...
e-commerce
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4 Things E-Commerce Entrepreneurs Must Know About Buyer Behavior

As an e-commerce entrepreneur, you’ve undoubtedly spent countless hours fine-tuning your product to make it the best it can be. But a great product alone does not a successful e-commerce business make. You must also be able to tap into the mind of the consumer, which isn’t always easy. By understanding buyer behavior and what influences online...
Patriot Boot Camp
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Patriot Boot Camp Helps Veterans Launch Tech Startups

After they leave the service, some military veterans choose to pursue entrepreneurship rather than taking a civilian job. But until recently, these vets often had to forge a new path and find startup resources on their own. Several organizations now aim to fill that gap. Patriot Boot Camp offers a three-day intensive program that helps...
Remote teams
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This Entrepreneur and CEO Shares Tips for Building Strong Remote Teams

Iwein Fuld, CEO and co-founder of StarterSquad, knows a thing or two about building and managing remote teams. He has created, worked on and led remote teams for multi-billion dollar software companies to startups on a shoestring. He has learned through experience that whether the client is big or small, all remote teams face some...
schools
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Do Schools Hinder Entrepreneurship?

“Do Schools Kill Creativity?” is one of the most popular TED Talks of all time. In his entertaining and provocative presentation, Sir Ken Robinson says (referring largely to the state of education today) that “..if you’re not prepared to be wrong, you’ll never come up with anything original. And by the time they get to...
business idea
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7 Sure-Fire Signs You’ve Discovered a Strong Business Idea

At this point, you might have invested years into researching and exploring your business idea. On the other hand, your venture’s topic could have come to you overnight. Regardless of how your idea came to you, you’re ready to take the next step. You’ve come up with a business idea, and now you need to...
small business owners
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Study Explores the Current State of American Small Business Owners

The early bird gets the worm. Nice guys finish last. You snooze, you lose. Sound familiar? As entrepreneurs, we’ve all been hardwired, to some extent, to believe that the more hours we put in and the more we invest in self-preservation, the easier it will be to beat the competition to the punch. You hear...
StartupNation Radio 2018
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Entrepreneurs and Authors: Dr. Patti Fletcher and Tim Marshall [Radio]

This week on StartupNation Radio, your host, Jeff Sloan, is joined by two entrepreneurs and authors. First up is Dr. Patti Fletcher, a tech executive, marketing influencer, gender equity advocate, angel investor, speaker and author of “Disrupters: Success Strategies From Women Who Break the Mold.” During the show, Patti discusses why there is a dearth of...
Books
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Writing a Novel: 5 Lessons to Learn About Entrepreneurship

Success. They've got it. You want it. Not just the type of success that comes with a two-story house, a garage and a boat, but the kind with three houses, a garage for that boat, and you're pretty sure the Sunday night Hallmark movie is about their legendary rise. It's that success that's eluded you from the day...
side hustle
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3 Reasons Why a Side Hustle Can Make a Huge Impact in Your Career

While a business degree can be valuable to your career growth, there are plenty of real-world examples that make it obvious that a degree isn’t the be-all end-all to a burgeoning career. Bill Gates famously dropped out of Harvard to start Microsoft. Steve Jobs dropped out of college and went on to found Apple, Pixar and...
sales
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Overcoming a Fear of Sales as a New Entrepreneur

Let’s face it: sales isn't for everyone. Some people just seemed to be wired in such a way that they can walk up to a door or into a board room and jump right into a winning pitch. They seem to be born with some sort of "X factor" that makes them the perfect salesman....
StartupNation community
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What’s Hot in the StartupNation Community Forums?

The StartupNation community forums provide an online space for like-minded entrepreneurs to share advice, discover new data and strategies and connect with one another. It is also an outlet for dreamers to learn the necessary steps to turn their ideas into reality and a place where entrepreneurs and small business owners can turn to for...
Business
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Why it Never Pays to Be a Jackass: In Business and Life [Opinion]

Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this column are the author's own, and do not reflect the viewpoints of StartupNation Media Group, LLC. Lessons in how to have lasting impact While we might be living in an age of sanctioned jackass leadership, it rarely works out for those of us who want to stand for greatness...
Mentoring
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Mentoring is at the Heart of Entrepreneurship

Teaching and mentoring is at the heart of entrepreneurship. As business owners, we're teaching our prospects how our company can help solve their problem. With our team, we're teaching and communicating our vision and how we're to take care of our customers. With our company leadership, we're teaching how to guide their respective functions of...