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21 Ways to Grow Your New Business Online

If you’re not growing your business online in the current climate, you will likely leave a lot of money on the table. As 2021 begins, we’re witnessing a fast-changing landscape. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, everything from working to socializing to ordering and shopping online has become the norm. In fact, according to; “U.S....
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Facebook and the Reality of Privacy on Social Media

Originally published April 13, 2018. Social media forever changed the manner in which people interact with the world and communicate with one another. It also sparked a colossal shift in the ways that businesses market and advertise themselves. Facebook stands out as the clear leader in this space, with its massive global user base, expansive...
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4 Painless Ways to Secure Your Facebook Business Page

Originally published in 2018. Facebook is scrambling to recover after its most recent security breach, which put an estimated 50 million users' data at risk. That's 50 million people whose personal information could have fallen into the wrong hands. In light of the breach, Facebook took safety precautions securing an estimate 40 million users' data....
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4 Ways to Start Selling Online Today

If you think you’ve missed out on the e-commerce boom and should have started an online business long ago, here is some reassuring news: the industry’s rapid growth isn’t slowing down any time soon, and selling your products online has never been easier. Online sales were increasing steadily before the pandemic, but 2020 saw incredible...
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Why You Should Start a Business to Solve a Common Problem

Silicon Valley is known for its revolutionary ideas, grandiose statements and ability to challenge the status quo. By now, we’re all familiar with the classic persona of the Bay Area-located, hoodie-wearing techie, who tells their team to “move fast and break things” in order to “disrupt” entire industries. However, what those promising to change the...
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5 Common Mistakes Startups Make with Facebook Ads

There are a lot of new and small companies that rely on Facebook as a cornerstone of their marketing plan. And yet, so many brands struggle with Facebook ads. Before you continue pouring money into advertising campaigns that aren’t delivering the results you want, let’s go over the five mistakes that a lot of startups...
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WJR Business Beat with Jeff Sloan: Brand Finance 2020 Report on the Most Valuable and Strongest Media Brands (Episode 84)

We're back with another episode of the WJR Business Beat, and this morning, Jeff is sharing details from the recently released Brand Finance Media 25 2020 Report. Facebook has just been named the world's most valuable media brand, according to the report, with a brand value of $79.8 billion. Other notable media giants coming in amongst the...
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Startup Myth: Is it Better to Be First to Market or Not?

The following is an adapted excerpt from "Startup Myths and Models: What You Won’t Learn in Business School." Published by Columbia Business School Publishing. Copyright © 2020 by Rizwan Virk. StartupNation exclusive discounts and savings on Dell products and accessories: Learn more here You have to be first to market is one of the most...
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WJR Business Beat with Jeff Sloan: Big Tech Showing Positive Revenue Growth Amid COVID-19 (Episode 49)

The big tech companies, including Google, Apple, Facebook, Amazon, and Microsoft, have proven their staying power through the COVID-19 crisis. All five have seen positive revenue growth over the same quarter in 2019. On this morning's WJR Business Beat, Jeff dives into the Statista study results further, including the following growth over Q1 2019: Amazon up...
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WJR Business Beat with Jeff Sloan: Big Five Tech Companies (Episode 32)

In a time when small businesses need help more than ever, the big five tech companies are stepping up. These five companies, including Google, Facebook, Amazon, Microsoft, and Apple, are not only providing additional resources to small business, but also much needed funding. As reported in yesterday, these five companies have a combined market...
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Resources for Small Business Aid Amidst the COVID-19 Crisis

As local businesses close their doors amidst the coronavirus pandemic, entrepreneurs and business owners worldwide are scrambling to make ends meet. If you're in need of assistance during this time, consider the following resources for small business aid: StartupNation exclusive discounts and savings on Dell products and accessories: Learn more here GRANTS AND LOANS Detroit...
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4 Factors to Consider When Choosing Between TV and Online Video Ads

Not too long ago, video advertising was mostly done through television advertising. Aside from the ads theatergoers saw before a feature film, brands trying to win viewers’ attention had only one platform on which to do it: TV. Today, advertisers not only have the internet, but they also have a series of social media platforms...
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Remixing the Workforce: How to Lead and Succeed in the Multigenerational Workplace

The following is excerpted from "The Remix: How to Lead and Succeed in the Multigenerational Workplace" by Lindsey Pollak published by HarperBusiness. The Entrepreneurial Remixer: Jon Steinberg Jon Steinberg is the former president of BuzzFeed and currently founder and CEO of Cheddar Inc., a millennial- and Gen Z–focused news network. A true remixer, Jon analyzed the...
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6 Ways to Master Your Startup’s Social Media Marketing

Maybe you’re using social media, but don’t feel like you’re maximizing your efforts. Maybe you’ve resisted jumping on the bandwagon thus far and realize you can no longer ignore what others are saying is a powerful marketing channel. Using social media isn’t complicated, but it can help to have a few tried-and-true tips to get...
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The Art of Design (and Management) in Entrepreneurship

StartupNation Radio is brought to you by our sponsor, Pappas Financial. On this episode of StartupNation Radio, Jeff explores the relationship of design and entrepreneurship with two very influential guests. First up on the show, he chats with graphic designer, Mick Brege. Later, Jeff interviews Julie Zhuo, VP of design at Facebook, who shares her...
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Why Your Startup Needs its Own Facebook Chatbot

Paying for additional team members can be a real struggle while you’re launching your startup. But get your customer service game wrong, and it won’t be long before your startup closes its doors. Thankfully, there is a way to ensure your first customers get the service they need without the need to add inordinate numbers...